Crown resource land is sold at fair market value, as determined by a land appraisal or, in the case of remote recreational or residential parcels, by land appraisal reports used to determine land values.
Remote Recreational or Residential Leases
- The purchase price for a remote recreational or residential parcel is $50,000 for a site within 500 metres of a water body and $35,000 for a site more than 500 metres from a waterbody, with the distance to be determined by the ministry. No appraisal is required for these disposition types.
- These prices will remain in place until March 31, 2023, at which point the ministry will review land values.
- Leases on islands or provincial park land are not available for purchase.
- Only the lessee(s) listed on the current lease can apply to purchase the property.
- The ministry will review applications as they are received. The review process will include analysis of provincial interests, which may mean that the land is not available for sale.
- Applicants should not take any further action until the ministry advises them that their application has been approved. Following approval, the lessee is responsible for a legal survey of the property and subsequent community planning approval, as well as all associated costs. Ministry staff can provide further information on the details of the approval process.
- The lessee must be in compliance with all terms of the lease in order to be eligible to purchase, including all accounts being up to date and all structures contained within the lease.
Crown land requiring an appraisal
- Currently, only remote recreational and residential Crown land leases have established sale prices. Appraisals are required for the sale of Crown land leases located within surveyed subdivisions.
- Once it is confirmed that the leased parcel is eligible for sale, the ministry will provide a list of accredited land appraisers. The applicant will hire one of these appraisers to provide a report indicating the fair market value of the property. Appraisers set their own fees, which the applicant is responsible for paying.
- If the ministry or applicant does not agree with the appraised market value, they may obtain another appraisal at their own cost.
- The ministry reserves the right to approve re-appraisal of the land and determine the purchase price using the appraised value which is deemed to most closely represent current market values.
- Most existing lots within cluster subdivisions are already surveyed and can be transferred using existing plans. Lands outside of subdivision developments and areas identified for new development projects may require surveying to establish parcel boundaries.
- The applicant will be responsible for arranging for and paying the costs of having an accredited land surveyor prepare an appropriate legal survey, if one is required.
- Applicants will be charged for site inspections, where required, along with administration fees.
Environment Office Locations
Ministry land management offices are located in Meadow Lake, Prince Albert and Nipawin.
To find out which land manager region is appropriate for your request, check the interactive map.<
Southern, Central and Far North Regions:
5th Floor, 800 Central Avenue
Box 3003, McIntosh Mall
PRINCE ALBERT, SK S6V 6G1
Central Phone: (306) 953-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Far North Phone: (306) 953-2504 or email@example.com
Southern Phone: (306) 953-2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 1 – 101 Railway Place
MEADOW LAKE, SK S9X 1X6
Phone: (306) 236-7551 or email@example.com
201 – 1st Street E
NIPAWIN, SK S0E 1E0
Phone: (306) 862-1812 or firstname.lastname@example.org