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Leasing and Easements

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The Texas General Land Office leases state land for many purposes, including oil and gas production, agriculture, commercial development and renewable energy development. The Land Office leases state land to earn revenue for the Permanent School Fund.

Easements are issued by the Land Office to companies or individuals that need access through state lands. For example, an oil company needs an easement for their oil pipeline to cross a river; river bottoms are considered state land. Easement applications must be approved by either the School Land Board or the Commissioner (depending on the type of easement).

star Types of Leases and Easements:

star FY 2015 Second Quarter Revenue and Leases

star Land Office Interactive Land/Lease Mapping System

This interactive mapping tool displays Original Texas Land Survey (OTLS) boundaries, rights of way, pipelines, cabins, state-owned lands, upland and coastal leases, oil/gas wells, and the latest coastal imagery. Follow the link above and click on Launch OTLS Application Link.

Links to Additional Resources


Leasing Main Number
Robert Hatter
Mineral Leasing
Robert Hatter
Alan McWilliams
Upland Surface Leases
Alan McWilliams
Grant Huber
Renewable Energy
Grant Huber
Glenn Rosenbaum
Miscellaneous Easements / Rights Of Way
Glenn Rosenbaum