Friday, June 21, 2024 at 01:00 am

Career TitleAgencyCareer LocationClosing Date
Administrative AssistantTrust LandsBismarck07/07/2024
Field Inspector Part TimeTrust LandsBeach, Beulah, Bismarck, Crosby, Dickinson, Harvey, Killdeer, Medora, Minot, New Town, Northwest, Stanley, Tioga, Watford City, Williston07/11/2024

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 04:50 pm

The following Minerals Management Division fees have been changed or eliminated as follows:

Minerals Management Division Fee                                Amount/Per
Oil & Gas Lease Nomination Fee                                         $0.00    
Oil & Gas Lease Application Fee (upon winning lease)       $50.00/tract
Oil & Gas Lease Assignment Fee                                         $0.00    
Oil & Gas Lease Extension/Amendment Application Fee    $1,000.00/lease
Oil & Gas Lease Shut-in Application Fee                             $100.00/lease
Coal Lease Assignment Fee                                                 $0.00    
Coal Lease Amendment, Renewal Request Fee                   $0.00    

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 01:40 pm

The Most Recent Survey - 2024 County Rents and Prices Survey

Last Year's Survey - 2023 County Rents and Prices Survey

Past Surveys can be found under the Resources tab.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 03:00 pm

The most recent Department of Trust Lands' Biennial Report is now available! - 2021-2023 Biennial Report

To view the Department's historical reports please visit Resources - Biennial Reports.


Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 08:00 am

Watch the Red Tape Reduction video here

Public input is now being accepted for the second round of Gov. Doug Burgum’s Red Tape Reduction initiative aimed at eliminating unnecessary and outdated regulations, rules, policies and procedures to make government more efficient and effective and help lower costs for taxpayers, Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller announced today.

Help reduce State red tape and submit your suggestions here - Red Tape Reduction Working Group | North Dakota Office of the Governor (


Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Nearly $500M to be distributed to K-12 from Common Schools Trust Fund this biennium, easing pressure on property taxes and state’s general fund

BISMARCK, N.D. (JULY 27, 2023) –The state of North Dakota collected a record $522.5 million in oil and gas royalties paid on state-owned mineral acres during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, according to information presented today to the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board). This is on top of a previous record of $457 million in fiscal year 2021-22...

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Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 01:00 pm

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.

DTL 2023-2025 Trusts and Funds Summary

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 12:15 pm

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


Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 09:42 am


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

Search for your cash at

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...

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