NEW CLAIM FILING

DOCUMENT NEEDED  DATE DUEPROCESSING FEE
Notice of Location Within 90 Calendar days
of Claim Location
1. $ 15 per claim  – Processing fee
2. $ 34 per claim  – Location Fee
3. $140 per claim – Maintenance Fee*
    $189 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 all new association placer mining claims will be subject to the maintenance fee schedule listed 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
Notice to Claimants Regarding Maintenance Fee

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (the FY 2012 Act), Pub. L. No. 112-74, 125 Stat. 786, enacted on December 23, 2011, amended the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (30 U.S.C 28f) which had established an initial and maintenance fee payment for all lode and placer mining claims and mill sites and tunnel sites on a per-claim basis.

In accordance with Sec. 430 of the FY 2012 Act, the maintenance fee payment for assocation placer mining claims was adjusted so that the fee will now be calculated based on the total acreage in the claim. Claimants with association placer mining claims will now pay $140 (current maintenance fee, as established by regulation) for every 20 acres or portion thereof contained in the claim. The maintenance fee for lode claims, mill sites and tunnel sites continues to be $140 per claim or site, and the FY 2012 Act does not affect the small miner’s waiver or the requirements to qualify for the waiver.

On July 27, 2012, a notice was published in the Federal Register implementing the statutory change. To view the Federal Register notice, select this link.

WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: If you hold an existing association placer mining claim or record a new association placer mining claim with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on or after July 27, 2012, that contains more than 20 acres, you are affected by this change and will pay the annual and initial maintenance fee based on the total acreage in the claim as follows:

Acreage in the Claim
Maintenance Fee
 Payment Due
<= 20 acres
$140.00  
> 20 acres and <= 40 acres
$280.00  
> 40 acres and <= 60 acres
$420.00  
> 60 acres and <= 80 acres
$560.00  
> 80 acres and <= 100 acres
$700.00  
> 100 acres and <= 120 acres
$840.00  
> 120 acres and <= 140 acres
$980.00  
> 140 acres and <= 160 acres
$1,120.00     

                   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

Fee information updated 09/11/2009.