Developers who want to divide land into two or more parcels for selling or the parcels require the creation of a municipal street need a plan of subdivision. This ensures the subdivision aligns with our growth management strategy and complements the area.

Book a pre-submission consultation

On this page:

  1. When you need to apply for a plan of subdivision
  2. Pre-submission consultation
  3. How to apply for a plan of subdivision
  4. Standard template for drawings

When you need to apply for a plan of subdivision

If you plan to build any of these types of developments, you need to set up a pre-submission consultation and apply for a plan of subdivision.

  • division of land into two or more parcels for selling
  • parcels that require the creation of a municipal street
  • vacant land condominium

To request a change to a land designation or to one of the Official Plan’s policies, you must submit an Official Plan amendment application.


Pre-submission consultation

The first step to applying for a plan subdivision or vacant land condominium is a pre-submission consultation meeting with our city planners.

After your pre-submission consultation, we will ask you to complete a plan of subdivision / vacant land condominium application. The pre-submission consultation report you receive from staff will explain what reports and supporting studies are required for your project.

We may also ask you to complete applications for an Official Plan amendment and/or zoning bylaw amendment.

How to apply for a plan of subdivision
Follow this process to apply for a plan of subdivision with the City of Kitchener.
Internet-connected device and printer.
Download our application form
Download the application form and complete it. 
Send the application via email
Send the completed application form and any attachments, including a scan of the cheque, to us via email. If your application is larger than 10 MB, please contact us to arrange for a file transfer.
Courier the application to City Hall 

The original, signed application form and cheque should be couriered as soon as possible after sending your application by email.

Applications should be sent to:

City of Kitchener 
Manager of Development Review - Planning Division
200 King Street West
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4R6

Standard template for drawings

We have developed the following standards for submitting digitally the small letter size plan drawing required for subdivision applications prior to registration:

  • Use either the landscape or portrait standard title block template, proportionally scaled to fit the subdivision plan drawing.
  • Submit a legible, letter-sized hard copy of the submission contained in the provided title block using our colour-based (CTB) plot style along with the digital AutoCAD file