Landowners and property managers

You need to be aware of Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) hazards if:

  • you own or manage property that could have old military munitions on or under the ground or in the water or
  • the property was once used for military purposes (a “legacy site”) but is now owned by another government organization or a private owner.

Property owners and managers must ensure that everyone who enters the property is aware of the UXO hazard and what action to take. Not doing so can be costly and dangerous.

If you are responsible for a site that could contain UXO, it is important that you contact us early in the planning and permit phases of any development, construction or other work on the site. We will assist by determining the potential risk and advising on immediate risk mitigation activities to ensure human health and safety.

If your property is used for recreational purposes, consult our tips about living near a UXO site.

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