Subdivision is the process of dividing land into smaller parcels and a key piece of the overall municipal planning and development framework in Alberta. The planning of subdivisions is guided by high level direction from provincial acts and regulations, regional plans, inter-municipal plans, and municipal statutory plans and policies.

The Subdivision Authority, as defined in the Municipal Government Act (s. 623), is authorized to make subdivision decisions on behalf of the municipality. In Okotoks, the Subdivision Authority is either the Municipal Planning Commission or the Subdivision Officer depending on the type of subdivision. 

There are different types of subdivision which serve different purposes, and the individuals considering applying for subdivision are strongly encouraged to consult with Town staff prior to making application.

Subdivision Process

The subdivision approval process is regulated by the Municipal Government Act and Subdivision and Development Regulations. A decision must be rendered on a subdivision application within 60 days of receipt of a complete application and decisions are appealable.

Last Updated: June 28, 2023