Municipal Planning Services is the Town of Legal's Subdivision Authority and deals with all subdivision questions and permits.
Subdivision refers to the process of adjusting the boundaries of a parcel of land to:
New subdivisions must be approved by the local Subdivision Authority, in this case, Municipal Planning Services before the new property boundaries can be registered with the Alberta Land Titles Office
Under the Municipal Government Act, before the Land Titles Office can register a Plan or any other instrument creating a subdivision, the subdivision must be "approved" by a Subdivision Authority.
To apply for a subdivision, the landowner or an agent authorized to act on the landowner's behalf shall submit the following:
Applications are not considered complete until the above information has been provided. Please ensure that you have completed the application form accurately and clearly identified the existing and proposed land uses in the spaces provided.
Where applications are for land with severe topographic limitations, or where applications are adjacent to a body of water, a map showing contour intervals may be required.
If the application is to create four (4) or more new parcels and is not to be served by municipal piped sewage disposal services, a report certifying that water table levels and soil permeability on the site satisfy Alberta Environmental Protection's guidelines for the type of development proposed may be required.
If the application is to create a sixth or subsequent parcel on a quarter section and is not to be served by municipal piped water supply or cisterns (with trucked water), a report to satisfy Section 23(3) of the Water Act will be required.
For information on abandoned oil and gas wells, applicants are advised to contact the AER at 1-855-297-8311.
Should this or other information be required, you will be contacted directly by Municipal Planning Services. You will be notified by letter when your application has been accepted, and also when a decision has been made.
For more complex applications (multi parcel subdivisions) applicants often hire a professional, to determine the likelihood of success, or for assistance in refining the proposals so that the chance of approval is increased. A pre-application meeting can often be arranged with the Subdivision Authority to discuss issues related to a proposed subdivision. Use of professional services may actually reduce the overall subdivision or development costs to the landowner.
Municipal Planning Services requires two separate fees in order to fully process a subdivision application. An initial application fee covers the cost of process the application to the point of making a decision on the proposed subdivision. If an application is approved, and the applicant continues with the process of subdividing the land, a final fee at the time of endorsement is required. The fees has been split into two instalments because the fees are non-refundable and, if your application is not approved, this reduces some of your costs.
The basic subdivision application fee (paid upon initial application), and the endorsement fee (paid upon final endorsement of your Plan), are both determined by the specific number of parcels resulting from the subdivision. There are two application fee structures: one for a subdivision resulting in three lots or less, and one for a subdivision resulting in more than three lots.
|Subdivision fee at application for up to three lots including any remainder.||$700 (base fee) plus and additional $100 per lot|
|Subdivision fee at application for four or more lots, including any remainder||$700 (base fee) plus $250 per lot|
|Separation of Titles *[MGA S.652 (4)]||$700|
|Condominium Plan Consent||$50 per unit|
Fee at endorsement
*Endorsement fees are charged at time of endorsement for all subdivisions except for Separation of Titles
|$100 (base fee) plus an additional $150 per lot|
Current Land Title
|$12 per title|
|$7 per photo|
GST is payable on all required fees.