This information has been prepared to assist individuals wishing to subdivide land within the Province of Alberta. It is intended to complement information contained in provincial legislation or provided by the Subdivision Authority of the municipality in which the land is located.
What is Subdivision?
Subdivision is the dividing of a single parcel of land into two or more parcels, each to be given a separate title. Subdivision is also used for existing lot line adjustments. Notwithstanding a few exceptional circumstances, subdivision approval and endorsement by the local municipality must always be received before the subdivision can be registered at the Land Tiles Office and titles issued (including bareland condominiums).
Exceptions may occur with parcels of land that contain more than one quarter section, a river lot, a lake lot, or some settlement lots created prior to July 1, 1950. Ask your local Subdivision Authority, an Alberta Land Surveyor or Alberta Land Titles staff for information about the particular circumstances of the parcel of land in question.
NOTE: This booklet is a general guide to Alberta’s subdivision process. It does not contain all the rules and regulations. Individuals applying for subdivision of land must contact the local municipality for local regulations. Applicants may also wish to obtain a copy of the Municipal Government Act and the Subdivision and Development Regulation.
The Association has prepared a brochure
to help you understand Alberta's subdivision process.
Copies of Association brochures can also be ordered using our online form