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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

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 08:00 am - Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 05:00 pm

Categories: Minerals

The next online EnergyNet oil & gas lease auction will run from March 7 - March 14, 2023. 

The nomination deadline is January 20, 2023.

Tract Nomination Form


February 23, 2023 Regular Land Board Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Categories: Land Board

The Board of University & School Lands will meet for their regular meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 9:00 AM in the Governor's Conference Room and via Microsoft Teams. 

Agenda materials will be provided upon availability. 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 701-328-0950,,452722016#

Phone Conference ID: 452 722 016#


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Spring 2023 Surface Lease Auctions

The Department of Trust Lands on behalf of the Board of University and School Lands will conduct spring surface lease auctions in late March.

The Department will post the schedule and list of tracts to be offered on our website and in the official county newspapers where auctions will be held. 

2022 Fall Surface Lease Auction Results


February 1 is National Unclaimed Property Day

NEWS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unclaimed Property Day is back to return money to citizens of North Dakota

Search for your cash at unclaimedproperty.nd.gov

BISMARCK, N.D. (JAN. 31, 2023) – Nearly 33 million people in the United States – 1 in every 10 – has what the industry calls unclaimed property: financial accounts or items of value in which the owner has not initiated any activity for a number of years. When that happens, and the company cannot locate the owner, the money or properties are submitted to the state. Common examples include unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, and uncashed checks...

Full Press Release


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.

2023 County Rents and Prices Survey is estimated to be available by April, 2023.


Employment Opportunites with DTL

The Department of Trust Lands has the following career opportunities available: 

Career Title Agency Career Location Closing Date
Investment Operations Officer Trust Lands Bismarck 02/20/2023

North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project – Part II

North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project - Part II

BISMARCK, N.D. (DEC. 19, 2022) The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today announced full completion of the Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project, which in total returned a net of approximately $130 million to North Dakota private mineral owners and oil and gas operators...

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North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project – Part I

North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project - Part I

BISMARCK, N.D. (OCT. 4, 2022) – The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today announced the successful completion of Part I of the River Acreage Adjustment Project, which returned a net of approximately $120 million to North Dakota private mineral owners and oil and gas operators….


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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