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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 application5 days
Government review and comment30 days
CRP submits report to Council5 days
Council decision60 days
Approving authority decision60 days
Complete conditionsUp to 2 years
Issuance of certificate of approval5 days
Registration at The Property Registry3 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.