Government of New Brunswick
  • Description
  • Fees
  • Contacts
  • Overview

    On October 28, 2013 the Department announced that it would be developing an enhanced and streamlined application process for accessing Crown lands for wild blueberry development. As a result of this announcement the Department is not accepting Crown land lease applications for the cultivation of wild blueberries at this time. Once a new process has been finalized information will be made available through the website.

    Under certain terms and conditions, Crown Land may be leased from the department for the purpose of agricultural production.


    The department will consider for transfer Crown Land which is clear cut, old fields or recently burned over areas for agricultural use. Forested land will not be considered for transfer .


    An application to lease Crown land for the purpose of agricultural production may be made on forms available from any office of the department.

    Applications must include:

    1. A map or aerial photo showing the location of the subject property.

    2. A site development strategy which will outline a plan, including timeframes, for the intended development of the site.

    Applicants should apply for only those lands which are required for agricultural purposes. Applicants are encouraged to contact the nearest office of the department for assistance in completing their applications.

    All completed applications are to be submitted for consideration to the Land and Environment Branch of the department.


    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    Land in support of livestock production   
      Land leased for hay, pasture, grain 17.252013-03-28
    High Value Crops - Potatoes, fruits, vegetables   
      Land under development (maximum 2 years) 5.752013-03-28
      Land fully developed 115.002013-03-28
    Cranberries - Supporting land 5.752013-03-28
    Cranberries - Productive land   
      Year 1-35.752013-03-28
      year 457.502013-03-28
      year 5115.002013-03-28
      year 6172.502013-03-28
      year 7-25230.002013-03-28
    Contact Email Location
    Contact SNB (Payment Only)