LA County to use Twitter for parcel, property notifications

The Los Angeles County Public Works Department is now using Twitter in an effort to cut costs and notify the public about properties that come up for sale, authorities said today.

"The creation of new lots and parcels for sale, lease or financing is a good indicator of economic recovery,'' said Dennis Hunter, assistant deputy director of the department's Land Development Division. "By visiting LACoSurveyor, you can monitor economic trends and see how many new subdivision maps are being recorded on a daily and weekly basis.''

The online application is expected to cut operating costs by reducing the need for customers to visit the department in person for survey-related records, Hunter said.

In addition to updates on tract and parcel maps, the department's tweets will cover industry topics such as proposed legislation or policy changes and updates on guidelines for processing paperwork.

Digital copies of subdivision maps are available for download at www.dpw.lacounty.gov/ldd/dmrnet.

Those interested can follow LACoSurveyor at www.twitter.com/lacosurveyor.