Payment Guidelines

Payment Guidelines

FrontCounter BC accepts payments for various areas of the provincial natural resource sector, including Crown land, water licensing, Fish and Wildlife, aquaculture, angling and more.
FrontCounter BC does NOT accept payments for property taxes, mines inspection fees or violation tickets from hunting and angling offences.

Forestry payments, including stumpage fees, must be paid at a Natural Resource District Office.
For payment enquiries, contact FrontCounter BC.

Payment Channels:

Not all payment channels are available for all payment methods. See the Payment Methods section below for details.

Online Banking:
Pay for the following through online banking: NOTE: Application fees cannot be paid through online banking.

By Mail:
When mailing payment, you must include payment details
such as payment slip, invoice number and/or file number:

Over the phone:
Pay by Credit Card* (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

Pay in person at any FrontCounter BC Location
  • All payment methods except cash
  • Locations where cash is accepted

Payment Methods:

  • Credit Card / Prepaid Credit Card* (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • Online banking for Crown land rental and security fees
  • Online banking for Water Rental fees
  • Debit Card / Visa-Debit Card / Mastercard Debit (in-person only)
  • Cheques / Money Orders / Drafts
    • Must be made out to "Minister of Finance"
    • Must be in Canadian Funds
    • Cheques must be issued from a Canadian Financial Institution
  • Cash (in-person only, where accepted by Location)

Not Accepted:
  • Cheques from non-Canadian Financial Institutions (including from U.S.A.)
  • E-Transfers
  • Wire Transfers

*Credit card cannot be accepted for the following payments:
  • Crown Land Sales
  • Crown Grant Fees
  • Royalty Payments for Crown Land (Statutory Declarations) associated with:
    • Gravel Quarry
    • Aggregates
    • Sand
    • Gravel Pit
  • Statutory Declarations
  • Security Deposits
  • Environmental Management Discharge Fees