Subdivision & Development Servicing

An owner or developer of a property within the City of Courtenay is responsible for the installation of services and infrastructure as required by a Subdivision or Building Permit.  Infrastructure servicing and development is governed by The Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw [PDF - 5.8 MB].

Subdivision and Development Servicing Permit Applications for Servicing

What is Subdivision?

Subdivision is the act of altering legal property boundaries. Subdivision applications involve the division of a property into smaller lots, the realignment of existing property lines or the consolidation of two or more lots in to one single entity.  The approval process allows the City of Courtenay to review all of the elements of the application and ensure that the new lots meet the requirements of land use and development in the City of Courtenay’s jurisdiction. Provincial statutes mandate subdivisions to be approved by the municipalities Approving Officer, as per the Land Title Act.

The approval of the Approving Officer is required for the following applications:

  • Adjusting lot boundaries between two or more lots
  • Creating new lots form one or more lots
  • Creating lots in a bare land strata development
  • Creating strata lots through a phased strata plan
  • Subdivision of land for the purpose of leasing (for a term longer than 3 years)
  • Air space parcel subdivisions
  • Strata Conversions

Further considerations:

The Approving Officer considers the following elements in determining whether a subdivision will be approved:

Further Information

Provincial Government