Application for General Assignment of Disposition Farm Development Lease (FDL), Grazing Lease (GRL) and Grazing Licence (FGL) Submission of an Application for Assignment does not grant any authority to the Assignee to occupy the lands until approval has been given by the department. The current disposition holder is responsible for the rent and taxes until all parties to the assignment have been notified by the department, in writing, that the rights and responsibilities have been transferred. Forms can be found under “Agriculture” at:
Departmental forms must be used.Do not make any changes to the documents. The following items are required for every assignment of a lease or licence:
Application for General Assignment of Disposition form, properly executed by all parties, “consideration” must be stated (e.g. $1). If not fully completed the assignment will be rejected.
Statutory Declaration (Individual or Corporation) completed by the Assignee, Witness and Commissioner for Oaths.
Payment of all arrears owing to the Department by any party to the assignment.
FGL, GRL: assignment fee is $100 if all parties to the assignment are family or if Minutes of Settlement are provided in the case of Divorce.
ARMS-LENGTH ASSIGNMENT: No relation to the Assignor/s as defined by Public Lands Administration Regulations Section 156(2)(a).
FDL: assignment fee is $3,150.
FGL, GRL: In accordance with Section 114.1(1) in the Public Lands Act:
Zone A1 or B: $50 for each animal unit month (AUM);
Zone A2: $100 for each animal unit month (AUM);
Zone C: $5 for each animal unit month (AUM);
(Minimum of $100 for all Zones).
FDL: the assignment fee is $3,150
FGL, GRL: assignment fee of $100 (no GST), if assignee is beneficiary of the estate.
One of the following packages:
Copy of Letters Probate and copy of Will.
Letters of Administration and Death Certificate.
CORPORATE ASSIGNMENT: From individual to corporation or from corporation to corporation
A statement from an officer of the corporation indicating the names, addresses, citizenship and number of shares held by all of the shareholders. The majority of shares must be owned by Canadian citizens residing in Alberta.
Evidence showing that the corporation is registered under the Business Corporations Act of Alberta, or incorporated under the laws of Canada and a certificate of status.
If you have any questions call Provincial Approvals Section, Agriculture Unit, (toll free) 310-3773.
Refer to the Public Lands Act Section 114 and Public Lands Administration Regulations (PLAR) Sections 153 to 159. Acts and regulations are available online at: