A Certificate of Compliance verifies whether or not the information on the Real Property Report complies with the setback requirements of the MD of Lesser Slave River’s Land Use Bylaw. The MD does not require people to obtain a Certificate of Compliance letter, but will provide the service at the request of an applicant.
Below are some common questions and answers related to the Certificate of Compliance and Real Property Report request processes, and links to related documents.
Why do I need a Certificate of Compliance letter?
Certificate of Compliance letters are being requested when land is sold. Standard real estate purchase contracts often require the vendor to guarantee that the buildings on the property meet the Land Use Bylaw regulations and do not encroach onto easements, utility right-of-ways or onto other properties. Certificate of Compliance letters may also be requested by other agencies for the same reason.
Why do I need a Real Property Report (RPR)?
Compliance for a property is based on a portrayal of the development as it currently exists in the real world.A Real Property Report is produced by an accredited survey firm that measures the development (buildings, etc.) on the land and produces a drawing of it in accordance with the survey industry standards.
The MD of Lesser Slave River does not do a site inspection on compliance requests, so it bases the letter on the Real Property Report that is submitted with the application for compliance. A Certificate of Compliance is only as accurate as the Real Property Report. Caution should be used when submitting older Real Property Reports since they will not reflect any changes to the property since the date of the RPR.
The MD of Lesser Slave River will typically process a compliance request in 7-10 days, depending on staff holidays. The MD does not currently provide "rush" service.