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California State Office
Release Date: 08/18/09
Contacts: John Dearing , 916-978-4622  
  Gary Catledge , 926-978-4400  
News Release No. CA-SO-09-17

Mining Claim Maintenance Fees Due Sept. 1, 2009

The deadline for filing annual mining claim fees with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is Tuesday, September 1, 2009.  All mining claimants who wish to hold on to mining claims on federal public lands through 2010 must pay a $140 maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1st.

“Unless the appropriate forms are filed by the deadline, miners risk the loss of their claims,” said BLM Acting State Director Jim Abbott. “The Information Access Center is available to answer questions regarding any concerns on filings and maintaining of active claims.”

BLM’s Sacramento Information Access Center, located at 2800 Cottage Way, is open for payment or filings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Cash, check or credit card can be presented to make payment.  Maintenance fees and fee waiver certificates may also be mailed to:

Bureau of Land Management
2800 Cottage Way, Rm W-1623
Sacramento, CA 95825 

Mailed fees and forms must be postmarked before midnight, September 1, 2009.  Each payment must be accompanied by a list of the claim names and BLM serial numbers for which the maintenance fee is being paid.

For more information on the filing deadline, the claim fee or the small miner waiver, visit the BLM-California website at or call the BLM  Information Access Center at (916) 978-4400.


California State Office   2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 08-18-2009