U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Cost Recovery Fees

FEDERAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT PAYMENT BE MADE IN ADVANCE. Please send your check or money order made payable to Department of Interior - BLM. NO CASH PLEASE. THE MONTANA STATE OFFICE WILL ACCEPT PAYMENT BY VISA AND MASTERCARD CREDIT CARDS.
XEROX COPIES (Standard Size)
Copies of official records reproduced on a copy machine. (8½" x 11" or 8½" x 14")
$0.13 each
XEROX COPIES (Non-Standard Size)
All copies, other than standard size, reproduced on a copy machine.
$4.20 each
PAPER COPIES FROM MICROFICHE/APERTURE CARDS
Patents, warranty deeds, executive and secretarial orders, withdrawals, serial register pages, copies from the unpatented mining claim indexes (geographic, claim name, claimant, and serial number), cadastral survey notes, mineral and homestead survey notes.
$1.10 each
CERTIFICATION OF RECORDS
BLM will certify documents as exact reproductions of those on file with the Bureau. Each document is stamped, signed, and sealed.

$0.25/page
FAX TRANSMISSIONS
Documents sent via FAX machine. (Requests for FAX services do not ensure same-day service.)

$1.10/page
plus any copy
fees incurred
COMPUTER PRINTOUTS
Standard Reports Generated from LR2000
Serial Register Pages (SRPs) from LR2000
Standard Report Generated from Other Data Bases
$0.75/page
$0.13/page
$0.75/page
$0.75/page
DUPLICATE TRACT BOOK FILM (35 mm)
General Land Office Tract books include chronological lists of actions effective on Federal Lands prior to the 1950s.
$20.00/roll
COMPETITIVE OIL & GAS LISTS*(less than 250 pages)(250 pages or more)
SALE NOTICE
$5.00$10.00
SALE RESULTS
$5.00$10.00
"DAY AFTER" Noncomp Offers
free if one page; if over one page $5
*lists available on Internet
PUBLICATIONS
Montana Wildlife Viewing Guide

$5.95 each
Beyond the National Parks
A recreation guide to public lands in the West
$19.95 each
MAILING COSTS
Standard Mailings:
Special Mailings: (padded envelopes, mailing tubes, certified or registered mail, etc.)

No Charge

Actual Cost
(postage and materials)


RECORDS RESEARCH POLICY - No research services will be provided by the Public Assistance staff beyond the initial 15 minute courtesy search. Requestors requiring more than 15 minutes of research service will need to pursue other alternatives.
STATUS PLATS AND SURVEY PLATS are available for the states of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The following types of plats are available:

Cost
20"x25"
Blueline
18"x24"
Blackline
Description
$4.20 ea.$1.10 ea.Master Title Plat is a composite of all the survey plats for a township with official and current land/mineral status shown.
$4.20 ea.$1.10 ea.Use Plats are created to show Oil and Gas, Geothermal, Coal, and other mineral use notations. They show status of minerals, leases issued, and pending lease applications. Use plats do not show the location of unpatented mining claims. Order by specific mineral.
N/A$1.10 ea.Historical Index (HI) is a chronological listing of all Federal actions, patents, leases, etc., on a specific township. There may be several HI's for each township and range.
Cost
$1.10 ea.Cadastral Survey Plat is the official survey plat showing lot sizes and locations, mineral surveys, and bearings and distances of the surveyed lines. There may be only one survey plat per township; but in some areas, there may be several plats depicting resurveys and segregations of mineral claims.
$1.10 ea.Mineral Survey Plat is the official survey of a mining claim showing corners, courses, and distances.
$1.10 ea.Homestead Entry Survey Plat is the survey of an irregular tract of land within a National Forest showing corners, courses, and distances of all the lines in the survey.
$1.10 ea.Connected Sheet is an unofficial drawing showing the relative location of all surveyed mining claims within an area by name of the claim and mineral survey number.


 
Last updated: 06-28-2012