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Subdivision of Land

When do I need to apply for a subdivision approval?

 
A subdivision approval is required when any parcel of land is divided (e.g., to create a new lot or lots). An approval is also required to add more land to an existing lot, or to join two or more lots.
 
 
Where do I apply, and who issues the approval?
 
If your property is in a municipality that has an Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw, contact the local municipality office. Please refer to the Municipal Planning page for more information. 
 
For properties anywhere else in the province, contact a Safety Standards Officer.
 
How do I submit an application?
 
The subdivision approval process can vary depending upon the location and number of lots proposed. Please contact a Safety Standards Officer to guide you through the process.
  
 
How long does it take?
 
Please allow two weeks to several months, depending upon the complexity of the subdivision plan, to process your request.
 
 
What are the fees?
 
Refer to the schedule of fees.  HST is not required.  
Please make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance.


Can I appeal a decision (to approve or reject a property subdivision)?

If you wish to appeal a decision regarding the subdivision of land, you may file an appeal with the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission
(IRAC) within 21 days following the date on which the decision was issued.  To determine whether you have a right of appeal, please carefully review Section 28 of the PEI Planning Act.


Forms

Permission to Subdivide Land / Change of Use, Application for
  (PDF)     

Service Location

Montague
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Map


O'Leary
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Map


Souris
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Map


Summerside
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Map


Charlottetown


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