To modernize its processes and improve timeliness of decisions, we have launched the Surface Rights E-Filing Portal.

Highlights include:

  • fast, easy to navigate, and user-friendly
  • clear design with a client-focused layout and customized dashboard
  • safe, secure, and backed by the Government of Alberta
  • streamlines the repeat application submission process

Future upgrades

  • On-demand’ status updates that allows users to view the status of applications. This feature is expected to be available December 15, 2020.
  • Automates acknowledgment of applications upon submission. This feature is expected to be available April 2021.


Step1. Register for MADI or MADI-B account

Go to Surface Rights E-Filing Portal. The sign up links for each type of MADI account are located on the portal home page.

Step 2. Access the portal

Once your MADI account is set up, sign in to the Surface Rights E-Filing Portal with your new account login information.

Other information

  • We will continue to accept applications in-person, fax, email or by regular mail.
  • The portal currently only accepts rental recovery applications. Other Surface Rights Board application types can be submitted using the options mentioned above.


Connect with the Surface Rights Board:

Phone: 780-427-2444
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-5798
Email: [email protected]

1229 91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6X 1E9