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Direction to Land Surveyors No. 3 (Updated June 28, 2018)

Summary

A majority of plans over Crown land are subject to Surveyor General Division Examination Fees (fees), as shown in the LTSA Fee Schedule

In certain instances, plan submission is fee exempt. When the land surveyor is not responsible for payment of fees, it is important to complete the Submission to Surveyor General Form (CLRS or SGLT Form) in accordance with the Direction outlined below.

Details

Most plans over Crown land are prepared to facilitate the disposition of Crown land, and documented through an Offer made by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD). Where a survey comes about from an Offer made by FLNRORD, the land surveyor is responsible for the payment of fees.

However, if a survey and resultant plan are contracted directly by the Crown or by a contractor working on behalf of a government ministry, the plan submission is fee exempt.

If you require clarification about any fees payable, please contact a Deputy Surveyor General

When fees are not payable, it is important to complete the CLRS or SGLT Form in accordance with these requirements:

  • Ensure that the "Deduct LTSA Fees?" box in section 1 of the Form is not checked;
  • Select the name of the government ministry requesting the survey, in section 6 of the CLRS Form or section 4 of the SGLT Form, from the drop-down menu.  If the name is not available in the drop-down menu it can be typed in;
  • In the Explanatory Notes section on the Form, indicate the plan was prepared under contract, provide a contact name and state that the plan is not subject to fees; or
  • If the plan was prepared at the request of a contractor working on behalf of a government ministry, print the contractor’s name and contact information and indicate that the plan is not subject to fees.

Examples of a Submission to Surveyor General Form completed in accordance with the above requirements are provided below:


Yours truly,


Jeff Beddoes BCLS, CLS(Ret),

Senior Deputy Surveyor General