Coal Royalty Rates

The royalty rate for Crown-owned Subbituminous (Plains) coal is:

    $0.55/tonne

The royalty rate for Crown-owned Bituminous (Mountain/Foothills) coal is:

    Before mine payout: 1% of mine mouth revenue
    After mine payout: 1% of mine mouth revenue plus 13% of net revenue

Forms for reporting Crown coal royalties are available on this site.

For further details, please refer to:

The Coal Royalty Regulations (link to Queen's Printer website)

The Coal Royalty Guidelines (Adobe/pdf format. 3.14 Megabytes)

If you prefer a print copy of the Guidelines or any forms, please contact Coal and Mineral Development, Alberta Department of Energy.