- Costs and Responsibilities
- What you need to apply
- What happens after you apply
- Tips for a successful application
This application allows you to register a trapline or transfer a registered trapline in British Columbia. Please note that all trapline transfer forms must be accompanied by a completed trapline registration form.
Costs and Responsibilities
$50.00 Registration Fee
Fees are payable at the time of application. Applications will not be processed until the fee has been paid.
The payment can be made by one of the following payment methods:
- Online via Credit Card (Visa, Visa-Debit, Master Card, American Express)
- Mail Payment Cheque/Money Order - Payable to Minister of Finance
- Cash/Debit - To be paid at one of the FrontCounter BC office locations
Credit Card payments are securely processed online in the Final Step of the application process. To find out more about the acceptable payment methods in each office location please visit selected FrontCounter BC location
The Habitat Conservation Trust Fund surcharge is included in the above fee(s).Fees calculated on the electronic Fish and Wildlife application may not be the complete final fee. A Permit Clerk will contact you if late fees are owed or if other licence specific fees are outstanding.
What you need to apply
The following criteria must be met in order to proceed with an application for a Trapline Registration or Transfer :
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (i.e. a landed immigrant);
- Must be 19 years of age or older;
Before you start:
Trapline Transfer and Registration forms require the physical signatures of all Transferring Trapline Owners and of the new Registered Trapline Holders. Be prepared to acquire and provide these signatures on your application.
BC Trapline Transfer Form - the current registered trapline holder(s) consent to transfer to the new trapline holder(s). This form needs to be completed by all people currently registered on the trapline. NOTE: all of the current trapline holders must sign this form in front of a witness.
BC Trapline Registration Form - all new and remaining trapline holder(s) sign to register the trapline This form needs to be completed by all people that will be registered on the trapline moving forward. NOTE: this may include some or all of the current holders as well as all new people requesting to be added to the trapline.)
This form will have to be downloaded and signed by all the relevant parties and then be scanned and uploaded in order to continue with your application.
Please review your application form carefully and ensure that all required fields have been filled out before you submit your application.
What happens after you apply
The target time frame for decision on your permit is 140 days*
*Processing time may be considerably longer if there is a required consultation process.
Receiving the application
Your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. Your payment and documents will be entered into the appropriate systems. When necessary, you will be contacted for more information.
An application will not be accepted and processed until all required information as well as payment has been received.
A decision will be made on whether to issue a permit or not after a full review of your submission.
Issuance of PermitIf your application is approved, the permit is issued and sent to you by FrontCounter BC. If your application was not approved, you will be notified.
NOTE: If you used a BCeID and a licence or permit is issued, you can download it from the Manage your Natural Resource Applications webpage by logging in using your BCeID
Tips for a successful application
Follow these tips to make the application process easier:
- Review this guide and have all the information and documents ready before you start filling out the application.
- Use a Basic, Personal or Business BCeID for your application. A BCeID is easy to get and allows you to save your application, reopen it, and check the status of your application online. Applications will automatically time-out after a certain period of inactivity if not saved.
- Contact FrontCounter BC before you begin, to help you with all natural resource applications.