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Géoboutique Québec

Leasing Public Land

 


General information


 

Site and construction

Sites for vacation purposes offered by the Department are generally wooded and riparian. They have an average area of 4,000 m². When building, the lessee or buyer must comply with standards and regulations in force in the municipality or regional county municipality (RCM) concerned.

Fees

In addition to the random draw entry fees, entrants who are attributed a lot for lease must pay the following:

  • A $111 processing fee (GST and QST not included)
  • A $337 administration fee (GST and QST not included)
  • A $782 land development fee (GST and QST not included)
  • Surveying fees (in certain cases), if applicable
  • Development fees (in certain cases)
  • The first year’s rent

In addition to the random draw entry fees, entrants who are attributed a lot for sale must pay the following:

  • A $111 processing fee GST and QST not included)
  • A $337 administration fee (GST and QST not included)
  • A $782 land development fee (GST and QST not included)
  • The lot sale price
  • Surveying fees, if applicable
  • Notary fees to write up the sale contract
  • Registry office sale contract registration fees

All these fees must be paid, in cash or by cheque payable to the Ministre des Finances du Québec.

Every year, the lessee will receive a payment notice for the annual rent, which must be paid in a single instalment:

  • in most of financial institutions;
  • by credit card using the Internet payment service "Leasing public land" (French only);
  • by cheque payable to the Ministre des Finances du Québec ;
  • in cash.

Lease Transfer

Lease Transfer Request (in French) (PDF Format , 208Ko)

Lessees of recreational lots allocated through a random draw after October 1, 2010, may not transfer their rights in the lease for five years following the date of the first lease, unless one of the three following transfer conditions is met:

  • The lessee has constructed a building worth at least $10,000 on the rented land.
  • The building on the rented land was sold through a sale by court order, tax sale, or the exercise of a mortgage right.
  • The transfer was made in favor of the lessee’s legal or common law spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, or child, or following the lessee’s death.

Fees of $337 (GST and QST not included) are required.

Lessee right of use and obligations

The lessee who is granted a vacation lot lease may use the lot for vacation purposes only, for the lease period. This right is distinct from other public land use rights: it in no way exempts the lessee from complying with the hunting, fishing, and trapping regulations in force.

The lessee must comply with the terms and conditions of the lease and pay the annual rent as well as municipal and school taxes. The lessee must also comply with all municipal by-laws and provincial and federal laws and regulations, notably with regard to wildlife and the environment, as well as all local municipality and RCM land development standards.

Unclaimed lots for vacation purposes

Some lots for vacation purposes offered by random draw remain unclaimed. Then, this land may be offered for sale or rent to the first applicant or by another random draw. To find out more about what to do in such cases, visit the page Making a request.

Mortgage Financing

To facilitate mortgage financing of buildings on public lands, the Department made a change to its standard lease by adding a waiver clause to promote accession. By virtue of this clause, the Department recognizes the full ownership of the building by the lessee, even though the land belongs to the government.

All leases issued after November 15, 2006, contain an accession clause. If you have a lease issued prior to this date and you would like a new lease that incorporates this clause, you must contact one of the Department’s regional branch offices and pay a $337 (GST and QST not included) administrative fee. However these provisions do not apply to shelter leases.





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