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

Individuals and non-government organizations are able to register a covenant on private lands. Anyone interested in registering and holding...

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 108(3), Land Title Act

  • Under section 108(2) of the Land Title Act, certain titled, submerged lands will automatically revert to the Crown without the approval of the owner of the land upon the deposit of a subdivision or reference plan which redefines that titled land. For example, if an owner of a waterfront parcel of land excavates a boat basin which is connected to the sea, and then has a land surveyor prepare a subdivision plan of the property, ownership of the boat basin may revert to the Crown upon deposit of the plan.
  • The actions of section 108(2) can be negated by a Minister's Order prepared pursuant to section 108(3) of the Land Title Act. The Minister responsible for the Land Title Act has delegated the duties and powers under section 108(3) to the Surveyor General.

  • The owner of the land or their land surveyor may make application for an exemption order to the Surveyor General in accordance with Circular Letter No. 468.

  • Please submit applications through myLTSA using the Web Filing Surveyor General Application and Plan Submission from and setting the Application or Plan Type dropdown list to “Section 108 Land Title Act Application” or “Section 108 Land Title Act Final 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. An example checklist for an Exemptions application is located PDF icon here.

  • An example checklist is also provided to assist in the preparation of the PDF icon final plan

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