How much does it cost to subdivide?
The cost of subdivision depends on the number of lots being subdivided and the types of supporting documentation required. Learn more about subdivision fees.
How long is the subdivision process?
The subdivision process, from application to final plan registration, is a minimum of six months. Several factors can influence the length of the process, including the complexity of the application, the number of applications being processed at the time, the types of studies or reports required, surveyor availability and satisfaction of the subdivision approval conditions by the applicant.
How many lots can I subdivide from my quarter section?
The number of lots one can subdivide is dependent on the districting of the subject lands and the policies of the Land Use Bylaw, Municipal Development Plan, Area Structure Plans/Local Area Structure Plans (if applicable) and Government of Alberta regulation.
When does my property need to be surveyed?
An Alberta land surveyor is required to survey the lands and provide a plan to Leduc County when a subdivision application receives conditional approval from the Subdivision Authority. Once the plan is endorsed, the surveyor will take the plan to Alberta Land Titles for registration.
What surveyor should I use? How much does it cost?
Leduc County does not endorse a particular Alberta land surveyor. The Alberta land surveyor must be a current member of the Alberta Land Surveyors Association. Costs for the surveyor depend on the type and complexity of the plan to be prepared. Costs may also vary between different surveying companies.
Can I appeal my neighbor's subdivision?
The Municipal Government Act does not permit adjacent landowners to appeal an approved subdivision. After a subdivision application is made, a referral letter is sent out to adjacent landowners and other affected agencies. Adjacent landowners have the opportunity to submit comments regarding the subdivision during the referral period outlined in this letter.
Why do I have to pay the Rural Road Surfacing Contribution?
In 2008, Leduc County council approved the Rural Road Surfacing Contribution (RRSC) catchment area. If a subdivision application is within the catchment area, the subdivided lot is subject to a fee, as per the Fees and Charges bylaw. In addition to the RRSC, subdivision of those lands in the Highway 625/Range Road 232 Upgrade Area or Highway 625/Range Road 234 Upgrade Area is subject to an additional fee, which goes directly into the upgrading of the specified county roads to meet the demand of new development.
Who is in charge of dust control in my subdivision?
During construction of the internal road for a new subdivision the developer is responsible for dust control measures.
Can I share a septic system? What do I have to do to get my subdivision's septic system up to standards?
All private sewage disposal systems (PSDS) must meet provincially regulated setbacks and standards.
How does subdivision impact private sewage disposal systems?
All private sewage disposal systems that exist on the title property prior to subdivision must comply with the private sewage disposal system regulation after the subdivision is complete.
For low-density subdivisions – the subdivision of up to three parcels of land for agricultural or residential use, four parcels for smallholdings intensive agricultural use or a lot line adjustment – this may require no changes, or may require an alteration such as the relocation of a discharge line or replacement of a faulty septic tank, or it may require that a new sewage disposal system be installed. A private sewage disposal system permit is required for alterations or new system installations.
In cases of multi-lot subdivisions – the subdivision of four or more parcels for residential, commercial or industrial use – the requirements may be more complex and involve Alberta Environment and Parks approval for communal systems.
Do you have a list of private sewage disposal system (PSDS) installers?
Leduc County does not endorse any particular PSDS Installer. Local contractors can be found on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.
How do I know where to put my fence?
In order to ensure the correct location for a fence, a real property report or a plan of survey should be referenced. An Alberta land surveyor should be contacted if there is no current real property report or a plan of survey for the subject lands.
Where can I find a Commissioner of Oaths?
Leduc County has several qualified Commissioner of Oaths that can commission land titles documents.
Who takes the subdivision approval to land titles?
The Alberta Land Surveyor that prepared the final subdivision plan.
What is a "deferred reserve caveat"?
At the time of subdivision approval, the Subdivision Authority will determine if municipal reserves will be provided for as land, money in place of land or deferred onto the subdivided titles.
If the municipal reserves are deferred, a deferred reserve caveat will be placed onto the newly created title(s). In the event that the lands are further subdivided in the future, the deferred reserves will once again be considered by the Subdivision Authority and may be taken as land or money in place of land.