Apply for a Commercial Land Lease

A commercial lease gives the occupant the exclusive right to use the land for a specified period and allows the lessee to make improvements on the land for their business-related activities. Specific terms and conditions are included in the lease. 

Before you apply: Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Department of Environment and Climate Change to help determine if your activity requires a commercial lease and if the parcel is available. Applicants may also access ATLAS, an online mapping tool to review the land availability.

ATTENTION: If applicants would like to meet with the Department of Environment and Climate Change to discuss a proposed activity, or to see an example of a Commercial Land Lease template, please email to set up an appointment.

Application forms:

After you apply: Every application undergoes a departmental review process, and consultation with Indigenous governments, as well as other governments and GNWT departments, where applicable. If an application is rejected, it is returned along with a letter outlining the reasons.

Application costs:

  • Commissioner's Land application fee and deposit: $500 + GST
  • Territorial Land application fee: $250 + GST 

Related Information

Before you apply, make sure that your proposed land use conforms with any applicable community plans, zoning bylaws, land use plans, and other relevant legislation. Contact for more information.