Fisheries and Land Resources


Residential grants are available in communities where the land is zoned for residential use under an approved municipal plan or, if no municipal plan exists, where the land is located within the community infilling limits, and no land use conflicts exist

Application Process

A completed Crown Land Application Form PDF (287 KB) must be filed with the Regional Lands Office nearest to the land applied for. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis except for designated high demand areas where applications are invited through the public draw process only.

An application processing fee and a map or sketch clearly identifying the location of the land applied for must accompany the application.

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  • Application Processing Fee: $150.00 + HST
  • Document Preparation Fee: $300.00

Applications are approved as a grant only and the full  market value is payable at the time of the issuance of the title

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Related Requirements

  • Applicant must ensure there are no adverse claims against the land.
  • Applicant's signature must be witnessed by an official authorized to administer oaths.
  • The application will be referred by Lands Branch to any Department or Agency having jurisdiction over land use in the area applied for.
  • Applicants must be of legal age (19 years or order).

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Lot Sizes

  • Unserviced lots; 1860 square meters (30 meters frontage)
  • Lots with one service (water or sewer); 1400 square meters (23 meters frontage)
  • Serviced lots 650 square meters (20 meters frontage)
  • Or as specified under an approved municipal plan

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Additional Information

  • The applicant is responsible for arranging a survey of the land at his or her expense within 12 months if the application is approved. Surveys will only be accepted from registered members of the Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors.
  • For unserviced lots, the applicant must supply details of the on site water supply and sewage disposal facilities prepared by an Approved Designer. This must be provided at the applicant's expense within 12 months of the date of approval of the application.

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