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NEW CLAIM FILING

DOCUMENT NEEDED  DATE DUEPROCESSING FEE
Notice of Location Within 90 Calendar days
of Claim Location
1. $ 20 per claim  – Processing fee
2. $ 39 per claim  – Location Fee
3. $155 per claim – Maintenance Fee*
    $214 per claim – Total Fees Due

Note-For those claims located PRIOR to September 1, or the end of one assessment year but filed with the BLM AFTER September 1, the beginning of the next assessment year, maintenance fees charged will apply to both the assessment year located and the assessment year filed.

*Beginning July 27, 2012 if fees were not waived, maintenance fees were required for every 20 acres for association placer claims (see maintenance fee schedule below). 

A recorded copy of the Location Notice and the Annual Affidavit of Labor should be forwarded to the BLM for inclusion in the mining claim casefile.

WAIVER FROM PAYMENT OF MAINTENANCE FEE


You must own 10 or fewer claims per person - nationwide

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

DATE DUE

PROCESSING FEE
Form 3830-2 Maintenance Fee Waiver CertificationOn or Before September 1No fees
Affidavit of Assessment **On or Before December 30$10 per claim
Notice of Intent to Hold ***On or Before December 30$10 per claim
 
                         
**   Affidavit of Assessment, along with the appropriate service charge, may be submitted with the Maintenance Fee Waiver Certification.
*** Notice of Intent to Hold – Must be filed for the first calendar year claim(s) are located or the first instance a waiver form is filed. May be submitted with waiver form.
 

MAINTENANCE FEE SCHEDULE

Acreage in the Claim
Maintenance Fee
 Payment Due
<= 20 acres
$155.00  
> 20 acres and <= 40 acres
$310.00  
> 40 acres and <= 60 acres
$465.00  
> 60 acres and <= 80 acres
$620.00  
> 80 acres and <= 100 acres
$775.00  
> 100 acres and <= 120 acres
$930.00  
> 120 acres and <= 140 acres
   $1,085.00  
> 140 acres and <= 160 acres
      $1,240.00     

                   Key: <= means "less than or equal to"; >  means "more than."

 

TRANSFER OF INTEREST/AMENDED NOTICE OF LOCATION

DOCUMENT NEEDEDDATE DUEPROCESSING FEE
Copy of Recorded Quit Claim Deed (QCD) $10 per claim per person
Amended Notice of LocationWithin 90 days after recording amended notice in local recorder's office$10 per claim per amendment

 

***Note – QCDs and Amendments MUST FIRST be Recorded With the State of Alaska’s Recorder’s Office Before Filing With the BLM