Land and Property Rights Tribunal

A quasi-judicial tribunal that makes decisions about land use planning, development, right of entry, compensation and assessment matters.


The Land and Property Rights Tribunal was established under the Land and Property Rights Tribunal Act in 2021.

The Tribunal delivers fair, well-reasoned decisions and recommendations on a variety of matters, including:

  • designated industrial property assessment
  • commercial and multi-residential property assessment
  • subdivision
  • development
  • annexations

The Tribunal grants right of entry and resolves compensation disputes involving expropriation, unpaid surface leases, or when operators require access to private land or occupied Crown land for the purposes of developing subsurface resources.

The Tribunal also provides parties with a dispute resolution process to help resolve their disputes prior to a formal hearing.

Finally, the Tribunal supports municipalities by providing certification training for board members and clerks of Assessment Review Boards and Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards across Alberta.

In focus

Learn about surface rights matters that include applications, proceedings, forms and resources, decisions and operator notices.

Learn about Designated Industrial Property assessment and Composite Assessment Review Boards.

Learn about annexations, subdivision and development and how to submit a planning appeal.

Processes involved when government or another authority determine if expropriation is fair, sound and reasonably necessary.


June 2021

The Land Compensation Board (LCB), Municipal Government Board (MGB), New Home Buyer Protection Board (NHBPB), and Surface Rights Board (SRB) were amalgamated into the Land and Property Rights Tribunal (LPRT) on June 2, 2021 pursuant to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal Act.

This legislation was introduced under Bill 48, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act. Bill 48 received royal assent on December 9, 2020.

Read more about the amalgamation on the Land and Property Rights Tribunal – Fact Sheet.