Louisiana Division of Administration

Office of State Lands

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,​ administration, and 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.​​​



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Cheston Hill, Public Lands Administrator
P.O. Box 44124
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
1201 N. Third St., Suite G-223
Baton Rouge, LA 70802