Subdivision of Land

The Subdivision Process:

Processing of a subdivision application generally follows these steps:

  1. Submission of a completed application with the required fee;
  2. Referral to the M.D. staff, school divisions, utility companies, and government departments, among other agencies, for comment;
  3. Notification of subdivision application to adjacent landowners and receipt of input;
  4. Decision (a tentative approval, a tentative approval with conditions, or a refusal), normally within 60 days;
  5. Appeal period (19 days) - potential appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board or the Municipal Government Board by the applicant or referral agency;
  6. Fulfillment of any conditions specified in the decision;
  7. Submission of a Descriptive Plan, Plan of Survey, or other instruments to Municipal Planning Services Ltd. together with the required fee for endorsement (final approval); and
  8. Registration (by the applicant's surveyor) of the Plan or document at the Alberta Land Titles Office.

The subdivision process typically takes three (3) months and could cost approximately $6,000 - $10,000 depending on the nature of the application. For more information, see below documents:

Download the Brochure on Subdivision Process

Download the Subdivision Application