Reporting Requirements and Instructions

Permits and Leasing - Acquiring and Holding an Agreement

This section summarizes activities associated with permitting and leasing. Please refer to the Permits and Leasing Tool Kits section for further detail.

  • Acquiring an agreement: To select lands to include in your application, check the mineral activity maps (see Online Services) to determine where mineral rights are disposed or unavailable. An individual or company's application for an agreement identifies the location of interest and must be accompanied by all applicable fees (see below.) Applications and payment can be submitted to Alberta Energy by fax, email, or in person at the Coal and Mineral Development Unit office in Edmonton or at the Calgary Information Centre. Required forms and contact information are available on this site. The Department checks recording and coordinating review of each application, as appropriate. If the application is successful, the Department prepares and issues the mineral agreement document.
  • Maintaining an agreement: Certain routine requirements must be met to continue to hold an agreement. Annual rent must be paid on Metallic and Industrial Minerals Leases, Special Mineral Leases and Ammonite Shell Agreements. Regular royalty reporting and payment is required on Metallic and Industrial Minerals Leases. A mineral assessment report of exploration expenditures and results must be filed every two years to continue to hold a Metallic and Industrial Minerals Permit.
  • Amending an agreement: During the life of the agreement, it may be necessary to change the area covered by the agreement, the owners of the agreement, and/or other terms or specifications. Amendment may be initiated by the agreement holder.
  • Terminating an agreement: An agreement may be terminated for a number of reasons such as non-renewal by request when an agreement expires; surrender of an agreement at the request of the agreement holder; and cancellation of the agreement by the Department for failure to comply with terms and conditions.To select lands to include in your application, check the mineral activity maps (see Online Services) to determine where mineral rights are disposed or unavailable. An individual or company's application for an agreement identifies the location of interest and must be accompanied by all applicable fees (see below.)
  • Taking a Metallic and Industrial Minerals Permit to lease: If exploration results are positive after two or more years of holding a Metallic and Industrial Minerals Permit, the designated representative may apply to convert all or part of a permit to a lease. This type of request has the same fees as a lease application.

Permits and Leasing - Application Costs

Applications must be accompanied by payment of an application fee, the first year of rent, plus the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as applicable:

Agreement Type Application Fee First Year of Rent Term
Metallic and Industrial Minerals Permit $625.00 + GST not applicable 14 years
Metallic and Industrial Minerals Lease $625.00 + GST $3.50/ha
($50.00 minimum)
15 years
Renewable
Metallic and Industrial Minerals Licence
(placer licence)
$ 50.00 + GST not applicable 5 years
Ammonite Shell Agreement $625.00 + GST $3.50/ha
($50.00 minimum)
15 years
Renewable for 5 years

Mineral Royalty Reporting and Payment

This section summarizes royalty reporting requirements for Metallic and Industrial Minerals Leases. For additional instructions please refer to the section on Royalty Information.

Royalty reporting and payment is required for Metallic and Industrial Minerals Leases.
  • Royalty reports may be submitted by mail, fax or email to the Coal and Mineral Development Unit (see Coal - Contacts.)
  • Royalties may be paid by cheque ordirect deposit (Electronic Funds Transfer).
  • If payment and the report are submitted separately, please provide the payment method, date and applicable transaction codes along with the royalty report.
Royalty Regime & Rate Reporting Instructions
Non producing Metallic and Industrial Minerals Lease By January 31 of the production year, declare non- production.
By January 31 of the year following the production year, confirm no production occurred.
No royalty payment is required.
Per cent of net revenue
Greater of 1% mine mouth revenue and 12% net revenue
Report and payment are due no later than the last day of the month following the quarter.
Per cent of production value (placer minerals royalty) For any quarter in which a sale of placer minerals occurred, report and payment are due no later than the last day of the month following that quarter.
Flat rate
(bulk commodities, salt)
Rate varies, depending on mineral
From the first month of production, report quarterly. Report and payment are due no later than the last day of the month following the quarter.