Once a subdivision plan is registered, all the land on which roads, streets, traffic islands, parks, etc., have been built is transferred to town ownership. Additional urban infrastructure built on these town lands is designed to town standards and approved by the town.
After the new urban infrastructure works are inspected and deemed to meet town standards for assumption, the responsibility for maintenance of the urban infrastructure moves from the developer to the town. At this point the town becomes responsible for perpetual maintenance and replacement of these infrastructure works through the budgeting process, and for setting design and construction standards.
The assumption process can take several years and involve many agencies and town departments. Typically, assumption does not occur until at least five years after construction of the first house. The first indication that a subdivision is nearing eligibility for assumption will be that the streets have received the final lift of asphalt.
To find out whether your subdivision is eligible for assumption, visit the links for individual wards below. Assumptions are based on the registered plan number. To determine the status of your subdivision you will need to know your registered plan number, which will look something like: 20M-XXX. If you do not already know your registered plan number you can find this information on the MPAC assessment document or your tax bill.
During this five-year period the following services will be provided by the either the town or Halton Region:
Ward 1 Assumption of Subdivision
Ward 2 — There are currently no applications for this ward.
Ward 3 — There are currently no applications for this ward.
Ward 4 Assumption of Subdivision
Ward 5 Assumption of Subdivision
Ward 6 Assumption of Subdivision