Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands.

Use this website to see how we impact the funding of North Dakota schools, find upcoming Trust Land auctions, download or submit official forms, and search for unclaimed property. 


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Upcoming Oil & Gas Lease Auction Nomination Deadline

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 08:00 am - Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 05:00 pm

Categories: Minerals

The next online oil & gas lease auction will run from July 26-August 2, 2022. 


List of tracts to be auctioned

July 25th, 2022 Land Board Meeting

Monday, July 25, 2022 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Categories: Land Board

The Board of University & School Lands will hold their next regular meeting on Monday July 25, 2022 at 9:00 AM in the Governor's Conference room and via Microsoft Teams.

Agenda Materials will be provided upon availability

Microsoft Teams meeting information:

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 701-328-0950,,591827641#   United States, Fargo

Phone Conference ID: 591 827 641#

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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Trust Lands' Employment Opportunities: 

Paralegal - Accepting applications through July 10, 2022

New position for the Department! - Account Budget Specialist - Accepting applications through July 20, 2022

All TeamND Career Openings

Summer Field Work

The summer field work season is upon us!  To ensure you are able to get in touch with the proper surface division staff member it is beneficial to call ahead. We look forward to seeing you.

Staff Directory



Surface Tracts Available for Lease

The Department of Trust Lands on behalf of the Board of University & School Lands will conducted surface lease auctions the last two weeks in March of 2022.  Please click the link below for a list of the unleased tracts that are now available on a first come first served basis.

2022 Unleased Tracts Memorandum

2022 County Rents and Prices Survey Available Now

The Most Recent Survey - 2022 County Rents and Prices Survey

Last Year's Survey - 2021 County Rents and Prices Survey

Past Surveys can be found under the Resources tab.

2019 - 2021 Biennial Report

The most recent Department of Trust Lands' Biennial Report - 2019 - 2021 Biennial Report

For the Department's historical reports please visit https://www.land.nd.gov/resources/biennial-reports.


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