Apply to subdivide properties

Talk to our Subdivision staff

Find out if subdividing your property is possible by contacting our Subdivision staff by phone or email:

604-873-7556
604-871-6627

subdivision@vancouver.ca

You will need the property address and legal description so that staff can identify the property and provide specific subdivision information.

This information is provided unofficially, since a full staff review is necessary before the Approving Officer can confirm the feasibility of subdividing your property.

Requests for official information must be made in writing by submitting either a preliminary proposal or a formal subdivision application to the Approving Office, both of which require a non-refundable processing fee.

Types of subdivision applications

Application requirements for minor, intermediate, and major subdivisions; dedications for road or lane; air space subdivisions; and amending a subdivision category are listed below:

The subdivision approval process

What to expect when you make an application: the preliminary proposal, formal application, review of the proposal, public notification, and approval or refusal of the proposal. Final steps may include obtaining approval for the final plan, handling commercial lands with contaminated soil, and registering the subdivision plans.

Subdivision Bylaw 5208

Subdivision Bylaw 5208

Schedule A: Standards for Minimum Parcel Size and Configuration

Schedule B: Standards for Street Configurations

Schedule C: Standards for Clearing, Grading, Draining, and Surfacing Streets

Schedule D: Standards for Water Distribution Systems

Schedule E: Standards for Sanitary Sewage and Storm-Water Collection Systems or Combined Sewer Collection Systems

Schedule F: Fees

Appendix A: List of Amending Bylaws to the Subdivision Bylaw

BC Land Title and Survey Authority

Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

The LTSA is a statutory corporation formed in 2005 responsible for administering the land title and survey systems of BC. These systems provide the foundation for all real property business and ownership in the province.

BC Ministry of Environment

BC Ministry of Environment

200 - 10470 - 152 St
Surrey, BC  V3R 0Y3

Phone: 604-582-5200
Fax: 604-582-5380

Contact our subdivision and strata team

Phone
604-873-7556
604-871-6627

Summer hours
July 6 – September 4
Now open earlier

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:00am to 4:00pm

Location
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Ground floor

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon

Mailing address
Subdivision and Strata
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Find the zone for an address

Find out what zone an address is in. Zoning districts have regulations stating what kind of development is allowed in that area.

View a map of zoning districts

View of map of Vancouver zoning districts. Find out what zone an address is in. Zoning districts have regulations stating what kind of development is allowed.

Zoning district descriptions

Each City of Vancouver zoning district has a corresponding district schedule in the Zoning & Development Bylaw, which describes the permitted land use and development for the area.

Minor subdivisionIntermediate subdivisionMajor subdivisionRoad or lane land dedicationAir space subdivisionAmend subdivision by-law categories