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:
- a legal subdivision (LSD) in a quarter section;
- 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;
- 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:
- a completed Application to Subdivide Landform;
- a plan of proposed subdivision; *
- titles to the land being subdivided; AND
- 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.