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The ALR is BC’s provincial zone that preserves agricultural land for the future. The ALC is the administrative tribunal that adjudicates applications in the ALR while prioritizing and protecting the ALR land base and its use for agriculture. 

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  • Housing in the ALR

    Questions about housing in the ALR? 

    – Building a new residence? 
    – Replacing a residence? 
    – Additional residence? 
    – Do I need an Application or Notice of Intent?

  • Vertical Farming

    Controlled Environment Structures are farm uses subject to soil and fill rules and local government bylaws.

    Order in Council (on 08/31/22)

    BC Government News Release

    Read the ALR Fill Placement Rules

  • Flood Inquiries — Applications

    Contact the ALC Flood Response Line at 604-828-4242 or ALC Contacts for your region with questions about whether an application is required to replace/improve flood damaged infrastructure or residences.

  • COVID-19 — Applications

    Please note that given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, the information in this statement is subject to change.