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).
Types of Leases and Easements:
FY 2015 First Quarter Revenue and Leases
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.