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.

Subdivision Process

 Timeframe: 7-10 weeksCost: $500.00 + 300.00/lot (includes endorsement)

Step 1: Pre-Application Meeting

You are encouraged to discuss your proposal with a Subdivision Officer to assess the feasibility of a proposed subdivision before making a formal application. They will provide information on development standards, the application process, and applicable fees.

Call 780-538-0438 or email to schedule a meeting with a Subdivision Officer.

Note:  Applications are required to align with an Area Structure Plan and/or an Outline Plan that has been approved for the location of the application. 

Step 2: Apply for Subdivision Approval

Complete and submit the application form including any supporting documentation, as well as the applicable fees. Please refer to the Fees, Rates, and Charges Bylaw for the current fee schedule.

Subdivision Application Package

The subdivision application is reviewed to make sure it is complete. Only applications that are deemed complete will be accepted and processed.

The proposed subdivision 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 and advertised once in the local paper.

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, right-of-ways, service agreements, transportation levies, and dedication of municipal reserve or road widening.

Step 3: Endorsement and Registration

Once the 14-day appeal period is over, the required fees are paid, and all the conditions of the approval are met, the applicant may submit the plan 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.

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.

Notice of Subdivision Appeal

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