The Commissioner of Crown Lands exercises rights of ownership and has statutory responsibility for Crown land held under the Land Act 1948.

This includes:

  • being the landlord for Crown pastoral and other lessees
  • consenting to activities on Crown land.

The Commissioner of Crown Lands:

  • oversees the Crown pastoral tenure review process 
  • has responsibilities under other Acts, including Treaty settlement legislation
  • advises the Minister for Land Information on Crown land matters.

More information

Guidance on purchasing Crown land, including iwi Right of First Refusal, and how to apply to use Crown land - Crown property.