Subdivisions

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Property owners may apply to the City for approval to subdivide their property. A subdivision is used to divide a property into smaller parcels for the purpose of legally registering separate ownership titles for the parcels with the Provincial Information Services Corporation. Individuals wishing to undertake a subdivision should refer to Subdivision Bylaw No. 57 – 1986 and consult with a professional surveyor and/or planner.

Subdivision Application:

  • Complete any necessary studies to ensure the suitability of land to be subdivided (Section 8 of the Subdivision Bylaw No. 57 – 1986).
  • Complete the application form.
  • Include a cheque or money order for the $20.00 examination fee + $15.00/lot to be created made payable to the City of Swift Current.
  • Submit application, fee and any appropriate supporting materials to Planning and Growth Development, 177 1st Ave NE Swift Current, SK S9H 2B1 or plng@swiftcurrent.ca

Applicants are encouraged to meet informally with staff before making application. 

Subdivision Review Process:

  1. The application will be reviewed by staff for completeness and conformance with the Municipal Development Plan, the Zoning Bylaw, Subdivision Bylaw, and any other applicable policies and regulations.
  2. The proposed plan of subdivision will be circulated to other City departments, advisory bodies, provincial ministries, utility agencies, or any other organization that may be affected by the subdivision for review and comment.
  3. A report is prepared containing recommendations, concerns, or conditions of approval to be applied for City Council’s consideration and action on the request.
  4. City Council may:
    1. Approve the subdivision;
    2. Approve the subdivision with terms and conditions of approval; or
    3. Refuse the subdivision.
  5. A copy of the decision will be forwarded to the applicant by registered mail and will specify the reasons for the decision.
  6. If approved, a Certificate of Approval will be issued to the applicant provided the conditions of approval have been satisfied.
  7. Once the Certificate of Approval has been issued, the applicant may proceed to submit a Plan of Survey to the Controller of Surveys for approval to register the Plan of Survey.
  8. The applicant may appeal conditions of an approval, a refusal, or a revocation of the subdivision to the Development Appeals Board within thirty (30) days of receiving the notice.

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