Licences of Occupation
A licence of occupation permits the use of NCC land in a certain manner for a defined time period. It does not create an interest in the land itself — it is a personal privilege granted to an applicant.
Licences of Occupation Are Issued:
- for as short a term as possible (usually no more than five years)
- for a particular reason consistent with the period requested
- usually on the standard NCC Licence Agreement
- only after the federal land use transaction approval is granted and, where applicable, an environmental assessment is completed.
When is a Licence of Occupation Required?
A licence of occupation is needed when you want to use NCC land in a certain manner for a specific period of time, which is longer than that covered by a land access permit.
These uses include using NCC land:
- for temporary construction work
- as a storage area
- as a temporary parking lot.
The fee is usually 10 percent per annum of the market value of the lands, plus an administration fee of $1,750. When combined with an easement request, the administration fee is waived.
Apply for a Licence of Occupation
To apply for a licence of occupation, follow the steps outlined in the federal land use, design and transaction approval process.