Survey Rules

Survey and Plan Rules

On September 6th, the ABCLS Board approved Survey and Plan Rules version 1.1 (formerly the GSIR) for circulation to the members, which includes recent Survey Rule Change 03-15.

On November 1, 2018, the Board confirmed that Survey and Plan Rules version 1.1 and Survey Rule Change 03-15 should take effect on November 15, 2018.

In an order pursuant to Section 75 of the Land Surveyors Act, the Surveyor General has approved Survey and Plan Rules version 1.1 and survey rule change 03-15 to take effect on November 15, 2018.

Members must ensure that surveys and plans completed on or after November 15, 2018 are in accordance with the new Survey and Plan Rules.

Survey and Plan Rules V1.1 – September 6, 2018

The following Interpretive Bulletins, Practice Advisories, and associated articles are posted in support of the Survey and Plan Rules.

IB2018-01 Survey Evidence SPR 2-8 and 3-8
IB2018-02 Evidence of Occupation and Survey Letters
IB2018-03 Parent Parcel Requirements
IB2018-04 Strata Lot Boundaries

PA2018-01 Plan Requirements Following DLT Practice Note 01-18
PA2018-02 Building Strata Plans

Accuracy Standards in the Survey and Plan Rules
Electronic Checklist Registry – Notice to Members November 14, 2018
SPR Database – Notice to Members November 15, 2018

Board Policy Manual: Please be advised that the Board has approved new Policy 6.10 – Survey and Plan Rule Changes – available in the latest version of the Board Policy Manual.

Survey and Plan Rule Change Request Template This link is to a MS Word document which will not open in your browsers. Please save the file and then you can use the Word document to create your rule change request.

Survey and Plan Rules Exemption Procedure

LTSA Requirements

Members should be aware that the Land Title and Survey Authority periodically issues requirements for surveys and plans under various statutes. These requirements can be found at the following links.

EFS Requirements for Electronic Land Title Plans

Surveyor General Circular Letters

Historical Volumes, Surveyor General Instructions, 1918 – 2015