Generally, an application for subdivision goes through the following steps:
- Submission of a completed application with the required fee. The application form can be found at
- Referral to internal municipal staff and departments, school divisions, utility companies, and government departments, among other agencies for comment.
- Notification of subdivision application to adjacent landowners and receipt of input.
- Decision (tentative approval, tentative approval with conditions, or refusal), normally within 60 days. This occurs when SE Planning (the County Planning Advisor) prepares a recommendation and submits it to the County. The Planning Advisor will then take it to the next Municipal Planning Commission Meeting.
- Appeal period (19 days) – potential appeal to Subdivision and Development Appeal Board or Municipal Government Board by applicant or provincial agency – not by neighbors.
- Fulfillment of any conditions specified in the decision.
- Submission of a Descriptive Plan, Plan of Survey, or other instrument to SE Planning, together with the required fee for endorsement (final approval).
- Registration of the Plan or document at the Alberta Land Titles Office.