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Subdivision is the process of dividing a property into 2 or more legal lots.
Subdivision is a 2-part process - conditional approval and endorsement. Separate applications and fees are required for each part.
Conditional approval is the process of determining what conditions will need to be met to subdivide lots. The endorsement process confirms that these conditions have been met.
City staff review applications to ensure the parcels created:
A conditional approval letter is sent by City staff, which includes the conditions for subdividing your property. Common conditions of complex subdivision applications include:
City staff compare the conditional approval letter with the plan of survey to ensure the conditions have been satisfied. After endorsement is complete the landowner can register their lots with Alberta Land Titles.
You can appeal a subdivision refusal or condition. Refer to your conditional approval letter to see which of the following boards to appeal to:
Appeals must be made within 14 days of the date of your conditional approval letter. Adjacent property owners are notified of applications when received and are invited to comment, but have no right to appeal decisions.
Payment can be made online during the application process using Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Over the Phone
To pay with a credit card over the phone, please call 780-442-5054 with the following information:
In Person/By Mail
Edmonton Service Centre
2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
When paying endorsement fees by cheque ensure your payment includes the following:
Checklist for Endorsement Fees Paid by Cheque
|Cheque Information||Payable to “City of Edmonton”|
Application timelines vary based on the complexity of the application. The following table shows average calendar days for each application type.
Conditional Approval Timelines
|Application Type||Average Calendar Days|
Endorsements are typically issued within 18 average calendar days.
Non Complex Applications:
The Zoning Bylaw regulates the size and locations of new developments.
Check the zoning regulations that apply to your property to ensure that your intended development can be accommodated on the property once subdivision is complete. Zoning regulations can include maximum height, building size, and required distances for buildings from property lines.
You can check the zoning regulations that apply to your property through the Zoning map:
If you have more questions about your property, speak with a City planner.
See What is Zoning? To learn more about the purpose of zoning regulations.
Review the Subdivision Application Checklist to determine which documents are required for your application type.
Paper applications are not accepted. For assistance with your application contact a City planner.
To make changes after an application has been submitted send updated documents to email@example.com.
The following documents are required to begin your endorsement application:
Paper applications are not accepted. See the for help with your application.