Learn about the subdivision process and how to apply to subdivide a property
Subdivision is the legal process of altering a property's boundaries once approved by a municipal Approval Officer. You must apply for subdivision if you want to:
- divide your land into smaller parcels of land
- realign existing boundaries
- consolidate 1 or more properties into a single lot
- create a Bare Land Strata
- airspace parcelization
- stratification and phased stratification
The subdivision process is governed by the City’s zoning and subdivision bylaws and the Local Government and Land Title Acts.
The City follows the following procedure:
- Pre-application: Before submitting your written application, contact the planning division in writing to confirm the feasibility of the subdivision. Subdivision enquiries should include a letter of intent and a site survey.
- Submit application: Submit your application with the appropriate fee and all the required documents and plans.
- Application review: The planning division reviews the application and circulates it to different City departments and government agencies for review.
- Tentative approval: If everything goes well, the Approving Officer issues a tentative approval letter along with several prerequisite conditions.
- Making prerequisite conditions: If you meet all the prerequisite conditions, you can submit the required documents.
- Final approval: Once all conditions are met, the Approving Officer will issue final approval.
How to pay
You can pay invoices online with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) or in-person with cash, cheque or debit card. Per the City's Fee Recovery Bylaw 13640, we'll charge a fee of 1.75% on payments made with a credit card.