Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) …
|How do I find Crown land for sale and who should I contact to express interest in acquiring the land?
| Known available Crown land is listed under Sales --> Properties on this website.
Once a parcel of Crown land is identified by an interested party, RESD will review property records to determine which department is responsible for managing the parcel of land and RESB will notify that department on your behalf to determine whether the land is surplus to that department's requirements and identify any condition that may be imposed in a sale. In some cases, RESD may request that you contact the local Municipal office to obtain specifics on the property of interest.
At this time, a master list identifying potentially available Crown land in Manitoba is not available. One reason for this is the number of departments and agencies that control lands that may have been acquired for a specific purpose.
|How is the sale price determined and when will I be informed of the sale price?
|Crown land is sold based on Manitoba receiving current market value for the land. A qualified appraiser is engaged by RESB to analyze market data of similar type of properties and provide a professional opinion. The appraiser is a member in good standing of The Appraisal Institute of Canada. Persons acquiring Crown Land will be informed on any property specific conditions of sale prior to RESD making its recommendation for government's approval to complete the sale, including the recommended sale price.
Properties that are advertised for sale to the public as a whole typically include an asking price for the land. The advertisement will also clearly set out the process to follow to make an offer. An asking price is based on appraiser's opinion of current market value.
|How long will it take before I know whether a property may be available?
|The length of time will vary on a case-by-case basis. It is dependent on the type of property, the suitability of the intended use and whether the land is required.
Based on the above, it may take several months before a recommendation is made on your application.
- RESB is responsible for circulating all applications to appropriate government departments, agencies and stakeholders. This procedure affords affected provincial and local authorities an opportunity to make known any concerns they may have towards the proposed sale so that an informed decision may be made.
- Based on the comments provided through circulation and consultation, RESB will make a recommendation on whether or not it is in the interest of government to proceed with selling the land.
|What process is followed to apply to purchase Crown land?
|The process to apply to purchase Crown land depends on which department or agency is responsible for the land you are interested in acquiring. For example:
- a written indication of interest, including the specifics of the property, is necessary for Crown land administered by other Manitoba departments or agencies.+
|Where do I locate forms to make application and to apply to lease or permit Crown land?
| The purchase forms are available under Downloads --> Forms --> Property Sales on this website.
|Who owns the mines and minerals on my property?
|Contact the Supervisor of the Crown Lands Registry at (204) 239-3510 with the legal description.