Mineral Titles News, Notices & Announcements

Latest news and announcements from the Mineral Titles office.

December 14, 2020 - Mineral Titles Branch office is open

The Mineral Titles Branch Vancouver office is open to in-person service with the following changes:

Do not come to the office if you have:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, shortness of breath or fever
  • A sick family member or have been around someone who is sick
  • Not completed required self-isolation

There are new requirements at the office to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19 to protect the health and well-being of our employees, recorded holders and the public. Some of these changes include:

  • Maximum of 2 persons in the public area.  There is additional waiting space in the hallway.
  • Sanitizer available for use
  • A plexiglass barrier at the front desk
  • The public washrooms are closed
  • Masks must be worn
  • Computer access terminals are not available for public use

We encourage you to take advantage of self-serve resources on our application website.  

We continue to provide assistance by:

           Email: Mineral.Titles@gov.bc.ca
           Voice-Mail: 1-866-616-4999 (must leave a message)




June 11, 2020 – Guidance for Mining and Exploration Camps

By order of the PHO, operators in the natural resource sector that provide accommodation at their industrial camps must develop a COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Protocol.


March 27, 2020 – Time Extension Order on Claims, Licences and Leases

As the Ministry continues to respond and adapt to the directions and orders issued in response to COVID-19, the Chief Gold Commissioner has issued a blanket Time Extension Order for all claims and leases, as well as all coal licenses and leases. This Order gives more time for recorded holders to register work, make cash in lieu of work payments and make rental payments.

For more information, an Information Sheet is available. If you have any further questions, please visit the Mineral Titles Online Registry system or email Mineral.Titles@gov.bc.ca.


  • The time to make cash in lieu or register work on claims that have expiry dates before December 31, 2021 is extended to December 31, 2021. Claims with expiry dates past this date are not subject to this Order

Mining and Placer Leases

  • The time to register the annual rental payment, which is normally on the anniversary date, is extended to December 31, 2021

Coal Leases and Licenses

  • The time to register the annual rental payment, which is normally on the anniversary date, is extended to December 31, 2021

Visit the Mineral Titles Online Registry system or email Mineral.Titles@gov.bc.ca for more information.