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Please be advised: While the Office of State Lands remains functioning and ready to serve you, in order to maintain the health and safety of our employees, we are limiting in-person office visits until further notice.  Any in-person office visits must be by appointment only.  Visitors without appointments will not be received.  We are encouraging all members of the public to conduct business, make inquiries and perform research with our office via telephone, email, regular mail and our online resources.

The Office of State Lands, also known as the State Land Office, is responsible for the identification,​ the ​administration, and the management of state public lands and water bottoms. As such, it services a broad range of clientele all having varying degrees of interest in public lands, navigable water bottoms and the minerals thereunder. The primary goal of the office is to insure the highest economic return and the maximum public use possible of our state public lands and water bottoms. The office works to maximize revenues while ensuring continued public use of state public lands and water ​​bottoms. Emphasis is placed on revenue generation through land and timber sales; surface and sub-surface leasing; the issuance of rights-of-way and surface and subsurface agreements; and water bottoms permitting. State Lands also aims to protect the state's proprietary interests in its lands and water bottoms through the permitting process.​​​


Cheston Hill​
Public Lands Administrator
(225) 219-9454



Lawrence "Les" Rosso, Jr.
Section Manager​
(225) 342-4600

Donice Bass
Contracts/Grants Reviewer (Water Bottoms)
(225) 342-0120
Contracts/Grants Reviewer (Rights-of-Way)
(225) 342-4567
Adam.Cox@la.gov

Melanie Schulenberg
Contracts/Grants Reviewer (Campsites)
(225) 342-4494
Melanie.Schulenberg​​​@la.gov

Bernell Boudreaux
Appraiser/Land Specialist
(225) 342-5459
Bernell.Boudreaux@la.gov

​​​Joel Brannan
Right of Way Agent 4
(225) 342-4585
Joel.Brannan@la.gov


TITLES​ & SURVEYS SECTION

Vacant​
Section Manager​​​

Brandon Breaux​
Surveyor 4
(225) 342-4669

Steve LeBlanc​
Surveyor 4
(225) 219-0512

Michael Anderson
Engineering Technician
(225) 342-4574

Andre LeBlanc​
Engineering Technician 4

Christopher Toups​
Engineering Technician 4

Christopher Pennington
Public Lands Field Officer
(225) 342-4771



Tripp Fairly
Section Manager
(225) 219-9537
Tripp.Fairly@la.gov

Linda Turner
Land Records
(225) 342-4587
Linda.Turner@la.gov



Jessica Ortego
Public Lands Analyst
(225) 342-4579
Jessica.Ortego@la.gov



Lisa Patterson
Public Lands Analyst
(225) 342-0557
Lisa.Patterson3@la.gov


1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Suite G-223 of the Claiborne Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 44124
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Telephone: (225) 342-4578