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548 (1) In this section:

  • “charge number” means, in relation to a land use contract that is registered as a charge against a title to land, the serial number assigned to the land use contract by the registrar of land titles;
  • “parcel identifier” means a permanent parcel identifier assigned under section 58 of the Land Title Act.
  • (2) Despite section 547, a local government may, by bylaw, terminate a land use contract that applies to land within the jurisdiction of the local government.
  • (3) A bylaw under subsection (2)
  • (a) must not be adopted after June 30, 2022,
  • (b) must provide that the bylaw comes into force on a date that is
    • (i) at least one year after the date the bylaw is adopted, and
    • (ii) not later than June 30, 2024, and
  • (c) must not be adopted unless the local government has adopted a zoning bylaw that will apply to the land on the date the bylaw under subsection (2) comes into force.
  • (4) Section 546 does not apply in relation to a bylaw adopted under subsection (2).
  • (5) Despite section 135(3) of the Community Charter, a council may adopt a bylaw under subsection (2) at the same meeting at which the bylaw passed third reading.
  • (6) Within 30 days after adopting a bylaw under subsection (2), a local government must give written notice of the bylaw to the proper land title office for each parcel of land subject to a land use contract that the bylaw will terminate.
  • (7) A notice under subsection (6) must
  • (a) be in a form satisfactory to the registrar of land titles,
  • (b) include a certified copy of the bylaw, and
  • (c) identify the following:
    • (i) by charge number, each land use contract that the bylaw will terminate;
    • (ii) by legal description and parcel identifier, each parcel of land subject to a land use contract that the bylaw will terminate.

2014-14-42; RSBC 2015-1-548, effective January 1, 2016 (B.C. Reg. 257/2015).


Notice of Early Termination of Land Use Contract

A notice of a bylaw for early termination of a land use contract may be made using a Local Government Filing Form or a Form 17. The certified copy of the bylaw must be scanned and attached to the application.


For authorized subscribers, use the Local Government Filing Form, select Nature of Interest, Notice of Release Land Use Contract, and on a Form Declaration, attach a copy of the bylaw certified by the municipality. The Form Declaration is appended automatically at the end of the document it supports when the package is submitted through the electronic filing system.

Only authorized subscribers, as defined in E-filing Directions v. 1.9 (available at and reproduced at chapter 70 (Director’s Directions)), have the authority to sign this form electronically.

For all other subscribers, use the Form 17 Charge, Notation or Filing, select Nature of Interest, Municipal Government Notice, and in the Additional Information field state “Notice of early termination of Land Use Contract”. Attach an image of the original bylaw certified by the municipality.