Apply for a Residential Lease

A residential 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. Specific terms and conditions are included in the lease.

Before you apply: Applicants are to confirm that the land parcel they wish to apply for is available prior to applying. Contact the Department of Environment and Climate Change to determine if a land 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 see an example of a Residential Lease template, please email to set up an appointment.  

Application forms:

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

Application costs:

  • Commissioner's Land deposit: $250 + 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.