A Deeming By-law (DEEM) application deems areas of land to no longer be part of a registered Plan of Subdivision. This type of by-law permits certain lots, or parts of lots, on a Plan of Subdivision to merge. This process has similar results to a lot addition. The Planning Act requires a Deeming By-law for Plans of Subdivision registered at least eight years before a DEEM application.
The DEEM application process takes two to three months on average to complete.