Crown Land Pricing Zones - Utilities

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Lands
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Rent calculation for the use of Crown land for utilities purposes is based on zonal land values. There are currently 7 zones covering the province. The dataset outlines the boundaries for these zones.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


Each zone has an associated land value per hectare. These land values are used to calculate the amount of rent to be charged for the use of Crown land.

Contact Information

NameAmanda Malthus (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameCameron Bezanson (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-12-13
Record Last Modified 2020-11-03
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: UTIL_PR_ZN
Comments: Utility Pricing Zones is a polygon dataset that represents zones with corresponding pricing rates, used to determine fees for the use of Crown Land for utility development. Rates are provided for 2007 and 2011.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CLP_UPZ_SYSIS UPZ_SYSID NUMBER 10 CUPZ_SYSID is a system generated unique identification number
ZONE ZONE VARCHAR2 5 ZONE is the character identifier assigned to each area in the province, e.g., A.
ZONE_DESCRIPTION ZONE_DESC VARCHAR2 50 ZONE_DESCRIPTION is the description of the utility pricing zone, e.g., Kootenay.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.