Subdivisions

If you want to divide a parcel of land into smaller lots, you'll need to apply for either:

Before you begin your project, contact us to determine the zoning requirements for your property and which application is appropriate. Staff may suggest that you book a Preliminary Meeting to further discuss the requirements for your project.

We will also confirm if you will need to attend a Pre-Consultation (DART) Meeting to obtain application requirements.

What is Part Lot Control?

Section 50 (7) of the Planning Act states that part of a lot on a registered plan of subdivision can't be transferred to a new owner without the approval of the municipality. This prevents lots in a subdivision by being further subdivided.

Exemption from the part lot control provisions of the Planning Act allows lots to be subdivided without requiring approval from the Committee of Adjustment or the submission of a new plan of subdivision.

Exemption from part lot control is appropriate when a number of land transactions are involved, but the resulting changes won't affect the nature or character of the subdivision. This often happens with the division of blocks for townhouses and semi-detached homes and for the development of industrial subdivisions.

Prepare Your Application

You will have an opportunity to discuss your proposal with staff before submitting an application. This may help eliminate delays and costs. 

It is recommended that you review the Exemption from Part Lot Control Application Manual to better understand the process and requirements. Contact us to request this document.

To complete the application form, you will need to have the following documents with you:

  • Property owner(s) contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address (as identified on their government-issued I.D.)
  • Your (applicant) contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address (as identified on your government-issued I.D.)
  • Property information such as municipal address, roll number/ARN and legal description
  • Details of the proposed application
  • Property closing date
  • Supporting material and documentation in PDF format as per the Town's Electronic Submission Requirements

The Town is not commissioning any applications at this time. Please contact a lawyer or notary public to have your application commissioned. All applications must be commissioned.

Apply for an Exemption from Part Lot Control

Submit your application online:

When you submit the online form, a copy of the form and all submission material is sent to Town staff. A copy is sent to you as well. Town staff will then contact you to discuss the application and receive fee payment.