Subdivision of land is the process whereby a parcel of land is divided into two or more parcels in order to obtain separate legal titles for each parcel. Subdivision is also used for adjustments to existing lot lines, consolidations, and condominiums.
|Timeframe: 7-10 weeks||Cost: Dependant on the current Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw|
If the application is complete and all conditions are met the subdivision process typically requires about 7 to 10 weeks to complete from application to final registration, depending on the complexity of the development. The fees may vary depending on the type of subdivision proposal, current fees can be found in the Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw.
Step 1: Pre-Application Meeting
You are encouraged to discuss your proposal with the Subdivision Authority to assess the feasibility of a proposed subdivision and its requirements before making a formal application.
Step 2: Apply for Subdivision Approval
Once the City receives a complete subdivision application, it and the proposed subdivision plan are reviewed to make sure it is in compliance with all land use planning documents and legislative requirements. It is then circulated both internally and externally to stakeholders for comments.
All approvals are conditional. At a minimum, taxes paid will be a requirement of any approval. Conditions may include but are not limited to, taxes, easements, rights-of-way, service agreements, transportation levies, and dedication of municipal reserve or road widening.
Step 3: Endorsement and Registration
If your application for subdivision is not approved, or if you disagree with a condition, you may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within 14 days of receipt of the written decision of the Subdivision Authority.
Once the 14-day appeal period for the approval is over, and all the conditions are met, the applicant may submit the application and registration documents to the Subdivision Authority for endorsement. It is up to the applicant's land surveyor to register the plans with Alberta Land Titles.