City staff review applications to ensure the parcels created:
- Are suitable for their intended use including environmental considerations
- Have access to services such as electricity, water and drainage
- Have access to a road or a lawful means of access
- Conform with all statutory plans and the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw
A conditional approval letter is sent by City staff, which may include conditions such as payment of property taxes or demolition of existing structures.
If your application is in the following neighbourhoods: Argyll, Avonmore, Bonnie Doon (portions), Hazeldean, Idylwylde (portions) Kenilworth, King Edward Park (portions), Ottewell (portions) and Ritchie, you will also be required to enter into a servicing agreement which details additional charges for drainage servicing.
If your application for subdivision is denied, or you disagree with a condition, you can appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within 14 days of receipt of the written decision of the Subdivision Authority.
Adjacent property owners are notified of applications when received and are invited to comment, but have no right to appeal decisions.
Can my neighbour stop my application?
Your next door neighbours will be notified of your application and are able to provide comments. City staff may consider land use related concerns in their analysis of the application. Only the landowner is able to appeal a subdivision decision.
City staff compare the conditional approval letter with the plan of survey to ensure all the conditions outlined the conditional approval letter have been completed. After endorsement is complete the landowner can register their lots with Alberta Land Titles.