How to Apply

How to apply

Either the resource company or the landowner can apply to the Board for mediation and arbitration services.

Select the appropriate application:

Type of Application

Links to Forms

Right of Entry, Terms & Compensation – Oil and Gas and Geothermal: for oil and gas exploration, development, production, processing and related activities (including flow lines) and geothermal projects

Form 1A

Right of Entry, Terms & Compensation – Mining: for coal or mineral exploration, extraction or development

Form 1B

Damages: Compensation for damages to the land or loss to owner or occupant of land caused by entry

Form 1C

Rent Review: for surface leases
(Note: See the Information Sheet Rent Review for assistance)

Form 1D

Compliance: for disagreements on:
  • whether the terms of a surface lease have been complied with; or
  • whether the proposed oil and gas activity in a surface lease is different from what was approved by the Oil and Gas Commission

Form 1E

Each form details what must be included with the application. Complete the form on your computer or print and fill it out by hand.

You must send a copy of the application by registered mail to each person reasonably expected to be directly affected. Include an affidavit verifying you delivered a copy to those persons.

Update on February 1, 2021: Due to COVID-19, the Surface Rights Board waives the requirement for service by registered mail and dispenses with the requirement for an Affidavit of Service. When serving an application by email, please copy the Board so that we know it has been served.

More information:

For more guidance see the Information Sheet: How to File an Application