This includes vast properties in West Texas, Gulf Coast beaches and bays and all “submerged” lands 10.35 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a variety of state agency acreage and timberlands in East Texas.
A primary responsibility of the Land Office is to lease these lands for the benefit of the Permanent School Fund, an endowment fund established in 1876 for the benefit of Texas public school education. Learn More
Leases are available for a variety of purposes, including oil and gas production, solar, wind and geothermal power, agricultural related activities, and commercial development. Learn More
Surveying the Land
Since the beginning of the Land Office, surveying has been a vital part of what we do. Accurately measuring over 200,000 miles of boundaries takes a lot of work. Learn More
Common Sense Conservation
Through the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation program, the state is now authorized to work with landowners in facilitating the purchase of development rights through "voluntary landowner agreements." These agreements allow landowners to receive substantial payments while maintaining ownership of their property. Learn More