Letters patent for land
Some Québec government departments and bodies grants rights on public land, mainly covering the use of natural resources (for example, for farming, forestry, fishing or mining purposes). The rights are granted in the form of letters patent for land.
The Minister of Justice, as Attorney General and Registrar of Québec, is responsible for issuing the letters patent and registering them under the great seal.
To record the rights granted, the Minister keeps the
Register of Letters Patent for Land.
Using the Web pages for this public register, users can:
- view an image of all letters patent for land issued since January 1, 2009;
- request a certified copy of any letters patent for land issued since 1788.
Other documents issued under the Great Seal (letters patent [other than letters patent for land], proclamations and commissions [other than those issued to commissioners for oaths])
Great Seal of Québec