Each year, thousands of individuals and companies apply to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to obtain a right-of-way (ROW) on public land.
A ROW grant is an authorization to use a specific piece of public land for a certain project, such as roads, pipelines, transmission lines, and communication sites. A ROW grant authorizes rights and privileges for a specific use of the land for a specific period of time. Generally, a BLM ROW is granted for a term appropriate for the life of the project.
What information will I find on the ROW web site?
- General Information
- When do I need a grant?
- Where can I find the ROW regulations?
- An "Old vs. New" overview of the new ROW regulations
- A detailed list of questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the new regulations
- What terms are used in the regulations in this part?
- How do I appeal a BLM decision issued under the regulations in this part?
- Applying for Grants
- What should I do before I file my application?
- What information must I submit in my application?
- SF-299 form (ROW application form)
- Plan of Development Templates, pre-application checklist
- What are the processing and monitoring fees for a grant application?
- What are the BLM's customer service standards?
- What rent must I pay for my grant?
- What is the rent for a linear ROW grant?
- Current Linear ROW Rent Schedule
- What is the rent for a communication site ROW/lease?
- Communication Uses Rent Schedule
- What is rent for a solar ROW grant?
- What happens if I pay the rent late?
- Grant Administration and Operation
- If I hold a grant, for what am I liable?
- How is grant administration affected if the land my grant encumbers is transferred from BLM?
- How do I assign my grant?
- How do I renew my grant?
- When must I amend my application or grant?