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:

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.