Land Acquired by Provincial Government

The Government of Prince Edward Island may purchase privately owned land for the construction or realignment of roads/highways, to build public institutions such as schools, hospitals and provincial housing, or to protect wildlife or environmentally sensitive areas.   Any house or building(s) purchased with the land purchase that is not required by Government and declared surplus, may be approved for sale through the request-for-proposal process.

Does the Provincial Government want to buy my land?

If you think your land may be of interest to Government, you can submit a proposal to the Department of Transportation Infrastructure & Energy, Properties Section. A committee will review your proposal. If it determines there is provincial interest in purchasing the land, negotiations will commence.

Your submission should include clear information to identify the property including the:

  • Parcel number
  • Civic address, and
  • Legal name of the property owner and contact information.

What will Government pay for land?

Government pays the market value of a property as determined by an internal or independent appraisal.

Can I donate land to the Provincial Government?

Government may accept donated land if it complements existing land holdings or management programs.

Does Government swap land?

In certain situations Government may consider the exchange of provincially owned land for privately owned land.

Can the Provincial Government take my land if I don’t want to sell it?

Government prefers any land transaction be negotiated in good faith, but if necessary, it does have the authority to acquire land under the Expropriation Act.

Who can I contact for more information?

Dawn MacDougall
Supervisor, Land Administration
Department Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy
Properties Section

Telephone: (902) 368‑5350
​Email: dtmacdougall@gov.pe.ca

 

Published date: 
March 22, 2018
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General Inquiries

Properties
3rd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5151
Fax: (902) 368-5395

segallant@gov.pe.ca