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Subdivision & Development

Pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007, (the PDA) “subdivision” means a division of land that will result in the creation of a surface parcel, or the rearrangement of the boundaries or limits of a surface parcel, and includes the removal of a parcel tie that links two or more parcels together so as to prevent those parcels from being individually dealt with in the land registry if the situation involves: 

  1. a legal subdivision (LSD) in a quarter section; 
  2. a parcel linked to another parcel if the parcels:
    (i) were deemed to be one parcel of land pursuant to any former Act;
    (ii) are separated by a road or railway plan or a watercourse; and
    (iii) were held under one certificate of title before the implementation of The Land Titles Act, 2000;
  3. a parcel that was required to be consolidated with all or part of another parcel by a certificate of approval issued pursuant to the PDA or any former Act.

Subdivision approval from the Approving Authority is required:

  • To obtain a new title to part of an existing parcel;
  • To move an existing property line;
  • To divide land into lots and roadways;
  • To subdivide property by removing a ‘parcel tie’;
  • To separate title to a "legal subdivision" (LSD);
  • To secure an interest in part of a parcel for a mortgage, sale or easement;
  • To secure an interest in a lease of part of a parcel with a term of 10 or more years

Subdivision applications submitted to the Community Planning Branch, Ministry of Government Relations, and must contain:

  1. a completed Application to Subdivide Landform;
  2. a plan of proposed subdivision; *
  3. titles to the land being subdivided; AND
  4. a payment covering the basic fees.

Incomplete applications are returned unprocessed. During the review of an application, additional information and fees may be required. A plan of proposed subdivision must be prepared by a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor or Community Planner (see listings in telephone directory Yellow Pages).

Parcel pictures may be accepted in lieu of a plan of proposed subdivision only where it is proposed to remove a parcel tie from linked parcels: separated by a road, railway or watercourse; containing no buildings or utility lines; having suitable topography; and where no road widening is required.

Please see the Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations site for more information.