Easy for clients to apply online with FrontCounter BC

Economy, Families Monday, July 18, 2011 9:00 AM

VICTORIA - Clients in the natural resource sector will now find it even easier to apply for provincial permits, authorizations and licences with upgraded online service through FrontCounter BC.

Clients can now apply online for two new authorizations: Water Licence Transfer, and Water Licence Name Change. When property with associated a Crown water licence is purchased and a new Land Title Certificate has been issued, the new owner or their agent is required to apply for a Water Licence Transfer for the water licence to be registered in the correct name. This can now be done online - saving a trip to a FrontCounter BC or Service BC office.

In addition, clients no longer require a BCeID to apply online through FrontCounter BC. This latest enhancement makes it even easier to start an application. A BCeID, a secure e-password, is now only required for clients wanting to save or track their applications.

FrontCounter BC is a single-window service for clients of the natural resource sector. Virtual FrontCounter BC enables clients to apply for Crown land and water authorizations online and to pay any applicable fees.

Quick Facts:

  • FrontCounter BC offers more than 130 natural resource-related permits and authorizations at each location.
  • FrontCounter BC provides services on behalf of 16 additional partner agencies.
  • Since January 1, 2005 over 38,000 authorizations have been processed.
  • The FrontCounter BC call centre handles more than 21,400 inquiries annually.

Learn More:

FrontCounter BC: http://www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca/

BCeID: https://www.bceid.ca/

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: http://www.gov.bc.ca/for/index.html


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Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
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