Subdivisions & Zoning
Subdivision is the process in which a parcel of land is divided into two or more parcels, in order to obtain separate legal titles for each parcel. The provincial Community Planning Branch with the Ministry of Government Relations is the approving authority for subdividing land in the R.M. All applications for subdivision must be submitted to Community Planning, in order to begin the process.
Note: Rezoning may be required to support the proposed subdivision. Please refer to the rezoning process below.
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The Zoning Bylaw is a living document that goes through frequent revisions and amendments. At the property owners request, property may be rezoned.
Bylaw Amendment Process:
First Reading of Bylaw:
If the application complies with all policy requirements and Council feels it has merit, they will pass a motion to support the rezoning application including a condition of approval to receive Ministerial approval of the amending bylaw. They will give what is referred to as “First Reading” to the bylaw in order to begin the required public notification and public hearing process.
After First Reading to the bylaw is given, an advertisement indicating the reason for amendment, the affected land and the date of the public hearing, is placed in a local newspaper for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the next Council meeting. Members of the public have the ability to view or discuss the proposed bylaw with R.M. planning staff prior to the public hearing date. Any written comments on the bylaw received by the date indicated in the advertising notice will be include in the agenda package for Council’s consideration on the date of the public hearing.
At the public hearing, during regularly scheduled R.M. Council meetings, the public has an opportunity to speak for or against the proposed bylaw.
Decision on Bylaw:
After the public hearing has closed, Council may give Second and Third Readings to the bylaw which would support the rezoning application, or they may defeat the proposed bylaw denying the application for rezoning.
If the application is denied, it cannot be appealed. However, if the bylaw is passed an information package and copies of the bylaw will be sent to the provincial Community Planning branch for Ministerial approval of the bylaw. The bylaw and rezoning come into effect on the date of Ministerial approval.
Bylaw Amendment Application:
ZONING COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
A Compliance Certificate is confirmation from the RM that all buildings and structures identified on the property have met the regulations under the Zoning Bylaw, and have the appropriate building permits.
Form Required: Compliance Certificate Application
|Zoning Compliance Certificate||Fee ($) + GST|
|Residential and Commercial/Industrial Use||$100.00|