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Applying to the Board

When to apply to the Board?

If the dispute is not resolved by negotiation, either party may submit an application to the Board for consideration. The application must include the supporting documentation required by the Yukon Surface Rights Board Act and the Board’s Rules of Procedure. The Guide to Making an Application to the Yukon Surface Rights Board has helpful hints on completing and filing an application.

If the Board’s Chairperson determines that the application is complete, the application is submitted to the Board for an acceptance decision.

Does the Board offer mediation?

When the Board accepts an application it will first offer mediation to the parties. If the parties agree to mediation, the Board will appoint a mediator and contribute a nominal amount, set out in its Rules, towards the cost of mediation. The parties involved in the dispute are responsible for any additional mediation costs.

If mediation is successful, the parties may choose by consensus to:

  • not involve the Board further and let their mediated settlement direct future interactions between the parties; or
  • request that the terms and conditions of a mediated settlement be made an order of the Board. The Board may make the settlement an order only if the terms and conditions of the submitted mediated settlement fall within the scope of the Board’s authority.

What if mediation is unsuccessful?

Proceed to a Hearing

Download:

Application Form and Guide to Making an Application to the Yukon Surface Rights Board

application guideGuide to Making an Application to the Yukon Surface Rights Board (pdf)

applicationFORM 1 - APPLICATION (pdf)