Christmas Trees: Location specific application information for cutting a Christmas tree for personal use. Please note that cutting of a Christmas tree on Crown land is not available in some areas of the province.
- Mandatory Authorizations
- Eligibility Requirements
- Information Requirements
- Other Things you Should Know
About this Activity Guide
This guide summarizes the most common requirements and recommendations for your chosen activity and is designed to help you submit a complete application. Be aware that this information is for guidance purposes only.
|Authorization Name||Link to Authorization Guidance||Link to Application|
|Personal Christmas Tree Permit||Authorization Guidance||Apply Now|
Cost may be a specific value or range of values. The cost includes GST, where applicable.
|Cost Type||Cost Description||Cost||Link to Details|
|Application fee||Not applicable. No cost.||Not applicable.|
Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements prior to applying.
|Age, Residence and Use||A BC resident who is 19 years of age or older who will use the tree for personal Christmas use only.|
|Requirement||Description||Link to Details|
|Free Use Permit||Check with your local FrontCounter BC office. Not all Districts issue permits; some offer online permits or publish this type of permit in a local newspaper.||Christmas Trees|
Other Things You Should Know
Archaeological sites are protected under the Heritage Conservation Act and must not be altered or damaged without a permit issued by the Archaeology Branch. Information regarding potential risks to protected archaeological sites may be obtained by submitting an online data request form to the Archaeology Branch or by contacting a professional archaeologist via the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists (www.bcapa.ca) or via local directories. Visit the Archaeology Branch website for more information.
BCeID - What Is It and Why Get It?
BCeID is an online service that allows you to create a user ID and password to sign in securely to many Government services in British Columbia. The benefits of having a BCeID account include:
- Stop and start. Save and return later to complete your application without losing any information previously entered.
- Real time status information. Check the status of your application in real time.
- Access your applications for multiple people (Business BCeID only) to edit or submit your application or check its status. To enroll in this service, visit the BCeID web page: FrontCounter BC - BCeID
Consulting with First Nations
The Province is legally obligated to consult and accommodate First Nations, where required, on land and resource decisions that could impact their Aboriginal Interests. While the Province is responsible for ensuring adequate and appropriate consultation and accommodation, it may involve the proponent in the procedural aspects of consultation. Also, proponents are generally encouraged to engage with First Nations as early as possible in the planning stages to build relationships and for information sharing purposes that may support consultation processes. More information is available in the following guidelines and procedure manuals designed to assist government officials and proponents with meeting consultation obligations with First Nations. For further assistance, please contact the appropriate decision making agency.
This guide provides the most current and accurate information available to the Government of British Columbia at the time of publishing; however, we make no warranty regarding the completeness, currency or accuracy of this information. This information is for guidance purposes only and does not replace legislated requirements. Each application is unique and circumstances may result in additional requirements beyond those included in this guide.
Last Updated: August 31, 2016