Subdivision & Redistricting

Subdivision

Subdividing is the process of dividing a lot or parcel of land into two or more lots or parcels. The process can include subdividing a single parcel or multiple parcels.

This usually happens when a property owner divides a parcel of land into several smaller lots. It also includes when several smaller lots are combined into a single parcel. Creating a condominium plan is also a form of subdivision.

The Municipal Government Act allows you to subdivide property; however, subdivisions may be subject to conditions.

Before You Apply

We recommend you discuss your subdivision application with us by calling 780-939-8275 or emailing Planning and Development Services.

Early guidance and an understanding of the process will help you move forward in the right direction and ensure the process proceeds smoothly.

Redistricting of Land

Redistricting, or rezoning, is the process of changing the land use district that applies to a particular parcel of land. Each parcel of land has a specific land use which means it is regulated in a specific way.

As a landowner, you might request redistricting if you’d like to subdivide your land or build on your land in a way that is not currently allowed.

Application Requirements

Some additional requirements could include the following:

  • Land use concept
  • Geotechnical investigation
  • Traffic impact assessments

Before You Apply

We recommend you discuss your redistricting plans with us by calling 780-939-8275 or emailing Planning and Development Services.

Early guidance and an understanding of the process will help you move forward in the right direction and ensure the process proceeds smoothly.

Applications

Common questions

If you need clarification, arrange a meeting with a planning technician by calling 780-939-8275 or emailing Planning and Development. They can provide guidance that can prevent surprises and save you time, money and effort!

How much will it cost me to subdivide?

Subdivision application fee (paid when submitting your application)

  • Fee to subdivide one parcel: $3,000
  • Fee per additional subdivided parcel: $200 per additional parcel

Fees and deposits (paid after approval)

  • Endorsement fee: $250
  • Refundable gravel approach upgrade deposit: $2,000 each, if required
  • Refundable paved approach upgrade deposit: $8,000 each, if required
  • Approach re-inspection fee (charged if more than two approach inspections are necessary): $200, if required
  • New parcel fee (note: also applies to property line adjustments): $600 for each new parcel
  • Property taxes: any outstanding arrears
  • Money in lieu of municipal reserve: 10 per cent of assessed value

Additional fees (if applicable)>/p>

  • Variance application fee (for any existing structures which do not meet current regulations): generally between $200 and $400
  • Private sewage inspection fee (after a septic system has been replaced/relocated): call Superior Safety Codes a 780-939-8276
  • Fee to appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board: $100
  • Fee to appeal to the Municipal Government Board: no charge
  • Application amendment fee: 50% of application fee

Note: other fees will be incurred from surveyors and/or provincial agencies in relation to completing this process. Depending on the proposal, your survey fees could vary between ±$3,000 and ±$7,000 (or more).

Are other planning processes considered?

When considering a subdivision application, the Subdivision Authority takes into consideration the policies of the Municipal Development Plan, in conjunction with the policies of any other statutory plan (such as an area structure plan or intermunicipal development plan) that applies to the parcel. The Land Use Bylaw also provides for subdivision regulations.

Learn more about planning documents and studies

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