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B.C. Reg. 177/2003
O.C. 445/2003
Deposited April 24, 2003
effective June 1, 2003
This consolidation is current to December 4, 2018.
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Land Act; Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act

Crown Land Fees Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 91/2011, May 19, 2011]

Contents
1Application fees
2Fees — general
2.1Alpine skiing
2.2Private moorage
3Oil and Gas Commission
4Transition

Application fees

1   A person applying under the Land Act must pay to the Minister of Finance for the purposes itemized in Column 1 of the Schedule to this section the application fee set opposite that item in Column 2.

Schedule
ItemColumn 1Column 2
Application Fee

1Agriculture$250
2Commercial Recreation — non-mechanized uses$250
3General Commercial — excluding film production, marinas, golf courses$250
4Grazing$250
5Private Moorage$250
6Institutional and Community$250
7Residential$250
8Transportation/roadways — public use, excluding ferry terminals and airports$250
9Film Production$500
10General Industrial — excludes Log Handling, Quarrying, Energy and Mining$500
11Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 247/2003 s. 1.] 
12Investigative Permits$500
13Marina$500
14Energy and Mining — excludes alternative power projects$500
15Alpine Skiing — Type 1 (minor) operation$1 000
16Communication Sites$1 000
17Log Handling$1 000
18Public and Private Utilities — linear utilities less than 25 km long$1 000
19Quarrying$1 000
20Transportation/roadways — industrial use or private use, excludes ferry terminals
and airports

$1 000
21Commercial Recreation — Mechanized uses
- up to and including October 31, 2003
- on and after November 1, 2003

$250
$3 300
22Federal Reserves/Transfers$3 300
23Golf Courses$3 300
24Alternative Power Projects — includes water and wind power$3 300
25(a) Finfish — Aquaculture$4 925
25(b) Shellfish — Aquaculture$1 200
26Airports$50 for each
hour of staff
time with $25
minimum fee
27Ferry Terminals — other than general commercial or general industrial use$50 for each
hour of staff
time with $25
minimum fee
28Alpine Skiing — Type 2 (major) operation
 (a) New Ski Area
     (i) interim agreement stage$10 000
     (ii) master plan stage$15 000
     (iii) master development agreement stage$15 000
 (b) Expansion of Existing Ski Area
     (i) interim agreement stage$5 000
     (ii) master plan stage$10 000
     (iii) master development agreement stage$10 000
 (c) Major amendment to master plan$10 000
29Head Leases$50 for each
hour of staff
time with $25
minimum fee
30Public and Private Utilities — linear utilities 25 km or longer$50 for each
hour of staff
time with $25
minimum fee

[am. B.C. Regs. 247/2003, s. 1; 4/2007, s. 1; 159/2007, s. 1.]

Fees — general

2   A person must pay to the Minister of Finance for a matter itemized in Column 1 of the Schedule to this section the fee set opposite that item in Column 2.

Schedule
ItemColumn 1Column 2
Fee

1For an application for a declaration of intention under section 58
of the Land Act for inclusion of a waterbody or road in a Crown
grant subdivision
$500
2For application for a replacement disposition or the conversion of an existing disposition to another form of disposition50% of the application fee
listed in the schedule to
section 1 for the purpose
listed or $200 whichever
is more
3(a) For an application for expansion of a Finfish aquaculture disposition50% of the application fee listed in the Schedule to section 1 for Finfish aquaculture purposes
3(b) For an application for expansion of a Shellfish aquaculture disposition50% of the application fee listed in the Schedule to section 1 for Shellfish aquaculture purposes
4For an application to amend an aquaculture disposition other than
a minor amendment referred to in item 5
$500
5For an application to process a minor amendment to a disposition
requested by the holder of the disposition (including changes
related to insurance, security and bonds, minor extensions to the term of the disposition to meet survey requirements, and other similar matters, but not including changes that substantially alter the terms and conditions of a disposition agreement)
$100
6For an application to process and approve any document
evidencing the assignment of an interest passing under a
disposition, including assignments by way of mortgage, and
including consent to sub-tenure. Half-fee for each assignment in
batch requests greater than 5
$250
7For the preparation of a certified true copy of any legal document
that has been issued pursuant to a disposition
$50
8For the extracting, reviewing, researching or compilation of
information from Land and Water BC Inc. records
$50 for each hour
with $25 minimum fee
9For an application to reinstate a cancelled disposition$300
10For photocopying information from Land and Water BC Inc. records$0.25 for each page
(single-sided), for requests
of more than 20 pages (i.e.
20 pages or fewer is free;
minimum charge is $5.25
for 21 pages)
11For copying or printing of maps$10 each copy
12For the issuance of survey instructions and the final plan examinations for surveys of Crown land, including easements or statutory rights of way less than 25 km in length$300
13For the issuance of survey instructions and the final examination of survey plans of easements or statutory rights of way which are 25 km long or longer$50 per hour
14For applications related to Alpine Skiing – Type 2 (major) operation, as follows:
 (a) an application to issue a disposition as provided by a master development agreement$250
 (b) an application for a replacement of a master development agreement and its associated tenures$250
 (c) an application to process and approve an assignment, mortgage or other disposition of an interest under a master development agreement and its associated tenures$250

[am. B.C. Regs. 247/2003, s. 2; 4/2007, s. 2; 159/2007, s. 2.]

Alpine skiing

2.1   A person requesting a disposition under the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act in relation to a land use set out under items 15 or 28 of Column 1 of the Schedule to section 1 must pay to the Minister of Finance the fee set out opposite in Column 2.

[en. B.C. Reg. 109/2005, s. (b).]

Private moorage

2.2   A person applying under the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act in relation to a land use set out under item 5 of Column 1 of the Schedule to section 1 must pay to the Minister of Finance the fee set out opposite in Column 2.

[en. B.C. Reg. 144/2008.]

Oil and Gas Commission

3   No fees are payable in respect of an application described in section 1 and items 2, 5 and 6 of the Schedule to section 2 of this regulation if the Oil and Gas Commission is exercising its authority for that application under section 8 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 247/2003, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 269/2010, Sch. s. 3; 91/2011.]

Transition

4   If an applicant

(a) paid the fees applicable on submission of an application under the Land Act Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 167/92, the Land Act Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 166/2003, the Land Act Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 176/2003, the Land Act Shellfish Aquaculture Fee Regulation, B.C. Reg. 232/99, or the Land Act Shellfish Aquaculture Fee Regulation, B.C. Reg. 175/2003, before this section was enacted,

(b) has not paid the fees applicable on approval of an application and issuance of a disposition under Land Act Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 167/92, the Land Act Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 166/2003, the Land Act Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 176/2003, the Land Act Shellfish Aquaculture Fee Regulation, B.C. Reg. 232/99 or the Land Act Shellfish Aquaculture Fee Regulation, B.C. Reg. 175/2003, and

(c) the application referred to in paragraph (a) is in process on the coming into force of this section,

then that applicant must pay the fees referred to in paragraph (b) prior to the issuance of a disposition.

[en. B.C. Reg. 248/2003.]

Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Regs. 175/2003 and 176/2003.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Land Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 245, sections 6 (3), 7.8, 32 (1) and 110; Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 307, section 11]