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Department of Natural Resources

Crown Lands: Land Survey of Crown Boundary Approval

Who Needs This Approval?
Anyone who wants to conduct a land survey on land which has a boundary touching or bordering Crown Lands in Nova Scotia.  

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources  

Where can you get this Approval and / or further information?
Any Regional Land Surveyor of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See Offices / N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources: Regional Land Surveyor's Offices.)


Surveys Division
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Tel: 902-424-3145
Fax: 902-424-7735

Office Location:
Founders Square
5th Floor
1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 698
Halifax, NS B3J 2T9
Application Forms & Process:

Private Land Surveyors are required to advise the Director of Surveys or his designate of their intention to carry out a boundary survey of lands touching or bordering Crown Land prior to carrying out any field surveys. The preferred contact is the local Regional Land Surveyor's Office of the Department of Natural Resources.

Following initial contact with the Department, and the exchange of any useful information, the private Land Surveyor can immediately proceed with the survey of his client's lands.

Crown land survey information that would be helpful in carrying out the survey of the adjoining property will be provided upon request and as soon as possible after the initial contact is made.

A copy of the final survey plan showing any common crown boundaries should be forwarded to the Director of Surveys.

Waiting Period:


Expiry & Renewal:
This approval does not expire.

Approval: Free

Provision of basic information is usually free. Requests for large amounts of documentation, plans or field information may incur a fee to cover material costs or in some cases, to comply with a designated fee structure.

Related Requirements:

Additional Information:

Legislative Authority:
Crown Lands Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 5, Section 13

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