Government of New Brunswick


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

**For information related to the recent site allocation policy for blueberries, please consult the document "Crown Land Lease Allocation Process for Wild Blueberry Cultivation" available in the "Related Links" section in the right-hand side column.


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 branch who is responsible for the administration of Crown Lands for this Department.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


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 17.252013-04-01
High Value Crops - Potatoes, fruits, vegetables  2013-04-01
  Land under development (maximum 2 years) 5.752013-04-01
  Land fully developed 115.002013-04-01
Cranberries - Supporting land 5.752013-04-01
Cranberries - Productive land  2013-04-01
  Year 1-35.752013-04-01
  year 457.502013-04-01
  year 5115.002013-04-01
  year 6172.502013-04-01
  year 7-25230.002013-04-01