How does my organization become eligible to hold a conservation covenant on a particular parcel of land?

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Note: Page updated to include instructions for Web Filing

Content for this page has been updated to include instructions for Web Filing of applications to the Surveyor General. Background information on Web Filing is available here. Technical instructions for Web Filing have been added to myLTSA’s Surveyor General Practice Guide.

The PDF versions of Surveyor General forms are now retired. Land surveyors must use the Web Filing versions of these forms moving forward. Web Filing forms can be accessed through the Web Filing menu option in myLTSA.

Section 69, Land Title Act

NOTE: Section 69(1) has been amended so that it now can apply to all plan types. See Circular Letter No. 478.  

  • Rather than initially posting every corner of every new parcel created on a subdivision plan, a land surveyor may place only a small number of control monuments if he or she elects to proceed under section 69 of the Land Title Act. Under this section, all parcel corners are given a mathematical relationship to the control monuments until construction activities are complete, at which time the land surveyor must post all the parcel corners.
  •  The posting requirement is generally deferred for one year; however, extensions may be granted where development has been delayed.

  • The benefit of proceeding with a block outline survey is that a plan can be prepared and deposited in the land title office before construction activities have been completed. Once construction is complete, the posts are placed at every corner as required by the Survey and Plan Rules. Posting after construction results in a far higher long-term survival rate for survey posts.

  • Approval to use section 69 of the Land Title Act must be obtained from the Surveyor General in accordance with Circular Letter No. 461B

  • Please submit applications through myLTSA using the Web Filing Surveyor General Application and Plan Submission form and setting the Application or Plan Type dropdown list to “Block Outline Plan Application,” “Block Outline Plan,” or “Block Outline Posting Plan”. The Surveyor General Practice Guide  contains instructions for Web Filing.

  • In Web Filing, Checklists for application packages are integrated into the Web Filing process and are entered online. Example checklists for Block Outline packages are located below:

  • Directions to Land Surveyors No. 12 provides additional information.