All parcels within the land title register are recorded as subdivided or unsubdivided.
Subdivided parcels are parcels that were created on, or out of, a subdivision plan or reference plan deposited in a land title office. If the parcel you are interested in falls into this category, you will want to conduct a Subdivided search.
Unsubdivided parcels are parcels that were not created on a subdivision plan or reference plan deposited in a land title office. Unsubdivided parcels include:
- Primary parcels (District Lots or Sections)
- Crown subdivisions of primary parcels that have been brought under the operation of the Land Title Act by Crown grant
- Parcels created from existing unsubdivided parcels within the land title register by written description or explanatory plan
If the parcel you are interested in falls into this category, you may choose to conduct an Unsubdivided search, or if search for plans, an Expanded Unsubdivided search.
For Plan Search Only
The difference between an Unsubdivided search and an Expanded Unsubdivided search is that the latter utilizes linkages in the land title register between subdivided and unsubdivided parcels while the former does not.
Thus, in addition to finding plans associated with the specified unsubdivided parcel, the Expanded Unsubdivided search finds plans associated with subdivided parcels that are related to or came out of the specified unsubdivided parcel.
When an unsubdivided parcel has been subdivided many times, as is often the case in urban areas, you might find that this search returns too much information. In such instances, you might consider narrowing your search using an Unsubdivided search followed by Subdivided searches as appropriate for the area of interest.