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Surveyors for Eastern Ontario Subdivision Developers

The development of a vacant parcel into a subdivision requires the engagement of a number of professionals to ensure it progresses in an efficient and timely manner. These professional include lawyers, planners, architects, engineers, geotechnical professionals, environmental professionals and Ontario Land Surveyors. Several Ontario statutes also are applicable to the creation of a plan of subdivision. These are the Municipal Act, the Planning Act and the Land Titles Act. Our service, in conjunction with the above mentioned professionals, provides the developer with necessary information to satisfy the legislative requirements, ultimately providing for the creation of a plan of subdivision.

The Process

The following highlights the development procedure and the services offered by Annis O’Sullivan Vollebekk leading to the registration of a plan of subdivision:

  • Land Titles: Plans of subdivision may only be registered on lands which have absolute title under the Land Titles Act. If title to the land is not absolute, the title must be converted. This is a public procedure where the survey plan (created by AOV) is circulated to all parties who may have an interest in the land. The circulated parties need to sign off that they do not have interest in the property to be converted. Once all circulated parties have signed off, the title to the property can be converted to absolute. AOV will research subject property in the local land registry office, establish boundaries, define existence of any easements whether registered apparent on the ground, rights of way or encroachments, monumentation to current standards, compute accurate area, and prepare the plan for the above noted circulation.
  • Topographic Survey: A topographic survey provides the basis for the draft plan of subdivision. AOV will prepare the plan for circulation to the architect and engineers for designer use.
  • Draft Plan of Subdivision: The draft plan of subdivision is prepared based on municipal planning requirements, client objectives, and legislative criteria. The plan is attached to the application form prepared by the developer and submitted to the local planning authority for approval.
  • Subdivision Computations: Using the draft plan design, the accurate calculation of the streets, blocks and lots is completed with due regard for zoning bylaws (frontage, area, setback, building envelope).
  • Subdivision Monumentation: To conform to registration regulations, full monumentation of all new parcels created must be undertaken and certified by the Ontario Land Surveyor.
  • Subdivision Registration: Surveyors prepare the plan of subdivision. This consists of a plan illustrating all lots, blocks and streets. The dimensions and boundaries of all lots, blocks and streets are monumented in accordance with existing legislation.

Please contact us for information concerning your specific plan of subdivision in Eastern Ontario. Also follow this link to see a sample of our subdivision survey services.