Apply for a Subdivision
The creation of new parcels within the City of Castlegar is managed by the Subdivision Approving Officer and Deputy Approving Officer.
A subdivision includes the creation of several properties from one or more existing properties, the realignment of existing property lines, and in some cases, the consolidation of two or more properties into one. A review of the City’s Bylaw 1018 – Subdivision and Development Servicing and Bylaw 800 – Zoning Bylaw will help inform whether future subdivision will be supported. You are encouraged to first discuss your subdivision proposal with the City’s Approving Officer or Deputy Approving Officer prior to submitting application.
The City’s Approving Officer or Deputy Approving Officer may consider the following as part of the application review process:
- soil characteristics
- potential hazards
- adequacy of water supply
- road accessibility
- lot configuration
- impact on neighbouring properties
- cost of servicing
- public interest
Development Cost Charges
When new lots are created, Development Cost Charges are collected to help with the cost of new and improved infrastructure to serve new demands on capital infrastructure. In Castlegar, DCCs are collected for Roads, Storm Drainage, Sanitary Sewer, Water and Parkland. For more information, please refer to the City’s Bylaw 1197 – Development Cost Charge.
The City currently requires that all development within the City meet current MMCD engineering design standards. Subdivision may trigger the requirements for both on-site and off-site servicing requirements. It is important that projects initiate early and on-going dialogue with the City’s Engineering Department to ensure that standards will be met.