Minerals and Mining Program
Exploration Permit Forms
The following forms/applications are available for either downloading or completion online, or both:
- Downloadable forms are available in a PDF format and may be printed out and completed by hand.
- *Online forms are available in a PDF format and provide you either one or more of the following options
- complete the form online and then print and mail the form, or
- complete the form online and submit the form electronically
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*In order to complete an online PDF form you need to have Acrobat Reader version 5.05 or higher installed on your computer. You can check the version by starting Acrobat Reader, selecting "Help" from the menu bar and then selecting "About Acrobat Reader" -- your version of Acrobat Reader will be shown near the top of the opened window. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed, you can download the free Acrobat Reader plug-in.
For assistance in completing the exploration permit application forms, please contact Eric Holm or call (605) 773-4201.