Consolidation & Parcel Tie Removal
The purpose of consolidation is to combine two parcels, owned by the same entity or landowner(s), to create one, larger parcel under one legal title.
In order to support consolidation, the newly created parcel must be reviewed by the R.M. Planning Department to ensure the application meets the relevant Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw and any other planning policies. A report and recommendation is prepared for Council, and if approved, the consolidation can occur. Unlike a typical subdivision, approval is not required by the Ministry of Government Relations Community Planning Branch.
An application for Consolidation must include:
- A letter from the Landowner(s) and/or Applicant(s) containing support and reasoning for the application, as well as the Legal Land Description, applicant name and contact information, roadway access, servicing, existing and proposed land use information, etc.; and
- A Descriptive Type II Plan, prepared by a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor or the Landowner/Applicant. The form can be found on the Information Services Corporation website, here.
Parcel Tie Removal
A 'parcel tie' or 'tie codes' cause two or more parcels to be treated as one, even though each parcel will have a distinct Surface Parcel Number and legal land description. Parcel ties are often required if one or more of the parcels does not meet requirements of the relevant Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw or other planning policies. In some cases, a parcel tie can be removed to allow for additional development but in some cases the ties must remain together. A typical example where parcel ties are not removed is for two adjacent LSDs that together combine to 80 acres or equivalent. However there are certain instances in the R.M. where parcel tie removal can occur.
An application for Parcel Tie Removal is treated similar to a subdivision application. The provincial Ministry of Government Relations (MGR) Comminity Planning Branch is the approving authority for subdividing land, and therefore parcel tie removal, in the R.M. All applications must be submitted to them for referral to the R.M. and must include:
- An Application to Subdivide Land Form
- A Plan of Proposed Parcel Tie Removal, prepared by a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor
Once the application is received by the R.M. from Community Planning, the R.M. Planning Department will review the applicable Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw and planning policies. A report and recommendation is prepared for Council, and if approved, our recommendation is provided to Community Planning for them to make a decision on whether to allow for the removal of the parcel tie(s).
Note: In some cases, a rezoning will be required to support the proposed parcel tie removal, please Contact the Planning Department to confirm if rezoning will be necessary. The application for a rezoning should accompany your application to subdivide the land. Visit the Rezoning page for more information. This will increase the time to complete the application and the fees related to the parcel tie removal.