Provincial Land Leasing

The Prince Edward Island Government leases provincial lands when:

  1. Land is suitable for local farmers to use:
    • Six year term
    • Expect to pay an annual rental fee
    • Lessee would become the designated tax payer of the leased land
    • Erosion control plan and adherence to buffer zone legislation is required
    • Must carry a minimum of $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance with the Government of Prince Edward Island as a co-insured 
  2. Land is suitable for commercial operations:
    • Term to be negotiated 
    • Expect to pay an annual rental fee 
    • Lessee would become the designated tax payer of the leased land
    • Must carry Commercial General Liability insurance coverage with the Government of Prince Edward Island named as a co-insured depending on operation (coverage to be determined)
  3. When a license is granted:
    • Individuals or groups may apply for short term permission to use a provincial property
    • Long-term licenses may be available for infrastructure location (trail, boardwalk, etc.)
    • Must carry Commercial General Liability insurance coverage with the Government of Prince Edward Island named as a co-insured (coverage to be determined)
    • Rental rates vary. Minimum required cost is a $300 administrative fee
    • A license is required for any activity that does not fall under traditional uses (hiking, sightseeing, bird watching, etc.)

Why do I need to provide liability insurance?

You need to provide liability insurance to protect you and taxpayers from damage claims brought about as a result of your use/occupancy of the land.

Can I lease to own land?

This does not usually happen, but if the land you are leasing is deemed surplus to the needs of the Province, it may be offered to you as the Lessee first, at market value, before being offered at public tender.

Who can I contact for more information?

Contact Carol Craswell (Manager of Provincial Lands) by email at cmcraswell@gov.pe.ca.

Published date: 
June 4, 2015
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3rd Floor, Jones Building
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PO Box 2000
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Phone: (902) 368-5151
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