Subdivision can generally be described as the legal mechanism to create new, titled parcels of land. Where a proposed subdivision complies with the current zoning regulations for the parcel, an application can be submitted to the Fernie Subdivision Approving Officer. Generally, land cannot be conveyed or subdivided without registering the changes in the Land Title Office. In almost all cases, the Land Title Office will not register new parcels that are created through subdivision without the signature of an Approving Officer on the plan of subdivision.
The Planning department is responsible for providing guidance through the subdivision approval process with respect to servicing, street lighting, lot grading, access permits and drainage on fee simple lands, as well as soil removal and deposit permits.
Link to Bylaws where Bylaw #1727 Subdivision & Development Servicing Bylaw can be found.