The Lands Department, through the
Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture, advises the general
public that in Pursuant to Section 2 of the National Lands Act,
National Land includes the seabed and the 66 feet reserve, which
may include riparian forests, beaches, littoral forests and shoals.
Therefore, occupation within the above mentioned spaces without
permission from the Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture
constitutes an offense of unlawful occupation of National Land.
The general public is advised that Groynes, over the water
structures such as; piers or wharfs, and any use of the seabed and the 66 feet reserve is illegal and requires permission from the
Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Kindly be advised that the application for the use of reserves that
include mangrove also requires clearance from the Department of
Environment and a mangrove alteration permit through the Forest
The general public is informed that there is an official process for
obtaining permission to utilize the seabed or 66 feet reserve in
Belize, and takes this opportunity to invite the general public to
visit the Lands and Surveys Department Headquarters in Belmopan for more information.
From the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys