Fisheries and Land Resources

Forms and Applications

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THE APPLICATIONS LINKED BELOW WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PROCESSING. REQUESTS SUBMITTED USING EARLIER VERSIONS OF APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

Please be advised that:

  • All applicants, and those acting on behalf of an applicant, must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Fees taken during the application process are non-refundable.
  • Only the primary contact identified will be used for communication and correspondence purposes.
  • Any email address provided may be used for future correspondence.
  • The correct identification of the parcel of land under application is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Errors in identification of the correct parcel of land may result in additional fees and processing times.
  • Applications are accepted on a first come - first served basis and only completed applications will be accepted.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to consult a municipality or other development authority regarding land ownership, tax and permitting information.
  • Land is not to be occupied until a fully executed title is received.
  • Under section 14 of the Lands Act, the Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources or the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may cancel, amend, or otherwise deal with a grant, lease, licence or easement at any time prior to the delivery of a fully executed title document.
  • Personal information collected by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is protected under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015.
  • The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is committed to protecting personal information, which is being collected in accordance with section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will be used in the assessment of your application for Crown lands. It will not be used for any other purposes unless authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to inspect lands prior to application and report any evidence of occupation history with the application.

If you have questions regarding application processing, please contact the Crown Lands Inquiries Line at 1-833-891-3249 or crownlandsinfo@gov.nl.ca


FORMS AND APPLICATIONS:

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NOTE: Completed applications, payments and supporting documents must be submitted to a CROWN LANDS REGIONAL OFFICE.

  • Application for Crown Lands - UPDATED PDF (135 KB)

    This form is to be used by all individuals applying for Crown lands. A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 plus HST is required.

    Please note that if your application is within 15 meters of a lake, pond, seashore or foreshore, or along a river, you will also be required to complete and submit a Notice of Intent PDF (2 MB). The Notice of Intent must be published in the Gazette within 21 days of submitting your application to the Agriculture and Lands Branch, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources.

  • Application for Consent and Notice of Assignment of Lease/Licence PDF (322 KB)

    To transfer/assign a lease/licence from one individual to another, this form must be fully completed by the seller(s) and the purchaser(s). An assignment application fee of $200.00 is required, and all lease/licence rental fees must be paid up to date.

  • Application for Grant Pursuant to Lease/Licence PDF (496 KB)

    This form is required if you are the holder of a lease/licence and you wish to convert to a freehold grant. Please submit the completed application form directly to one of the regional offices along with an application processing fee of $150.00 plus HST.

  • Application for Renewal of Lease/Licence PDF (365 KB)

    This form is to be completed if you are a lease/licence holder and your lease/licence has expired, or is about to expire. There is no application fee to renew, but all rentals must be paid up to date.

  • Application for Grant of Land - Adverse Claim (commonly referred to as 'Squatters Rights') PDF (299 KB)

    This form is to be completed if you are applying to obtain a grant under Lands Act. An application fee of $150.00 plus HST is required.

  • Notice of Intent PDF (2 MB)

    This form must be completed and published in the Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette if your Crown lands application includes land within 15 metres of a lake, pond, seashore or foreshore or along each bank of a river. For example, this form would be needed if you are applying to construct a boathouse, wharf, slipway, airplane hangar or recreational trail. The Notice of Intent must be published in the Gazette within 21 days of submitting your application to the Agriculture and Lands Branch, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources.

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