Forest Service Road Industrial Use

Forest Service Road Industrial Use

Forest Service Road - Industrial Use: Application to allow for industrial use of a designated Forest Service Road. If using other roads under a Road Use Permit, a user agreement with the permit holder is recommended.

Related Activities: Forest Road Construction, Forest Service Road Connection, Forest Service Road Industrial Road Use Exemption, Forest Service Road Works


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.

Mandatory Authorizations

Authorization Name Link to Application
Road Use Permit, Forest Act (Section 117) 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements prior to applying.

Requirement Description
Industrial Use Person wanting to use for an industrial purpose.

Information Requirements

Requirement Description Link to Details
Road Use Permit Requirements for application:
  • Applicant name and contact details;
  • Identification of associated tenures or purpose;
  • Vehicle size and number of loads;
  • Proposed dates of road use (start and completion date); and
  • Location Map,
  • Forest Service Road Project and Branch Numbers,
  • Kilometre Marks From and To, and
  • Contact Information.
Link Description
Forest Service Road Permits and Agreement Procedures A Web page providing details on the various agreements and permits for use in relation to Forest Service Road management.
Resource Roads A webpage providing information about resource roads and their management.

Other Things You Should Know

Archaeology Information
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 ( 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 committed to reconciliation as part of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Act.
  • The Province is responsible for ensuring adequate and appropriate consultation and accommodation, it may involve the proponent in the procedural aspects of consultation.
Proponents are encouraged to engage with First Nations as early as possible in the planning stages to build relationships and for information sharing purposes. To get more information about the guidelines and procedure manuals that are designed to assist government officials and proponents with meeting consultation obligations, please visit the Consulting with First Nations web page.

Legal Disclaimer
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: July 14, 2023