Subdivide a strata lot

Submission requirements for a strata lot subdivision application

Before filing a strata plan amendment

To discuss whether development and building permit applications are first required to increase the number of units or to change the approved use:

  • Phone the Development and Building Services Centre: 604-873-7611
  • Visit  515 West 10th Ave (ground floor) 

You need to have the required permits before submitting a strata plan amendment.

What to include in your application

An application to amend a strata plan must include:

  1. A letter of application, which clearly states:
    • Property address and legal description
    • Intended use of each proposed strata lot
    • Relevant development or building permit numbers,
    • Name, address, telephone, and fax numbers of the person making the application
  2. A letter of authorization from the property owner, if you apply on their behalf
  3. A special resolution of the strata corporation supporting the application to subdivide, unless exempted pursuant to Section 260 of the Strata Property Act
  4. A current title search of the strata lot(s) involved in the proposal, from the Land Title Office in New Westminster. You may be asked to provide copies of any charges on title, or submit a charge summary prepared by a lawyer, if they are extensive
  5. A copy of the current strata plan
  6. Either a sketch plan or a survey plan which clearly shows how you intend to subdivide the strata lot
  7. A non-refundable fee of $6,440.45, which includes GST on the Special Inspection portion of fee. Cheques should be made out to the "City of Vancouver".

Where to deliver application

Deliver the application to the Development and Building Services Centre, Ground Floor (515 West 10th Avenue), to the attention of the Subdivision Group, or mail it to:

Approving Officer, Development Services
City of Vancouver
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

The information contained here is intended as an overview about the subdivision and strata title process, and is not legal documentation. It departs from the necessary legal and technical terminology used in the Vancouver Charter and applicable City bylaws. Any contradiction, dispute, or difference between the information here and applicable City bylaws, policies, or guidelines will be resolved by reference to the bylaws or other official documents.

Contact our subdivision and strata team

Phone
604-873-7556
604-871-6627

Hours
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

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