Subdivision

What is Subdivision?

Subdivision of land is defined in the Municipal Government Act as “the division of land into two or more parcels, and includes a resubdivision or a consolidation of two or more parcels”. All alterations to property boundary lines of lots less than twenty-five acres in area are subject to ‘Subdivision Approval’ in accordance with the provisions of the Subdivision By-Law and subdivision provisions in the Municipal Government Act. Subdivision plans can be both legal survey plans prepared by licensed Nova Scotia Land Surveyors or, where applicable, Instruments of Subdivision are able to be approved.

What are the steps?

The process for obtaining Subdivision Approval in the Municipality of Yarmouth starts with an applicant contacting the Development Officer, completing an application for Subdivision Approval, and submitting a ‘Plan of Subdivision’ for approval. The ‘Plan of Subdivision’ is reviewed for compliance with the requirements of the Subdivision By-Law, and is reviewed by the Department of Environment where required to determine compliance with the On-Site Sewage Disposal System Regulations for lot sizes. The Department of Transportation and Communications conducts a review of Subdivision Plans where required to determine compliance with access provisions to public highways. When the review process is complete, the ‘Plan of Subdivision’ is approved and registered in the Registry of Deeds.

What is the cost?

Fees for Subdivision approval are $175.00 plus the costs for registration of the plan in the Registry of Deeds.  All fees are payable to the Municipality of Yarmouth.

Contact

Subdivision inquiries can be made to the Development Officer at 902-742-9691 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications for Subdivision Approval are available at the Development Office at 932 Hwy 1, Hebron, 902-742-9691(phone) 902-742-7557(fax) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

On March 1, 2005 all areas of the Province will be using the new land registration system. For more information about Nova Scotia’s new land registration system call toll free 1-866-518-4640.
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Subdivision Approval Process

To view the procedure to follow when applying for a subdivision approval

in PDF format (15kb) click here.

 Application Form

To obtain a Subdivision Application form in PDF format (87kb) click here.

Subdivision By-Law

To view The Subdivision By-Law in PDF format (206 kb) click here.

Subdivision Roads

To view Specifications for Subdivision Roads in Urban and Rural Areas

in PDF format (4448 kb) click here.