» Covid-19 - Surveyors as an essential service Important Information

As per the information released by the Alberta Government and Alberta Land Surveyors Association, Surveyors are considered an essential Service. Alberta Land Surveyors, such as those at Axiom Geomatics, continue to be available to safely complete Real Property Reports (RPR) for Real Estate transactions. Although most work performed by surveyors is unaffected by the pandemic situation some modifications to our processes were inevitable. The biggest change relates to surveying the common wall, often called a party wall, between duplexes and row homes. Previously this common wall location would have been surveyed, however given the current health concerns we will not be entering people's houses. The location of this wall will be estimated from the outside and a note to this effect will be placed on the Real Property Report.

These are challenging times for everyone, Axiom Geomatics is doing its part to serve all Albertans during this difficult time. It is also expected that there will be changes to the process for submitting the Real Property Reports to municipalities, we will keep you updated on these changes as we learn about them.If you have any questions or concerns about your RPR please feel free to reach out .

Alberta Toll-Free 1-877-305-0380
Red Deer 587-318-3444
Calgary 587-315-5007

Subdivision Surveys Calgary & Area

Subdivision, in municipal survey parlance, is taking a single parcel of land and dividing it into two or more parcels, each with their own land title. This can be as simple as splitting a city lot into two parcels for infill development or as complex as taking hundreds of acres of space and creating a new neighbourhood. This is commonly called "land splitting" or "surveying out" a new property.

Subdivision Surveys are a very lengthy process, and depending upon the municipality, may take from a few weeks to numerous months. There are a number of approvals and requirements along the way, as well as municipal fees to match.

Some of the challenges with large-scale subdivisions include:

  • requiring roads
  • environmental reserves (or money in-lieu)
  • municipal reserves (e.g. parks and playgrounds)
  • utility right-of-ways
  • and even unpaid taxes

Failure to start the subdivision process early is the most common construction error we have seen. Ensure that you start your subdivision work for your project as soon as possible. Failure to do so may severely prolong the project with many costly and undesirable consequences.

Condominiums are effectively subdivisions in three dimensional (3-D) space; please see our Condominium Services page for more specific information about condominiums.