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The Palomar Mountain Planning Organization (PMPO) is a nonprofit, membership organization established in the early 1980's to help develop planning goals and proposals for the Palomar Mountain Community. The organization provides guidelines for future economic, social and physical development of the community


The next PMPO Board Meeting will be the Annual General Meeting. It will be May 27th, 2017 at 10am (after the Annual Pancake breakfast)


Postal Address
P.O. Box 145
Palomar Mountain
CA 92060-0145


Easement Project

The San Diego Fires of October 2003 and 2007 where many homes were lost showed the importance of having properly registered boundary lines and road access to lots. Failure to have documented access means that, following a serious fire, home re-building cannot occur. This Committee is attempting to resolve parcel access on behalf of landowners. 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

 Individuals assisting with the Easement Project: Cecelia Borland  Tom Burton, Retired Attorney  Rob Hawk, Engineer Bonnie Phelps, Realtor

Affected Areas: 
Road Marker Map
Birch Hill Road
Paved Areas of Crestline Rd
Road Marker 28, on left before Lodge
Map East of the Lodge  (Assessors Map 11)

Additional Maps (Thanks to Mike Pique)
Map of Palomar Camp Site No. 4 (Birch Hill 1924)
Map of Palomar Camp Site No. 4 (Birch Hill 1924)
Record of Survey ROS-8878 sheet 1 (Birch Hill 1981)
Record of Survey ROS-8878 sheet 2 (Birch Hill 1981)
Record of Survey ROS-9660 (Birch Hill 1984)

More Information
Why are we doing this?
Correcting Easements
Estimated Costs
Many roads on Palomar are not recognized as being legal by the County, meaning that:
* if you need to re-build after a firestorm, you may not be granted a permit
* if you want to build or add on, you likely won't be permitted
* 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.