Coal Report Submission Information

The Coal Act requires that all coal licensees and lessees submit information and data (a coal assessment report) pertaining to coal exploration and development activities on coal licenses and leases.

A coal licence is valid for a term of one year from the data of it's issue. Coal assessment reports are due before the license expires, and must accompany the application for license extension, along with the prescribed rent. On freehold coal lands, coal assessment reports are due on or before March 31 in each year.

The coal assessment report must clearly document the specific type, amount, date, and location of all original exploration and development conducted on coal exploration lands. The report must include the results in the form of text, maps, diagrams, logs, cross-sections, tables, and spreadsheets necessary to describe, illustrate, explain, and interpret the exploration and development. Refer to Section 3 of the Coal Act Regulation for more information. All coal assessment reports must include the Coal Title Page and Summary Form.  For convenience, a coal assessment report checklist is provided to guide authors in preparing reports.

Report content

Download the coal Title Page and Summary Form (PDF)Download the coal report checklist (PDF)

Report format

The BC Geological Survey requests that all clients submit reports in .pdf. Paper copies of the report are not required. Associated digital data (borehole geophysical logs, LiDAR, etc.) may be submitted in original file format.

Large report files may be sent via electronic file transfer, on a CD/DVD, or a USB stick. Please ensure the entire report and associated files are sent by one method only.


All assessment reports are to be sent to the Victoria Mineral Titles office. If you choose to mail your report, it is recommended that you use registered mail or a courier.

Hand deliver the report to: Security Desk, 1810 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BCMail the report to: Mineral Titles Branch, 4th Floor, 1810 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4J1Email the report to:


Mineral Assessment Geoscientist