A Subdivision Survey is a survey that is carried out to establish new land parcel boundaries and the associated titles for the parcels.
A subdivision survey is required when an existing titled parcel of land is to be divided into smaller parcels or when an existing title boundary requires adjustment. Subdivisions in Alberta can be effected by plan of survey, descriptive plan or metes and bounds description. In most cases subdivision approval, endorsement by the local municipality and endorsement by the landowner before the Instrument can be registered at the Land Titles Office and Titles for the new parcels issued. In addition to the above, other instruments and documents relating to land transfers, easements, discharges and caveats may be required in the registration process.
The subdivision process in Alberta is not a simple matter and depending on the size and complexity of the project may require the services of several professionals including an Alberta Land Surveyor.
Alberta Land Surveyors are the only persons authorized by Alberta Statue Law to establish property boundaries. This is accomplished through a field survey and preparation of a plan depicting the boundaries established and monumentation set to demarcate the same.