Subdivision Overview

Subdivision is the process in which a parcel of land is divided into 2 or more parcels in order to obtain separate legal titles for each parcel. The provincial Ministry of Government Relations (MGR) is the approving authority for subdividing land in the R.M.

A copy of the subdivision application is provided to the R.M. Planning Department for review, which must include a plan of proposed subdivision prepared by a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor. The plan of proposed subdivision shows the location, dimensions and boundaries of the parcels to be subdivided and includes sites features such as access, adjacent roadways, bodies of water, existing buildings, municipal or environmental reserve lands and utility rights-of-way.

The Planning Department reviews the subdivision application for compliance with the relevant Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw and any other planning policies; with a report and recommendation prepared for Council. If the application complies with all requirements, Council can recommend to the MGR that the subdivision application be approved. Download a sample plan  of a plan of proposed subdivision, courtesy of the MGR for more information.

Contact a Surveyor

For a list of Saskatchewan Land Surveyors practicing in the R.M. and City of Saskatoon, view the Surveyor Vendor List or conduct an online search.

: In some cases, a rezoning will be required to support the proposed subdivision, please Contact the Planning Department to confirm if your property will need to be rezoned to support the proposed subdivision. The application for a rezoning should accompany your application to subdivide the land. Visit our Rezoning page for more information. 

Application Form 

The Application to Subdivide Land Form (PDF), which is supplied by the MGR must be completed in order to make an application. Application fees for a subdivision are paid to the MGR however subdivision servicing fees may be required to be paid to the R.M. 

Subdivision Servicing Fees
In order to recover the Municipality’s cost of providing services, the R.M. requires subdivision servicing fees to be paid according to the following:

  • All new single and multi parcel residential subdivision: $6,560 per lot
  • Subdivisions involving existing residential development: exempt
  • New commercial or industrial subdivisions: $10,560 per lot, however Council reserves the right to increase the amount on a case by case basis if the subdivision may result in additional capital costs resulting from the subdivision
Single Severance Residential Subdivision
This is for landowners who wish to make application for in excess of 2 building sites on a ¼ section (or 1 building site per 80 acre parcel) to a maximum of 5 building sites per ¼ section (or 3 building sites per 80 acre parcel).

Multi-Parcel Subdivision
This is for landowners who wish to make application in excess of 5 building sites per 1/4 section, or 3 building sites per 80 acres; as well as for commercial, industrial or intensive recreational purposes. 

If an applicant receives subdivision approval, they must meet the conditions of approval, which may include such things as entering into servicing agreements, dedicating municipal or environmental reserve, paying subdivision servicing fees or upgrading roadways or other services. Once these conditions of approval have been met, the MGR will endorse the subdivision, which will allow the plan to be registered at the Land Titles Office in order to create the new legal titles for the new parcels of land.

Land Dedication (Municipal and Environmental Reserve)
There will be additional information available soon...