Skip to main content

In This Volume

  • 14 (1) This section applies to property that has been Crown granted under the provisions of the Mineral Tenure Act, or under any ordinance or Act affecting minerals, precious or base, or under the Land Act, or any other statute providing for the granting of land by the government.
  • (2) The Attorney General may direct the Surveyor General to cancel the survey, field notes and official plan of survey of a property and the property is for all purposes deemed to be Crown land within the meaning of the Land Act if
  • (a) it is property referred to in subsection (1) that has escheated to the government under this Act,
  • (b) the property so escheated has not been restored to any legal or moral claimant, sold, leased or released, and
  • (c) for any reason it is inconvenient or not advisable to deal with it under section 11 or 12.
  • (3) All the provisions of the Land Act and the Mineral Tenure Act apply to land referred to in subsection (2) and to its sale, lease, staking or other disposition to the same extent as if no grant of the land had been issued.
  • (4) The Surveyor General, when so directed, must,
  • (a) by notice in the Gazette, cancel the survey, field notes and official plan of survey of the property so escheated, and
  • (b) forward a notice of the cancellation to the registrar of the land title district in which the land is located.
  • (5) The registrar of land titles must file the notice and, if the title to the land is registered, make a reference to it in the appropriate register against the title to the land to which the notice relates.

1979-111-14; 1988‑5‑68; 1989-64-1; 2002-63-8, effective December 9, 2002 (B.C. Reg. 340/2002).


See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 101.