Community Planning, Land Use and Subdivision
What is a Subdivision?
Under The Planning and Development Act, 2007, (the Act) “subdivision” means a division of land that will result in the creation of a surface parcel, or the rearrangement of the boundaries or limits of a surface parcel, and includes the removal of a parcel tie that links two or more parcels together so as to prevent those parcels from being individually dealt with in the land registry if the situation involves:
(a) a legal subdivision (LSD) in a quarter section;
(b) a parcel linked to another parcel if the parcels:
(c) a parcel that was required to be consolidated with all or part of another parcel by a certificate of approval issued pursuant to the Act or any former Act.
A “subdividing instrument” means an interest that is less than title based on an agreement for sale, easement, lease or mortgage, or any other document or group of documents that:
(a) affects or encumbers only part of a parcel;
(b) creates or declares any right, interest or estate in only part of a parcel; or
(c) otherwise has the effect of subdividing land.
Subdividing land involves applying to a subdivision approving authority for approval to subdivide land and registering the approved subdivision at Information Services Corporation (ISC), Land Registry.
The Cities of Estevan, Lloydminster, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, and Yorkton have subdivision approving authority for lands within their respective limits. The Municipal Directory may be used to contact each city for its application procedures.
The Directors of Community Planning are subdivision approving authorities for the Cities of Humboldt, Melfort and Melville, all towns, villages, resort villages, rural municipalities, and the entire Northern Saskatchewan Administration District. See the documents below for more information about applying to Community Planning.
For more information, contact the Community Planning Branch at: