Special Use Permit - Forestry
A special use permit gives non-exclusive authority to a company or an individual to occupy and use an area of Crown land. Annual rent and taxes are payable on a special use permit.
Companies and individuals must demonstrate that the intended use is for:
- Construction and maintenance of primarily mining access roads, including construction and maintenance of bridges and other drainage structures
- Sand pits gravel pits, rock quarries and other quarries that provide materials for road construction
- A communication site
- A logging camp and associated facilities, including a waste disposal site
- A log dump or dry land sort
- A temporary timber processing facility
- A lookout
- A weather station
- A forestry use airstrip, helipad or other air transportation landing site
- Educational or research purposes
- Weigh scales
Where a special use permit is not the appropriate form of tenure, a tenure under the Land Act may be obtained through FrontCounter BC.
Follow the special use permit procedures and policy:
- Special Use Permit Administration Guide (PDF)
- Memo for Special Use Permit Administration Guide (PDF)
- Administration of Special Use Permits - Policy 8.27 (PDF)
- Special Use Permit / Licence of Occupation Letter (PDF)
To start your Special Use Permit application or to learn more, please contact your local Natural Resource District office and fill out the following in-take for as the first step in gathering all the required information.