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Department of Natural Resources

Mineral Rights Caveat Registration (Notice of Interest)

Who Needs This Registration?


 

Anyone who wants to give notice of a trust or interest in a mineral right in Nova Scotia must file a caveat (that is, a notice) with the Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.
Issuing Department / Agency:
 

N.S. Department of Natural Resources
Where can you get further information?
  Registrar
Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Tel: 902-424-4068
Fax: 902-424-7735

Office Location:
Founders Square
3rd Floor
1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 698
Halifax, NS B3J 2T9
Application Forms & Process:
 

Filing of Caveats and Applications for mineral rights are now done online. Please visit: novaroc.novascotia.ca.
Waiting Period:
 

2 business days for good standing licences

10 business days for good standing leases and special licences

Expiry & Renewal:
 

Not Applicable
Price:  (No tax is charged)
 

Caveat registration fee: $12.10
Related Requirements:
 

None
Additional Information:
 

If no mineral rights exist, the caveat is not meaningful.

Mineral rights may only be held by one party. A mineral right holder may hold a mineral right in trust for other parties.
Legislative Authority:
 

Mineral Resources Act, Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1990, Chapter 18, Section 1, 88



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