PMPO Easement Project 

Many roads on Palomar are not recognized as being legal by the County, meaning that:

  1. if you need to re-build after a firestorm, you may not be granted a permit
  2. if you want to build or add on, you likely won't be permitted
  3. if you want to sell or re-finance your home, some lenders will not loan without a deeded easement to a public road.

Here is the County document listing the minimum essential items for plan submittal for fire victims.

Many residents that attempted to re-build in Julian after the 2003 firestorm are still unable to do so. For Palomar residents, its simply a question of when, not if.

The PMPO (and specifically Attorney Tom Burton, Engineer Rob Hawk, and Realtor Bonnie Phelps) is offering its help to clear up as many easements as possible. We plan to address all roads on Palomar, one at a time, starting from the far east side of Palomar and working west - rather than dealing with properties on a case by case basis.

Do you own affected properties? Please see the "Affected Areas" links to the right..

Do you own property in Pedley, Baileys, or other areas of the Mountain? We aren't quite there yet, but have some solution ideas. We'd be glad to get questions answered.

The community of Palomar Mountain are those properties located to the north of State Highway 76 (excluding land designated as The La Jolla Indian Reservation) between State Highway 6 (otherwise referred to as South Grade Road), and State Highway 7 (otherwise referred to as East Grade Road) and accessed from those roads. It also includes properties accessed from Nate Harrison Grade outside the boundaries of the Pauma Indian Reservation. All properties are within San Diego County and The Cleveland National Forest.

PMPO Board of Director members assisting with Easement Project:
Retired Attorney, Tom Burton
Engineer, Rob Hawk
Realtor, Bonnie Phelps

Affected Areas


Road Marker Map

Birch Hill Road

Paved areas of Crestline Road

Road Marker 28 on the left before you get to the Lodge

Map East of the Lodge (aka Assessor's Map 11)

Additional maps (thanks to Michael Pique)

More Information
Why are we doing this?
Correcting Easements
Estimated Costs


Contact Us Postal Address: P.O. Box 145, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060-0145


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