Lifting Part Lot Control

Part lot control is a provision of the Planning Act that, as the term implies, regulates the transfer or sale of part of a lot within a registered plan of subdivision. The municipality uses this provision as a means of preventing the possible uncontrolled division of lots within a plan of subdivision after the plan has been registered.

Before you begin

Before making an application, you should discuss your proposal with staff through a pre-consultation. The pre-consultation process is designed to help promote the exchange of information and development considerations early in the planning process and a customized list of the studies and plans required in support of a development application is provided. If you fail to consult with staff, the City cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of your application submission which may result in processing delays.


In certain circumstances, Part Lot Control may be suspended to allow a property owner to legally divide his or her lot, or lots, within a registered plan of subdivision. In such instance, provided the proposed lot division does not require new roads or municipal services, an application can be submitted to the City requesting that it pass a By-law to temporarily "lift" Part Lot Control, in order to allow enough time for the applicant to complete the necessary procedures. Part Lot Control Lifting applications are not subject to public notification or consultation.

There are no formal appeal procedures if the City fails to approve your application to temporarily remove Part Lot Control. However, you may still apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a consent.

Lifting Part Lot Control applications are one of five types of applications included within the City’s Guaranteed Application Timeline Initiative (GATI). Since July 1, 2012, the City of Ottawa has been committed to rendering a decision on certain classes of development applications within the Council approved timeline, in this case 45 days, or else the applicant’s next application of that type will be free of charge.

For additional details on the steps associated with the processing and review of development applications, please refer to the City’s development application process information.


The fee for a new application for Lifting Part Lot Control (effective January 1, 2024) is $11,752.34 (includes $1,718.00 Legal Fee + HST) plus an initial Conservation Authority fee of $125.00.

The fee for an extension of time limit for Part Lot Control (effective January 1, 2024) is $2,687.97 (includes $1,269.00 Legal Fee + HST).

Additional Costs After Approval - additional Part Lot Control by-laws will cost $1,433.97 per by-law (including HST), payable to Legal Services Branch prior to by-law being forwarded to City Council.

Please see additional information related to the City’s Development Application Fees including information related to reductions for multiple applications, re-circulations, engineering design review and inspections, fourth and subsequent engineering reviews as well as refunds.


Applications can be submitted to accompanied by required plans, studies and any other information that may be needed to assess your application.

  • Note: If using a file sharing / transfer site to submit supporting documents, please select one that does not restrict access to a single planning staff member or email address.

Lifting Part Lot Control Application Form

Upon application submission, staff will provide confirmation of the amount due, the specific payment methods available for the application type, and the necessary details for the different payment methods.

Application commissioning, fees and payments

Client Service Centres will continue to offer commissioning services for applications and handle payments for new applications. Please ensure the payer’s name and address are indicated on the cheque.


If you require assistance using an electronic application form please contact a Development Information Officer, located at any of the Client Service Centres. You can make an appointment by calling 3-1-1 and asking to speak with a Development Information Officer.

If you would like to speak with planning staff please contact the appropriate development review Planner III by calling 3-1-1 and providing the address of the property you wish to discuss.