A severance is an application process that creates one or more new lots from an existing property. You can find out more by reading our Land Severance Guide.

Starting a severance

Your first step is to submit a Severance Proposal Form and have a Preliminary Severance Review completed. This free service looks at your proposed severance and lets you know if what you plan to do conforms to the relevant planning policies and makes you aware of any issues.

Submit complete Proposal Forms to our Planning department.

Severance application

Once finished the above step, the next step is to submit an Application for Severance. If any studies are required, they must be submitted at this time along with the application fee.

Submit complete applications to our Land Division office.


Call the Land Division office at 705-743-3718 (toll-free 1-800-710-9586) or email us at ldivision@ptbocounty.ca to find out more about the process to submit an application, or to find the status of an application on file.

Conditions of severance

Conditions are items that need to be done after the severance has been approved. You have one year from the date of approval to complete your conditions. Once you have met all conditions, the Land Division office will stamp the deed and you can register your new lot.

The instructions and examples below are helpful when completing your conditions of severance.