Easements for road drainage are required if the District Development
Technician determines that there may be a drainage concern. They are
necessary to ensure that runoff of groundwater does not collect in the
development but is carried to an approved natural outfall.
Drainage easements should be located where they have a minimal effect on
property values, such as along a property line rather than through the middle of
the property. They should be a minimum of six metres wide, so that equipment can be
brought in to maintain the drainage channel.
Note: Diversions of, or altera tions to, watercourses require the approvals the Ministry of Environment, Water Stewardship Division.
The subdivider should do the following:
- Arrange for the preparation of any necessary legal survey plans
- Prepare the easement documents in a form acceptable to the Registrar
of the Land Title & Survey Authority
- Submit the documents to the District Transportation Office with
the final subdivision plan
- Submit a current State of Title Certificate to the District Transportation
Office. The District Development Technician checks this against the
easement document to ensure that all persons with a financial interest
in the land have signed the easement document.
- Deposit the easement documents in the Land Title & Survey Authority together
with any necessary plans.
If charges of a financial nature are registered against the title of
the parent property, the chargeholders must submit postponement
or priority agreements. These allow the easement to be registered
with priority over the financial charge.