Minister's Required Fees

Policy: G.A. 301-9

Date Issued: March 25, 2011

Policy

Effective December 18, 1997 all fees prescribed under the Mining Act were amended to Minister's Required Fees.

Mining Act

Section 6 Chapter 40 Statutes of Ontario, 1997 amended the Mining Act by adding the following section after the word Fees:

177.1 The Minister may set the amount of any fee required to be paid to the Minister, the Ministry, the commissioner or a recorder under this Act.

Section 7 Chapter 40 Statutes of Ontario, 1997 replaced the words prescribed fee in the Act with required fee.

Fees

The following table lists the Minister's Required Fees and information about which tax is charged.

HST = Harmonized Sales Tax 13% comprised of:

Please ensure that your cheque is payable to the Minister of Finance.

Description of Fees Fee Tax
1. For inspecting a document filed with a recorder under section 8 of the Mining Act no charge no tax
2. For a prospector's licence, under subsection 19(1), or a renewal of prospector's licence under subsection 21(1) $25.50 no tax
3. For a substituted prospector's licence, under clause 22(1)(b) $5.10 no tax
4i. For recording a ground staked mining claim under section 44 of the Act or for filing an application to record a mining claim under subsection 46(2) of the Act:
4i. a) For each claim composed of one unit of 16 hectares or less $20.40 no tax
4i. b) For each claim composed of more than one but less than seven 16-hectare units $40.80 no tax
4i. c) For claim composed of seven or more 16-hectare units $61.20 no tax
4ii. For recording a unit of Map staked mining claim under section 44 of the Act or for filing an application to record a mining claim under subsections 46(2) or the Act $30.00 no tax
5. The fees under subsection 47(1) for metal tags to be used in staking out claims are as follows:
5. a) For each set of four corner post tags $2.04 HST
5. b) For each duplicate corner post tag $2.04 HST
5. c) For each line post tag $1.00 HST
6. For recording a dispute under subsection 48(1), per claim $51.00 no tax
7. For filing a notice of re-staking under subsection 48(8.1), per claim $10.20 no tax
8. For recording an order of the Commissioner or an order in an appeal from the Commissioner, under subsections 64(1), 114(1) and 196(2), per order $10.20 no tax
9. For recording a certificate of a pending proceeding under subsection 64(2), per claim. $10.20 no tax
10. For filing a notice of abandonment or partial abandonment under section 70, per claim $10.20 no tax
11. For recording a recorder's order under subsection 73(2), extending the time for performing and filing a report of assessment work, per claim $13.50 no tax
12. a) For submitting an application for a lease, under clause 81(2)(d):

application fee, per lease

plus fee for each 16-hectare unit of land of $4400 less the dollar value of assessment work recorded to date
$75.00 no tax
12. b) For submitting an application for a lease of surface rights only, under section 84 of the Mining Act, per lease. $75.00 no tax
13. For consenting to the transfer of a mining lease or licence of occupation or any interest in a lease or licence, under subsections 41(5), 81(14), 84(6), per lease or licence $65.00 HST
14. For approving the renewal of a mining lease or licence of occupation under subsections 81(6), 82(4), 84(6) per lease or licence $75.00 no tax
15. For submitting an application to exchange a lease for replacement leases under subsection 83(1), per replacement lease $255.00 no tax
16. For an inspection of mining claims proposed to be included in a perimeter survey under subsection 95(7), per claim $51.00 no tax
17. For a certificate of a recorder's decision, under subsection 110(4) $5.10 no tax
18. For a certified copy of an order or judgment of the Commissioner, under section 131 $5.10 HST
19. For appealing a requirement, order or declaration of a Director of Mine Rehabilitation, under section 152 $51.00 no tax
20. For appealing a decision of the Commissioner under Part VII of the Act to the Minister $51.00 no tax
21. For an application for lease of surface rights under subsection 84(2), per lease $75.00 no tax
22. For issuing or validating an unpatented mining claim, licence of occupation, lease, or patent under subsection 176(3) $765.00 no tax
23. For submitting an application for an order of the Commissioner requiring a co-owner to pay the owner's share of rents or expenditures or mining land tax., under subsection 181( 8) or 196(2) $51.00 no tax
24. For filing a notice of intention to retain an interest in mining lands in the form of unpatented mining claims, under subsection 183(2), per claim $51.00 no tax
25. For an order of the Minister under section 185 of the Act revoking, cancelling or annulling the forfeiture of any mining lands or mining rights or the termination of a lease or relieving from forfeiture any mining claims, per application $765.00 no tax
26. For filing a transfer of the whole of or any interest in a mining claim, under section 59 $13.00 no tax
27. For filing an agreement, power of attorney, writ of execution or any other instrument affecting a recorded claim, right or interest under subsection 60(1), per claim $10.20 no tax
28. For a copy of a document or record obtained from the recorder's office, per page $1.02 PST
29. For a certified copy of a document, record, or inspection report obtained from the recorder's office, per page $2.04 HST
30. For an abstract of entries in a record respecting a mining claim $1.02 PST
31. For a certified abstract of entries in a record respecting a mining claim $2.04 HST
32. For an affidavit sworn in the recorder's office, under subsection 4(6) or section 13 $5.10 no tax

Mining Lands Reading Room

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