If you are interested in subdividing your property, we recommend that you contact the Community Planning office in Portage. You can reach their office at (204)239-3348. They will be able to help you determine what types of subdivisions are permitted, what conditions may apply and any other potential restrictions.
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Once the application is filed with the Community Planning Office, our Municipality will receive a copy of the application. The application will be reviewed by Council at the regular meeting and a resolution will be passed either approving or denying the application.
Where the minister is approving the authority the fee to apply for a subdivision is $475. If the subdivision application is approved, the approval fee is $200. If the subdivision results in the creation of more than one lit, there is an additional $200 approval fee per lot created. Other costs to consider when applying for a subdivision include:
- Surveying costs
- Municipal lot approval fees
- Legal fees
- Costs associated with obtaining any conditional use or variance orders that may be required
- Costs associated with and zoning bylaw amendments or development agreements that mat be required
- Costs associated with providing any additional information that may be required as part of the subdivision review (such as drainage and topographic information)
- Costs to register the new parcels created by the subdivision with the Property Registry
The time it takes to process a subdivision varies depending in the number of applications in the system, the scale and complexity of your project, and how thoroughly you prepare your application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
|Applicant submits application CRP reviews and circulates application||5 days|
|Government review and comment||30 days|
|CRP submits report to Council||5 days|
|Council decision||60 days|
|Approving authority decision||60 days|
|Complete conditions||Up to 2 years|
|Issuance of certificate of approval||5 days|
|Registration at The Property Registry||3 weeks|
A subdivision is the splitting of a parcel of land described in a certificate of title. A subdivision occurs when a single land title is split into two or more parts, property boundaries are rearranged, or a lease, mortgage or other instrument is registered that has the effect of subdividing the parcel.
The registered owner(s) of the land can apply for a subdivision. However, they may also appoint an applicant to apply on their behalf. Proof of authorization is required.