Subdivision of Land

What is Subdivision?

A subdivision is the process of dividing a lot or parcel of land into two or more lots or parcels.

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

Before You Apply

We recommend that you discuss your subdivision application with planning staff (by emailing Planning & Development Services or
phoning 780-939-8275) as soon as possible.

Early guidance and an understanding of the process will ensure you are heading in the right direction and that 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 build on your land in a way that is not currently permitted or subdivide your land.

Requirements for a redistricting application are:

  • Completed application
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Infrastructure Servicing Report and;
    PDF form of plans with clear details

Some additional requirements for a complete application include;

  • Land Use Concept
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Traffic Impact Assessments

We recommend that you discuss redistricting plan prior to applying. Please contact the planning staff via emailing Planning & Development Services or phoning 780-939-8275) as soon as possible.

Early guidance and an understanding of the process will ensure you are heading in the right direction and that the process proceeds smoothly.

Download the Land Use Bylaw Amendment Application package.

Single Lot Subdivision Application Package

Inside this package is a checklist with all that you’ll need for your application.

Single Lot Subdivision Application

Contact Us!

Should you require any clarification, arrange a meeting with on of the County’s Planning Technicians (by emailing Planning & Development Services or phoning 780-939-8275). They can provide additional guidance which can prevent surprises and save you time, money and effort!

  • Can I Subdivide My Property?

    The Municipal Government Act allows for subdivision of property, however, the subdivision of land is not an unfettered right and may be subject to conditions. The best thing you can do is make an appointment to meet with a Planning Technician or a Planning Officer.

  • What are the subdivision application fees?

    Subdivision Application Fee (paid when submitting application)
    Fee to subdivide one parcel $1,175
    Fee per additional subdivided parcel $200 (for each additional parcel)

    Fees and Deposits (paid after approval)
    Endorsement Fee $250
    Refundable Gravel Approach Upgrade Deposit Each $2,000 (only if required)
    Refundable Paved Approach Upgrade Deposit Each $8,000 (only if required)
    Approach Re-Inspection Fee (charged if more than two approach inspections are necessary) $200 (only 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 (see explanation further above on this page) 10% of Assessed Value

    Additional Fees (if applicable)
    Variance Application Fee (for any existing structures which do not meet current regulations) Generally Between $200-400
    Private Sewage Inspection Fee (after a septic system has been replaced/relocated) Call Superior Safety Codes (780-939-8276)
    Appeal to the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board $100
    Appeal to the Municipal Government Board No charge
    Application Amendment Fee $250

    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 to ±$7,000 (or more).

  • Are other planning policies 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.

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  • Where Can I Get A Subdivision Application

    Subdivision application forms are available at Sturgeon County Centre or can be downloaded here.