Rights-of-Way and special access requests can be submitted by acquisition professionals, federal or state agencies, political subdivisions, survey/engineering companies, universities, or other groups and individuals for temporary or permanent rights. Early first contact, application completion, and requested document submission are essential for timely processing. Access requests typically move through the process more quickly as less items are generally required. It is imperative that all proposed projects are thoroughly evaluated and completed in such a manner that benefits the Trusts while preserving the land for future revenue generation. Please review the FAQ section below and email email@example.com if you further questions.
Activities completed under state mineral leases such as an oil well site, etc.
Activities such as pipelines, utility distribution or transmission lines, public roads, off-lease well sites, saltwater disposals, tower sites, wind turbines, etc.
Activities such as temporary surface layflat lines, environmental or route surveys, research projects, temporary back slope construction, access roads, aggregate prospecting, seismic/geophysical activities, etc.
Activities such as organized events (i.e., bird watching group) and/or activities with no ground disturbance, etc.
Guidelines & Specifications:
- Survey Guidelines
- Seeding Specifications
- Road Cross Section and Soil Saving Requirements
- Pipeline Construction Specifications
- Well Site Construction Specifications
Rights-of-Way Sample Documents
Please review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for help answering initial inquiries on the ROW application and approval process. If you need further assistance beyond these FAQs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There is no application fee for on-lease activities.
- An online application from the company (Grantee) (or the survey/engineering company on behalf of the company) for each proposed project and,
- NDDTL reviews the financial benefit to the trusts
Consideration payments should be settled with NDDTL after most or all the adjacent private landowners have settled as consideration offers are based on rates paid to private landowners in the area. This is because the State does not want to "set the market" but must also receive a fair payment for the trusts.
NDDTL does not sign Company issued documents or forms; only documents issued by NDDTL will be signed by the Commissioner. NDDTL may be able to issue an acknowledgment letter to satisfy bill receipts or other agency requests, depending on the nature of the request.
If a political subdivision managed section line road is contained within the statutory width (33 feet on either side of the section line), no easement is required. If the road is outside of the statutory width, the additional acreage must be obtained via easement or a permit for temporary back slope area must be issued.
Yes, construction cannot begin until the Commissioner has signed the appropriate documents. The terms and conditions for construction are defined the approved and signed document.