Mining Land Policies

The ministry is in the process of reviewing and updating its policies to reflect recent changes to the Mining Act as they relate to the implementation of online mining claim registration and an electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Until further notice, visitors should consider this content to be in transition and subject to modifications.

These policies are being reviewed and updated to reflect the recent changes to the Mining Act. As the policies are finalized, they will be posted here. Please check back regularly or contact the Provincial Recording Office for assistance.

This site contains the Mining Lands Administrative Policies. These policies are developed to aid clients on implementation of relevant Mining Act provisions and Regulations.

Note: Policies can change on a frequent basis. For the most current version, check with a provincial mining recorder.

Under subsection 35(2) of Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Ministry is required to make these policies available for public viewing in a reading room or designated office. The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines has chosen the Internet as the reading room that can reach the widest group of its clients.