Apply for a Subdivision?

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The County of Newell will be processing subdivision applications directly.  Please contact us at 403-362-3266 to get the process started. 

In order to subdivide your land, you‟ll need to follow a series of steps, starting with a subdivision application. The process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks to obtain conditional approval (click here for the Subdivision Process). Then you'll have a year to satisfy the conditions of approval required for the subdivision. The scope of the conditions will vary depending on the complexity of the subdivision. They range from ensuring taxes are current to signing a development agreement to provide roads for the development. Once the conditions of approval are met and final endorsement is obtained, the subdivision will be registered at the Provincial Land Titles Office.

Because of the variability of subdivision development endeavors, all proposed subdivision applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. Please contact the County Planning and Development Department for further information and to go over the process.


Design Guidelines & Construction Standards

The intention of the Urban Design Guidelines and the Rural Design Guidelines is to provide information for developers so that they can better understand the County’s design and construction requirements for subdivision and development. These documents provide background information about planning and development in the County and then outline the requirements to submit information related to a proposed development or subdivision application. By having information submitted according to the guidelines, County staff will be better able to manage subdivision and development requests and ensure that development is completed in a timely and efficient manner.