Board of University and School Lands


The management of school trust lands in North Dakota is entrusted to the ND Department of Trust Lands, under the direction of the Board of University of School Lands.

The Board was given this authority in 1889 by the North Dakota Constitution. The Board meets monthly, unless there is insufficient business to require a meeting or Board members schedules require a change in meeting dates.  The regular meeting day is the last Thursday of the month, however, Board members' schedules may sometimes require changes in meeting dates.

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Full Notice of Intent to Adopt and Amend Administrative Rules

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 08:00 am - Monday, November 8, 2021 at 05:00 pm

Categories: Land Board


TAKE NOTICE the Department of Trust Lands, on behalf of the Board of University and School Lands, will hold a public hearing to address adoption, repeal, and amendment to rules contained in N.D. Admin. Code Title 85, at 10:00 a.m. CT, on October 26, 2021, at the Fort Totten Room, North Dakota State Capitol, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota…   

The proposed rules may be reviewed at the office of the Department of Trust Lands, 1707 North 9th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501, or online at the web address:  A copy of the proposed rules and/or regulatory analysis may be requested by writing the above address, emailing, or by calling (701) 328-1918. Written or oral comments on the proposed rules sent to the above address, email address, or telephone number and received by November 8, 2021, will be fully considered.


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Land Board September 30, 2021 9:00 AM

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Categories: Land Board

The regular meeting of the Land Board will be held in the Governor's Conference Room and Via Microsoft Teams.  All those who wish to attend through Microsoft Teams may join via the link provided below.

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Board Meetings

In accordance with NDCC 15-01-03, the Board of University and School Lands schedules meetings for the last Thursday of each month. In the event a quorum (three of the five members) is not available, or there is not sufficient business to warrant calling a meeting, regularly scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled. 

The Secretary of State is the repository for notices of public meetings of state agencies.  By visiting the North Dakota Public Meeting Notices website, you can browse scheduled meetings for all governing bodies of state agencies, boards, and commissions; subscribe to receive email notifications and RSS feeds of meetings; add meetings to your calendar; and map the location of the meetings.