The Ministry’s application process has five
stages, each with a number of separate steps.
The process described here is for conventional fee simple subdivision,
and covers the majority of subdivision applications brought to the Ministry
of Transportation and Infrastructure. For strata properties and other variations from
the conventional subdivision process, go to Variations
in the Approval Process.
The steps in the application process fall into five stages:
The applicant decides on a proposal to subdivide land
The applicant prepares and submits an application
for Preliminary Layout Approval.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure receives
the application and evaluates it according to the criteria.
The Provincial Approving Officer gives the application preliminary approval
(PLA) with conditions or non-approval (PLNA) with reasons. Should the applicant wish to continue, they are required to complete all works identified in the PLA. Note: Prelimininary Layout Approval does not guarantee the subdivision will be approved at the final approval stage.
The Applicant submits final plans and the Approving Officer makes a final
approval decision. If they are approved, the applicant registers the
plans in the Land Title Office.
Most of the information posted here pertains to conventional subdivision.
However, there are other types of subdivisions, such as strata subdivisions
or subdividing for relatives. There are also special situations which
add to the process in other subdivisions. If you are subdividing in
any of the exceptional circumstances listed in this category, please
contact your District Development Technician for advice pertaining to