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Department of Natural Resources

Beach Aggregate Removal Permit (not more than 10 cubic yards)

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to remove not more than 10 cubic yards (7.6 cubic metres) of aggregate (gravel, sand, armour stone, and riprap stone) from a beach.

Note: This permit will only be issued for personal use, not for commercial use.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Central Regional Office (Truro)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
664 Prince St.
(Arlington St. entrance)
Truro, NS  B2N 1G6



Tel: 902-893-6350
Fax: 902-893-5613

Western Regional Office (Lunenburg)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Green Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Tel: 902-634-7557
Fax: 902-634-7577

Eastern Regional Office (Coxheath, Cape Breton)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Mountain Road
Sydney, NS B1L 1A9

Tel: 902-563-3370
Fax: 902-567-2535

OR

Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See Offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)

Application Forms & Process:
An application form can be obtained from the nearest Local or Area Office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. When the application is completed, it is submitted to the area office.

The applicant must provide a location sketch.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the applicant will be notified by the Area Supervisor.

Note: The permit must specify whether use of a vehicle is authorized.

Waiting Period:
Same day

Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for 2 months from the date it is issued. It is not renewable.

Price: (HST is charged)
Permit: $24.91
Related Requirements:
  1. Protected Beach Vehicle Permit, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

  2. Removing any beach materials above the ordinary high water mark requires a separate permission of the owner of the adjoining land.
Additional Information:
  1. This permit only covers the removal of beach materials below the ordinary high water mark.

  2. The permit will not be approved for purposes of land fill or road construction.
Legislative Authority:
Beaches Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1975, Chapter 6, Section 6, 9

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