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How-To Guide

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Emile Fontenot
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How to Nominate a Tract of Land for State or State Agency Mineral Lease

The basic procedures for nominating a tract of land for stateAdobe Acrobat (PDF) or state agencyAdobe Acrobat (PDF) mineral lease are set forth below. For comprehensive requirements, please refer to the Leasing Manual.

Basic Procedures for Submitting Nominations by Mail or by Hand

  1. Register with the Office of Mineral Resources by submitting a completed Registration Form.
  2. Check the official State Mineral Board Schedule to select the State Mineral Lease Sale for which you want to nominate the tract and confirm the mineral lease application deadline for the selected sale.
  3. Determine which category (for additional information on determining category, refer to the Leasing Manual) the tract falls under and comply with any special category requirements.
  4. Check the nomination procedures and restrictions (for additional information on restrictions and procedures, refer to the Leasing Manual) and prepare a Nomination Packet that includes the following:
    1. Letter of ApplicationAdobe Acrobat (PDF) (paper only)
    2. Written Property Description (paper and Word file)
    3. Plat (paper and PDF)
    4. DXF File (if applicable)
    5. Nomination CDROM (Written Property Description, Plat, and DXF)
    6. Category Documentation (if applicable)
    7. Title Documentation (if applicable)
    8. $400.00 Nomination Fee Payment
  5. Submit the Nomination Packet by the mineral lease application deadline published in the official State Mineral Board Schedule to the Office of Mineral Resources, Attention:  Leasing Section, 617 North Third Street, 8th Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. Staff will process the Nomination Packet for the State Mineral Lease Sale at which the tract will be up for bid.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR ATCHAFALAYA BASIN NOMINATIONS

Any party seeking to nominate state acreage or acreage belonging to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries within the boundaries of the Atchafalaya Basin area shall not nominate tracts which include acreage both within and outside of the Atchafalaya Basin but shall limit nominations to tracts either wholly within or wholly outside of the Atchafalaya Basin area.

 


Basic Procedures for Submitting Nominations Online

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  1. Register with the Office of Mineral Resources if you have not already done so by submitting a completed Registration FormAdobe Acrobat (PDF). You must register once a year by January 31.
  2. Check the official State Mineral Board Schedule to select the State Mineral Lease Sale for which you want to nominate the tract and confirm the mineral lease application deadline for the selected sale.
  3. Determine which category (for additional information on determining category, refer to the Leasing Manual) the tract falls under and comply with any special category requirements.
  4. Check the nomination procedures and restrictions (for additional information on restrictions and procedures, refer to the Leasing Manual) and prepare your Nomination Packet, attaching the following:
    1. Letter of ApplicationAdobe Acrobat (PDF)
    2. Written Property Description
    3. Plat
    4. DXF File
    5. Category Documentation
    6. Title Documentation (if applicable)
  5. Submit the Nomination and attachments, as well as your $400 payment, electronically by the mineral lease application deadline published in the official State Mineral Board Schedule. Click here to submit your nominations, attachments and payment electronically.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR ATCHAFALAYA BASIN NOMINATIONS

Any party seeking to nominate state acreage or acreage belonging to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries within the boundaries of the Atchafalaya Basin area shall not nominate tracts which include acreage both within and outside of the Atchafalaya Basin but shall limit nominations to tracts either wholly within or wholly outside of the Atchafalaya Basin area.

 

After reading procedures, click here to proceed directly to online nomination system.