Planning & Building


Want to Create a New Lot or Consolidate Multiple Lots?

The Subdivision and Development Servicing bylaw governs subdivisions within the District of Summerland. 

All applications for subdivision must be approved by the Approving Officer for the District of Summerland.  Approval by the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Environment may also be required.  Applications are processed by the Development Services Department with the involvement of other Municipal Departments, Provincial Ministries and outside agencies, as necessary.

Subdivisions are technically complex and involve a myriad of provincial and municipal legislation.  Applicants should discuss their proposals with the Development Services Department and consult a registered British Columbia Land Surveyor (BCLS) and lawyer or notary public prior to applying.

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Subdivision Application

Strata Subdivision Application


Subdivision and Development Servicing (SDS) Bylaw

The District of Summerland has recently adopted a new Subdivision & Development Servicing (SDS) Bylaw No. 2022-042 (December, 2022) that provides a number of new design standards for roads, improvement specifications on stormwater management, new hillside development design standards, and improvements to the form and functionality to the District's SDS Bylaw.

Please see the link below to the new bylaw, as well as design standard schedules for various elements of municipal civil construction. 

Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 2022-042  (15 MB)

For any additional questions on the District's SDS Bylaw, please contact Bobby Williamson, Development Engineering Technologist at 250-404-4072 or