March 28, 2007


TO ALL BRITISH COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYORS

Re: Consent on Subdivision, Reference and Explanatory Plans where the Provincial Crown is the Registered Owner of the Land

Despite survey rule 157(p), where the Provincial Government is the owner of titled land, an authorized person from the Integrated Land Management Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (ILMB) must now sign subdivision, reference and explanatory plans of that land, as owner, on behalf of government.

ILMB has the signing authority where the title to the land is registered to:

  1. Her Majesty the Queen in the Right of the Province of British Columbia
  2. The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
  3. Any former ministry, the responsibilities of which now rest with the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.

Signature Block for Crown owned parcels

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF
THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
as represented by the Minister of Agriculture
and Lands

____________________________________
Authorized Signatory

Witness

____________________________________
Name

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
Occupation

In order for the Crown Land Registry to be updated, it is important that your plan be forwarded to this office prior to registration in the appropriate land title office. Staff of the Surveyor General Division will forward the plan to the applicable land title office for registration.

This new practice is effective immediately. Accordingly, this office will make an application to amend Survey Rule 157(p).

To view a list of ILMB authorized signatories and their contact information, please PDF iconclick here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by Rick Hargraves

Rick Hargraves, BCLS
Surveyor General and Director