Mineral land tax
Mineral land tax is a tax paid by owners of freehold mineral rights. If you own mineral rights, you pay this tax each year. Your freehold ownership may be with the surface land or with minerals only.
The amount of mineral land tax you pay is based on both:
- The size of your land
- Whether or not you produce minerals
If you produce minerals from your land, you pay $4.94 mineral land tax per hectare (ha), regardless of the size of your land.
If you don’t produce minerals, the amount of tax you pay depends on the size of your land as follows:
|Land area (ha)||Tax rate (per ha)|
|Up to 20,235||$1.25|
|Up to 40,470||$1.98|
|Up to 101,171||$2.70|
|Up to 202,343||$3.46|
|Up to 404,686||$4.20|
|More than 404,686||$4.94|
Learn more about:
- How to pay your tax
- What happens if you don't pay your tax
- What exemptions are available
- How to manage your account
If you’re looking for information about a parcel of land, such as its address or who may be the assessed owner, the following resources are available:
- Limited information can be provided over the phone. Contact the office closest to the parcel you are inquiring about.
- If you visit a BC Assessment office in person, you can learn much more about the parcel and view the assessment roll. You can also order reports for a small fee.
- You can search BC Assessment’s property database through BC Online. Fees apply.
- Use Tantalis/GATOR to search the Crown land registry.