The Surface Rights Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal that grants right of entry and assists landowners/occupants and operators resolve disputes about compensation when operators require access to private land or occupied crown land to develop subsurface resources such as oil, gas, and coal or to build and operate pipelines and power transmission lines.

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Copyright and Permission to Reproduce

The information on this site is produced and/or compiled by the Surface Rights Board (SRB) for the purpose of providing direct access to information about its programs and services.

Non-commercial Reproduction of Information

The information on this site may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes in whole or in part without charge or further permission from the Surface Rights Board. The SRBB requests that: 

    • users exercise due diligence to ensure the accuracy of the materials reproduced,
    • the Alberta Surface Rights Board be identified as the source of the materials, and
    • the reproduction not be presented as an official version of the SRB material, or as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Surface Rights Board.

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of material on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with the written permission of the Surface Rights Board. To obtain permission to reproduce material on this site for commercial purposes, please contact:

Surface Rights Board
1229-91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta T6X 1E9

Telephone: 780-427-2444
Fax: 780-427-5798

Third-party Materials

Some of the material found on this site may be subject to copyrights held by persons or organizations other than the Surface Rights Board. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of material may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The Surface Rights Board maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its SRB policies, procedures, programs, hearings and reviews, and decisions. Our goal is to keep the information on this website timely and accurate. However, the Surface Rights Board does not warrant or represent that the information on this site is up-to-date or otherwise entirely accurate. Any user intending to rely upon information obtained from this website is advised to contact the Surface Rights Board to confirm the accuracy and currency of the information.

Unless otherwise indicated, the information is general in nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any individual. In particular, the information on this website is not professional or legal advice and should not be taken as a substitute for such advice. Individuals in need of specific legal or professional advice should consult a qualified professional.

Some information on this website has been provided by third parties, and in some cases the information on the website is only an excerpt or summary, or is otherwise derived from the information originally provided to the Surface Rights Board. The Surface Rights is not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of third-party information or any board material derived from third-party information.

This website contains links to other internet sites. The Surface Rights Board is not responsible for the content of the material on external sites, nor is it liable to the user for any consequences resulting from the user linking or attempting to link to external sites.

Privacy Statement

The Surface Rights Board is committed to providing our visitors with a web site that respects their privacy. We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or address. This information is only obtained if you supply it knowingly and voluntarily, usually through contacting us via phone or email or via the site on our submit application section. However, any correspondence or emails provided to the board may automatically become part of a public record. Should you have any questions concerning the board’s policy, please contact the Surface Rights Board at 780-427-2444.

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