Crown land applications are now easier to access for clients with an online process through FrontCounter BC, that took effect May 23, 2014,
With the addition of online applications for Crown land, the suite of automated applications and permits available through FrontCounter BC’s online system continues to grow.
The online system streamlines the applications process, promotes more complete applications and enhances client access to government information and services.
Old application forms were to be phased out the end of June, and clients will be directed to the new application form on FrontCounter BC’s website (www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca).
Clients needing help with their application forms can visit any FrontCounter BC location or contact an agent through the FrontCounter BC Contact Centre at 1-877-855-3222.
Clients will be able to apply for Land Act authorizations in 21 different areas, including agriculture, tourism, clean energy, film and commercial and industrial uses.
Improving the accessibility to these applications through the electronic system and streamlining the application process will support faster turnaround times for clients, thus supporting their economic development opportunities.
FrontCounter BC offers more than 130 natural resource-related permits and authorizations at each location.
FrontCounter BC provides services on behalf of 16 additional partner agencies.
Since Jan. 1, 2007, over 58,900 authorizations have been processed.
The FrontCounter BC contact centre handles more than 25,000 inquiries annually.
Learn More at:
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: http://www.gov.bc.ca/for/index.html