Most ALR applications are processed through local government (i.e. TNRD) and then, if approved, they are sent onto the Commission. See the FAQ Sheet below for the process and more information.
The ALR is a Provincial “zone” administered by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) with the purpose of protecting and prioritizing agricultural land use. Specific applications are required to undertake non-farm land use, subdivide, exclude, increase density, etc. on lands within the ALR. The ALC or “Commission” is an independent tribunal charged with preserving B.C.'s agricultural land. See our one-page FAQ sheet for more information:
Also, go to the ALC’s website for a comprehensive range of background, history, ALR regulation, forms, etc.