When you divide a piece of land into two or more parcels in order to sell one or more, you are subdividing property and the provisions of the Planning Act come into play.
To subdivide land within Huron County, you need approval of a plan of subdivision from the Council of the County of Huron.
Subdivision approval ensures that:
- the land is suitable for its proposed new use;
- the proposal conforms to the local official plan and provincial legislation; and
- communities are protected from developments that are inappropriate or may put undue strain on community facilities, services or finances.
A plan of subdivision is generally required where an applicant wants to create three or more lots. A registered plan of subdivision creates new, separate parcels of land and can be legally used for the sale of lots. There is an application form and fee required with this process. Please refer to the Applicant’s Guide to Subdivisions and Condominiums for a detailed summary of the process in Huron County.
A condominium plan is like a plan of subdivision in that it is a way of dividing property. Similarly, condominiums must be approved by Council of the County of Huron.
Condominiums are a form of property ownership in that title to a unit is held by an individual together with a share of the rest of the property, which is common to all owners.
Under Section 50(3) of the Condominium Act, an application for approval of a condominium is to follow the same planning approval process as subdivisions. There is an application form and fee required with this process.
Please refer to the Applicant’s Guide to Subdivisions and Condominiums for a detailed summary of the process in Huron County.