Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

 

NOTE: NEW REGULATIONS 

MAINTENANCE FEE--INCREASED TO $155 PER CLAIM/SITE IN EFFECT FOR THE 2015 FILING YEAR, WHICH IS DUE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2014. 
LOCATION FEE HAS ALSO INCREASED TO $37.

For lode claims, mill sites and tunnel sites: maintenance fee is $155 for each claim/site.

For placer claims: the maintenance fee is $155 for each 20 acres of the placer claim or portion thereof.

See:   http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-30/pdf/2014-15259.pdf


Notice of Location (NOL) Recordation Fee:

With date of location prior to September 1, 2014, $194 per claim/site fee is required at the time of recordation with BLM. This fee covers--$20 nonrefundable processing fee, $34 location fee, and the $140 maintenance fee for the assessment year in which the claim/site is located.

With date of location on or after September 1, 2014, $212 per claim/site fee is required at the time of recordation with BLM. This fee covers--$20 nonrefundable processing fee, $37 location fee, and the $155 maintenance fee for the assessment year in which the claim/site is located. 

The placer mining claim NOL fee is an additional $155 for each additional 20 acres or portion thereof.

 

INCREASE OF PROCESSING FEES (RECORDATION OF NOTICES OF LOCATION & OTHERS):

See:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-16/pdf/2013-20037.pdf

 

INCREASE OF MAINTENANCE FEE FOR PLACER MINING CLAIMS:

Subpart D—BLM Service Charge and Fee Requirements    

See:   http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-27/pdf/2012-18352.pdf


 § 3830.21 What are the different types of service charges and fees?

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Transaction                                         Amount due per mining claim or site             Waiver available

(a) Recording a mining claim             A total sum which includes:                                     No. 
      or site location (part 3833)             (1) The processing fee for notices of 
                                                                   location found in the fee schedule in 
                                                                   § 3000.12 of this chapter;      
                                                             (2) A one-time $34 location fee; and
                                                             (3)(i) For lode claims, mill sites and tunnel 
                                                                      sites, an initial $140 maintenance fee; or 
                                                                 (ii) For placer claims, an initial $140 
                                                                      maintenance fee for each 20 acres of 
                                                                      the placer claim or portion thereof.

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(d) Maintaining a mining claim           (1) For lode claims, mill sites and tunnel            Yes. See part 3835.
 or site for one assessment year            sites, an annual maintenance fee of $140  
 (part 3834).                                           must be paid on or before September 1 
                                                               each year. 
                                                         (2) For placer claims, a $140 annual 
                                                               maintenance fee for each 20 acres of the 
                                                               placer claim or portion thereof must be 
                                                               paid on or before September 1 each year.

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ANNUAL MAINTENANCE FEE--INCREASED TO $140 PER CLAIM/SITE IN EFFECT FOR THE 2010 FILING YEAR, WHICH IS DUE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2009. 
LOCATION FEE HAS ALSO INCREASED TO $34.
SEE: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-15248.pdf

Notice of Location (NOL) recordation fee:

With date of location prior to September 1, 2009, $170 per claim/site fee is required at the time of recordation with BLM. This fee covers--$15 nonrefundable processing fee, $30 location fee, and the $125 maintenance fee for the assessment year in which the claim/site is located.

With date of location on or after September 1, 2009, $189 per claim/site fee is required at the time of recordation with BLM. This fee covers--$15 nonrefundable processing fee, $34 location fee, and the $140 maintenance fee for the assessment year in which the claim/site is located.

 

NEW:  Beginning of the Assessment Year changed.  Assessment year now commences at 12:01 a.m.  (Public Law 110-161, Dec. 26, 2007 (121 STAT. 2101))
See:  http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ161.110.pdf

 

43 CFR 4 - Department Hearings and Appeals Procedures 

      IBLA Appeal Form and Information

43 CFR 1822.10 - How should my name appear on applications and other required documents that I submit to BLM?

43 CFR 1822.14 - What if I try to file a required document on the last day of the stated period for filing, but the BLM office where it is to be filed is officially closed all day?

      BLM considers the document timely filed if we receive it in the office on 
      the next day it is officially open.

 

43 CFR 3000.12 - What is the fee schedule for fixed fees? 

43 CFR 3834 - Required Fees for Mining Claims or Sites

43 CFR 3710 - Public Law 167; Act of July 23, 1955



43 CFR 3730 - Public Law 359; Mining in Powersite Withdrawals; General

43 CFR 3740 - Public Law 585; Multiple Mineral Development
 

 

43 CFR 3800 - Mining Claims under the General Mining Laws  (Includes 3809 Surface Management Regs)

43 CFR 3810 - Lands and Minerals Subject to Location

43 CFR 3820 - Areas Subject to Special Mining Laws 

43 CFR 3830 - Locating, Recording, and Maintaining Mining Claims Or Sites; General Provision

43 CFR 3832 - Locating Mining Claims or Sites

 

43 CFR 3833 - Recording Mining Claims and Sites

43 CFR 3834 - Required Fees for Mining Claims or Sites

43 CFR 3835 - Waivers From Annual Maintenance Fees

43 CFR 3836 - Annual Assessment Work Requirements For Mining Claims

43 CFR 3837 - Acquiring a Delinquent Co-Claimant's Interest In A Mining Claim or a Site

43 CFR 3838 - Special Procedures For Locating and Recording Mining Claims and Tunnel Sites
on Stockraising Homestead Act (SRHA) Lands
 



43 CFR 3860 - Mineral Patent Applications 

     Currently there is a patent moratorium, BLM cannot accept applications.  See
      Sec. 408. (a) Limitation of Funds at http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/2009_Con_Bill_DivE.pdf

 

43 CFR 3870 - Adverse Claims, Protests and Conflicts