Regional Offices

To provide the most effective land management possible at the local level, the department’s services are decentralized. Regional lands offices are located in Inuvik, Norman Wells, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Yellowknife and Fort Smith.

Regional offices are responsible for local land management and administration, and will ensure compliance with applicable land acts and regulations. These offices will:

  • investigate potential unauthorized uses or development
  • investigate hazardous materials and spills
  • conduct inspections required for land use permits
  • investigate and inspect abandoned waste sites
  • investigate development permit violations
  • issue trespass notices
  • collect security
  • issue and administer lease contracts and related documents
  • collect revenue
  • issue quarry permits 
  • carry out inspections on mineral claims