Land Banking Program
The 2003 Legislature passed House Bill 223, which enables the Board of Land Commissioners to sell parcels of state trust land and purchase replacement land.In September 2004, the Board of Land Commissioners gave final approval to the Land Banking Rules, under which the trust land lessees received information from the department describing how they could nominate their leases for sale. Nominations were accepted between October 1, 2004, and January 31, 2005. Nominations were received for the sale of approximately 118,858 acres of trust land, of which 24,503 acres received preliminary approval for sale by the Board of Land Commissioners. In addition to selling land, the department will acquire land to replace that which is sold. Land acquired must meet specific requirement for income generation and accessibility to the public, among other desirable characteristics.
Parcels for Sale
To access information on Trust Land parcels that are offered for sale through Land Banking, click on the shaded counties in the map below.
Counties that are not shaded do not have any Trust Land parcels currently offered for sale through Land Banking.