Development of Crown property and the correct procedure to obtain permission to use, lease or buy Crown lands for Sale in St. Lucia is as follows:
Step One: Complete a Crown Lands Application form. The form can be collected from the Crown Lands Office, First Floor, Greene Building, Barnard Hill.
Step Two: Submit the completed application form along with a copy of a nationally issued photo-document (e.g. National Identification, Driver’s License, Passport). Ensure that the postal address and telephone information provided on the completed form is correct and current.
Step Three: Crown Lands Office acknowledges receipt of the application and a response describing the investigation process is sent to the Applicant at the postal address provided on the completed application form.
Step Four: Crown Lands Office investigates the submitted application, which involves a site visit to determine the suitability of the application; getting feedback and input from relevant Government and non-Governmental agencies (e.g.: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-Operatives, Development Control Authority); review of all proposed development plans to see whether the proposed application is consistent and well-matched with government’s policy and development plans for the area.
Step Five: The Applicant is informed of the approval or non-approval of the application, in the instances where: an application is not approved, the reasons for non-approval are provided; or an application is approved, the conditions of approval are provided and the Applicant is given an opportunity to accept or reject in writing within a given time-frame, the proposed conditions of approval.
The public is advised that a person must get permission to use Crown lands before building, occupying or clearing the lands for: building of canteens, shops, caravans, bars and any other buildings; building of houses, churches or any other buildings; putting up of signs/advertisements, cell towers, billboards, notices; placement of tents for crusades, sporting activities or any other activities; planting and clearing of land for agriculture; building of jetties; construction of roads, footpaths, drains; removal of sand from beaches and rivers; use of the Queen’s Chain; and another use or purpose.
For further information, kindly contact the Crown Lands Office at Greene Building, Barnard Hill, Castries, or National Insurance Building, Vieux Fort or 468-4478 or 454-6874. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives thanks the public in advance for their continued co-operation.