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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Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pmCategories: Land Board
The Board of University & School Lands will meet for the next regular meeting on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 at 9:00 AM in the Governor's Conference Room. The meeting may also be attended via Microsoft Teams.
Agenda Materials to be provided upon availability.
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Or call in (audio only)
+1 701-328-0950,,975588041# United States, Fargo
Phone Conference ID: 975 588 041#
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 08:00 am - Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 05:00 pmCategories: Minerals
The next online oil & gas lease auction will run from October 25 - November 1, 2022.
The nomination deadline is September 9, 2022.
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Fall surface lease auctions will be held in October of 2022. Department staff are working to finalize auction dates. Once the schedule and list of available tracts are finalized they will be posted here on our website and in the official county newspapers corresponding with the auction sites.
All are welcome to attend the public auctions. You must be 18 years of age or older to bid.
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.
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.
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.