A subdivision creates new, titled parcels of land. Where a proposed subdivision meets the zoning regulations, an application for subdivision can be submitted to the City of Prince George’s Approving Officer. Prior to submitting an application, please contact the Planning and Development department to ensure the proposed subdivision complies with the existing
If the proposed subdivision does not meet Zoning Regulations, learn more about the
Costs and contacts for a new subdivision
When planning for a new subdivision, here are some costs to consider, depending on the scope and complexity of the development:
- Application Fees
- Servicing costs for connections or extensions of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, and offsite works requirements
- Consulting fees (may include surveyors, Professional Engineers, and Qualified Environmental Professionals)
- Legal and survey costs
- Parkland provision requirements
- Development Permit application fees
- Development cost charges
Additionally, it is recommended to contact these external agencies with a proposed new subdivision:
- Private and Public Utilities – BC Hydro, Fortis Gas, Telus, Shaw and Canada Post
- Ministry of Transportation
- Ministry of Environment
- Northern Health Authority (for onsite septic and private water supply)
Apply for a Subdivision
These types of subdivisions require a subdivision application:
- Adjusting or realigning an existing boundary between parcels although no new parcels are being created;
- Creating new lots from one or more parcels;
- Creating lots in a bareland strata development;
- Creating a phased strata development;
- Converting a Strata; and,
- Subdividing air space parcels.
application for a new subdivision can be submitted to the City of Prince George’s Approving Officer.
Other factors to consider with a new subdivision
The City of Prince George Development Services division can provide guidance for subdivision applications, as well as with the related servicing, access, offsite works, and lot grading and drainage required with new subdivisions. Contact the Development Services division if you require any soil removal and deposit permits, fill requests, civic addressing, or as-constructed record drawings.
When creating a new subdivision or development, the
Local Government Act permits the municipality to require certain offsite works based on different land designations.
The offsite works can include but are not limited to:
- Installing asphalt paving for the road network;
- Providing connectivity for pedestrians;
- Installing concrete curbs and gutters;
- Providing city standard street lighting and underground electric power; and,
- Extending water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer mains.
For different land designation categories, Table 1 of the
Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw prescribes the required standards in the Downtown, Urban, Semi-Urban and Rural areas. To identify the designation of a property, please review Schedule B of the
Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw.
To confirm, change or request new civic addresses, please contact the Planning and Development Department.
Lot grading and drainage
The Subdivision and Infrastructure division reviews the lot grading and drainage on residential parcels of land as part of the building permit process. Please contact the Subdivision and Infrastructure division for more details.
Soil removal and deposit permits
The City of Prince George
Soil Removal and Deposit Bylaw prescribes the removal or deposit of soil on a property. A property owner desiring to remove or deposit soil from their property must
submit a Soil Removal or Deposit application to the Subdivision and Infrastructure division.
Prior to submitting an application, please contact Planning and Development to confirm the property is located within the designated area as shown in the
Soil Removal and Deposit Bylaw.
A property owner may apply for either a short-term or long-term soil removal permit:
a) A short term permit is valid for 3 years. It is regulated by the property size and maximum quantity of material to be removed or deposited.
b) A long term permit is valid over an indefinite period of time and allows for a greater amount of material to be removed from a larger parcel(s) of land. It is subject to yearly inspection reporting from a qualified professional.
During the construction season, the City of Prince George may have excess material resulting from various projects throughout the City. If you are looking for material to complete landscaping work,
submit a Land Fill Request application to the Subdivision and Infrastructure division.The property owner will be notified when material becomes available.
However, material may not be used to fill in drainage swales or open channel ditches, which are intended to manage stormwater runoff from City roads.
Access To Properties
The Subdivision and Infrastructure division reviews and approves applications for access to new driveways. In some cases, these access applications are reviewed in conjunction with a building permit.
To develop a new driveway or to widen an existing driveway,
submit an Access Permit application to the Subdivision and Infrastructure division. The work to be completed may include a curb cut, new culvert installation, or extension to an existing culvert.
applying for an Access Permit, you should include the following:
- A completed application
- A scaled plan, including:
- Existing and proposed access locations (with dimensions from property lines);
- All existing and proposed features (street lights, utility poles, trees, fire hydrants, signs posts, etc); and,
- Locations of curbs, sidewalks, or existing culverts
Prior to access approval being granted, the Subdivision and Infrastructure division will contact the applicant to arrange for a site meeting. Applicable fees will be determined at the time of inspection.