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.
View available school trust land tracts, minimum bid amounts, county auction details, and more.
Submit information online to obtain easements, surface damage agreements, and other permits.
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Upcoming Oil & Gas Lease Auction Nomination Deadline
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 08:00 am - Friday, June 16, 2023 at 05:00 pmCategories: Minerals
The next online EnergyNet oil & gas lease auction will run from August 1 - August 8, 2023.
The nomination deadline is June 16, 2023.
June 29, 2023 Regular Land Board Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 09:00 am - 11:00 amCategories: Land Board
The Board of University & School Lands will meet for the regular June meeting at 9:00 AM in the Governor's Conference Room and via Microsoft Teams. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
Agenda Materials to be provided upon availability.
Microsoft Teams meeting
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Or call in (audio only)
Phone Conference ID: 906 593 882#
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Department of Trust Lands Permanent Trusts and Funds Value and Distributions
At the Board of University & School Lands regular April meeting the Department of Trust Lands (DTL) presented an overview of the trusts and funds they manage, including the upcoming 2023-2025 distributions to our beneficiaries, to showcase the contribution these distributions make towards the beneficiaries' budgetary needs.
Spring 2023 Surface Lease Auction Results
The Department of Trust Lands on behalf of the Board of University and School Lands completed spring surface lease auctions in March.
2023 Spring Surface Lease Auction Results
Unleased Tracts Available for Lease
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF ND EDUCATION THROUGH LEASING OF SCHOOL TRUST LANDS.
2023 County Rents and Prices Survey Available Now
The Most Recent Survey - 2023 County Rents and Prices Survey
Last Year's Survey - 2022 County Rents and Prices Survey
Past Surveys can be found under the Resources tab.
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...
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...
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.