How to Apply for Mineral Location License In Uganda

Apply for Mineral Location License In Uganda By Yourself

  1. The Act provides that anyone looking to carry out mining or prospecting on a small scale must apply for an Location License.
  2. The application for the mining Location License should be made to the Commissioner using the format prescribed.Visit their website by clicking the next link
  3. As per the Mining Regulations, 2004, Section 23(1)(a) A request for the granting of a location license pursuant to subsection 56(1) of the Act is to be submitted to the Commissioner on Formula V (for Classes V and VII location licenses) and Form IV (for any other classes apart from Class V or VII) as specified in the Regulations.
  4. Visit the office and get an application for a mining location permit from the department in question.
  5. Ask the staff at the office regarding the documents that should be included along with the completed application form. Fill out the application as needed with the relevant information and specifics.
  6. After filling out the form in relation to the requirement to apply, attach the necessary documents along with the completed application form.
  7. Pay the fees prompted according to the requirements. Once you have paid the application form and the documents you have attached will be further processed for different verification processes and verification.
  8. The Commissioner approves the mining Location License pursuant to the provisions of Section 57(1). In accordance with The Mining Regulations, 2004 Section 23(3) The approval of a mining site license is to be made in form XXI as specified in the Regulations.
  9. Section 59(1) sets the term of the mining location license that is not more than two years. The renewals are with a duration not exceeding 2 years in only a single time.
  10. When all the procedures are completed and the required documents are completed After that, your application will be deemed approved and mining location licenses will be issued following an advance notice.

Required Documents For Apply for Mineral Location License

  • The application form must be filled in accurately and be sent in writing to Atomic council under ministry of mineral and energy development.
  • An official copy of the company Registration certificate, or Certificate of Incorporation
  • A letter acknowledging appointment of the person applying (consultant) will be required.
  • Prospecting report endorsed in the Department of Geological Surveys or an original prospecting waiver.
  • Surveyed coordinates, outline plan, and area applied to obtain a Mineral location permit.
  • An archeological clearance document from Department of National Museum, Monuments and Art Gallery is required .
  • Removal from Department of Wildlife and National Parks in the event that the area is located within the national game reserve or park
  • A detailed feasibility report that outlines the proposed mineral’s location and the time needed to explore the mineral.

Office Locations and Contacts

Atomic Energy Council:
Plot 40,Bukoto Street
P.O. Box 7044, Kampala-Uganda.
Phone:+256-414-696-333/5(toll free)
Website: link/
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Amber House, Lot 29/33 Kampala Road
P.O.B Kampala, Uganda
Telephone:+256 414 344 414
Fax 1 +256 414 234 732.
Fax 2 +256 414 230 220


  • Small scale mining companies can apply to apply for a mineral location license.


  • The fee for a License required to obtain a Mineral Location License is USh. 2,598,536.


  • The period of validity required for Mineral Location Licenses typically is two years.

Processing Time

  • The processing time maximum to process a Mineral Location License takes close to 5 days .


  • The section 60 in the Act gives those who hold the Location License holder the exclusive right to prospect and mine in the region that is a part of the License and also to remove and remove the mineral in relation to the license.

The Information You Need

  • Applicant particulars
  • Consultant particulars
  • Mining company particulars
  • Mining site detail (size, location)
  • The mineral which is planned to be extracted

The Document is required

  • This document is open to anyone who wishes to conduct small-scale prospecting and mining authorized by the commissioner of minerals.

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