Subdivision is the process of legally changing the boundaries of a parcel.
In the cases where a proposed subdivision complies with current zoning regulations for the parcel, an application can be submitted to the City of Pitt Meadows.
The Land Title Office, in most cases, will not register new parcels that are created through subdivision without the signature of an Approving Officer on the plan of subdivision. In most cases, subdivision will involve:
- Dividing one or two lots into several lots;
- Adjusting or realigning an existing property line; or
- Combining two or more lots into one lot.
There is a wide range of both provincial and local government legislation and regulations taken into consideration when assessing a subdivision application, including, but not limited to:
- Land Title Act
- Local Government Act
- Strata Property Act
- Bare Land Strata Regulations
- Agricultural Land Commission
- Site Profiles
- Guide to Limited Common Property
Read and/or download our overview of the subdivision review process in Pitt Meadows.
The City bylaws that govern or influence subdivisons within the community are:
- Zoning Bylaw No. 2505 – establishes a number of land use zones, each having its own set of requirements such as minimum lot area, minimum lot width and depth;
- Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 2589 – sets out standards for subdivision layout, design and construction of roads, water supply, sanitary, storm drainage and other utilities.
- Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2352 – provides strategies to guide development towards attaining a common vision for the community’s future and designates all land with a general land use.
There may be other significant costs to consider depending on the scope of the development and specific site features. These may include:
- Servicing costs including water and sewer - Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 2589
- Legal and survey costs
- Consultant fees (May include: Surveyors, Professional Engineers, Arborists, Transportation Studies, Qualified Environmental Professionals)
- FortisBC Electric and FortisBC Gas requirements
- Ministry of Transportation Requirements
- Development Cost Charges
- Development application fee