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Subdivision 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 of existing lot lines, consolidations and condominiums.
Only the landowner or an agent acting on behalf of the landowner may apply for subdivision. Land owners generally hire or contract an Alberta Land Surveyor or other professional to act on their behalf.
The subdivision application is reviewed to make sure it is complete. Only complete applications will be accepted and considered for approval.
The proposed plan is 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, easements and right-of-ways, service agreement, and dedication of municipal reverse or road widening.
Once all the conditions of the approval are met and the 14 day appeal period is over, the applicant can submit the plan and registration documents to the Subdivision Authority for endorsement.
Alberta Regulation 160/2012 relates to subdivision and development requirements around abandoned well sites. To ensure the subdivision approval process is in compliance with the regulations an Abandoned Wells Declaration form must be completed as part of the subdivision application.
The Subdivision and Development Regulation requires that the Subdivision Authority render a decision on the subdivision within 60 days. This deadline may be extended through an agreement with the applicant. The subdivision flow chart shows the subdivision process.
Fees are required for both the application and the endorsement of the subdivision. The fees are established in accordance with the fee schedule in effect at the time of application or endorsement.
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.
All applications are to be submitted to the attention of the Subdivision Authority.
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Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 6V3
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