Public Lands Administration Regulation

The Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) allows government to ensure activities on public land are sustainable.


Important: Client ID Update

A client ID is required to hold a disposition, authorization, or approval on Crown land. Applicants who need to request a client ID or existing disposition holders who need to update their contact information must complete the Client ID Application/Amendment form and submit to [email protected].


The Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) was passed on August 25, 2011, and was implemented on September 12, 2011. PLAR was updated in 2017.

Updates to legislation occurs at times and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure you are referencing the most current piece of legislation.

Master schedule of standards and conditions (MSSC)

The MSSC lists standards and conditions that apply to dispositions for public lands issued under the Public Lands Act.

Purpose of the PLAR Tables A1 and A2

The Government of Alberta (GoA) and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) manage the use of public lands. Table A1 lists purposes and activities administered by the GoA. Table A2 lists purposes and activities administered by the AER.

The tables:

  • list the acceptable purposes and activities that may occur on public land under the Public Lands Act
  • define each purpose and activity and identity their associated disposition type
  • provide requirements of what is needed to submit an application

These tables are updated periodically and should be consulted frequently.

Sustainable use of land

PLAR allows government to ensure the sustainability of public land. It does not apply to private land. For more information:


Government of Alberta

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 310-LAND (5263) (in Alberta)
Toll free: 1-833-310-5689
Email: [email protected]

5th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza
9915 108 Street, NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G8
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AER Customer Contact Centre

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-297-8311
Toll free: 1-855-297-8311 (in Alberta)
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: [email protected]

Alberta Energy Regulator, Head Office
Suite 1000, 250 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
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