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Mineral & Land Records System (MLRS)

MLRS Overview

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing the Mineral & Land Records System (MLRS) to replace the Legacy Rehost 2000 (LR2000) case management system, Alaska Land Information System (ALIS), and land status records (e.g., Master Title Plats, Historical Index, Tract Books). 

MLRS will be a customer-centric, geospatially-enabled land information system that employs nationally standardized business processes, ensuring the quality and accuracy of land and mineral records and data, while securely delivering land records information to relevant BLM employees, customers, and the public.   

The MLRS mining claims module is slated to launch in early 2021. Over the next two years, additional MLRS modules will be released in support of land and mineral use authorizations for oil, gas, and geothermal leasing; rights-of-way; coal and other mineral development; land and mineral title; and withdrawals, classifications, and other actions on Federal lands or on Federal mineral estate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

MLRS is being implemented in phases. When we first launch, you can use MLRS for mining claim related filings and information. This includes filing new mining claims, managing existing mining claims, paying annual maintenance fees, transfers, amendments, and affidavit of assessment work – all online! In the coming months, MLRS will be expanded to include other case types, including oil and gas (2021).

MLRS is being implemented in phases. Currently, you can use MLRS for mining claim related filings and information, such as submitting a new lode, placer, tunnel site, or mill site mining claim. You can also take action on an existing lode, placer, tunnel, or mill site claim, including:

  • Transfer of Interest
  • Relinquishment
  • Submitting Affidavit of Assessment Work & Proof of Labor
  • Designating Active Duty Military Status
  • Paying maintenance fees
  • Initiating an appeal to IBLA

In future releases MLRS will be updated to include solid minerals, rights of way, & other lands and mineral cases.

No, customers can complete most filing for their mining claims online using MLRS. Forms that require an original signature, such as a small miners waiver form, can be mailed into the public room.

Yes, MLRS is free to use, and there are no additional fees to create an account.

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Timeline

BLM is using a phased, modular approach to transition all case types into MLRS. We will first release mining claims functionality in MLRS. As we continue to implement our vision, MLRS will provide additional mission-critical BLM services and products such as permits, leases, rights-of-way, and more.

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Mining Claims
2021
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Fluids & Geothermal
2021
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Remaining Case Types
2021-2022
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All Case Types for Alaska
2022
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Next Generation Master Title Plats
2022