Government of New Brunswick


Crown Land leases are issued for various uses under the following categories: Commercial, Communication, Institutional, Utility, Industrial, Transportation, Municipal Services , Shooting Range, and Camp lot.


· Applicants must be at least 19 years of age.

· Businesses must be registered with Corporate Affairs in New Brunswick and provide a copy of their Certificate of Incorporation.

· Institutional leases are issued to non-profit organizations only. Applicants must be registered as a charitable organization with Corporate Affairs in New Brunswick and provide a copy of their Letters Patent.

· For a Commercial or Industrial Lease application, a Site Development Plan must be included (blank copy at end of application package)

Applications that do not meet the basic eligibility requirements will be rejected.


Most leases are issued for 10 years. Commercial, Communication and Industrial leases are issued for 20 years.

Lessees are responsible for paying rental and property taxes on a per year basis.

Note: *Residential leases are no longer issued.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
Lands Administration Regulation,
Proprietary Fees (Lease Rentals)


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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Administrative fees (non-refundable + HST)
  Application Fee1400.002020-07-16
  Renewal Fee500.002020-07-16
  Assignment Fee200.002020-07-16
  Amendment Fee300.002020-07-16
  Sublet Fee150.002020-07-16
Annual Rent (see Lease Rental table in the Lands Administration Regulation)Annual Rent/ Loyer Annuel2022-04-01