U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: May 27, 2020

§ 3000.12 - What is the fee schedule for fixed fees?

(a) The table in this section shows the fixed fees that must be paid to the BLM for the services listed for FY 2020. These fees are nonrefundable and must be included with documents filed under this chapter. Fees will be adjusted annually according to the change in the Implicit Price Deflator for Gross Domestic Product (IPD-GDP) by way of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register and will subsequently be posted on the BLM website (http://www.blm.gov) before October 1 each year. Revised fees are effective each year on October 1.

Table 1 to Paragraph (a) - FY 2020 Processing and Filing Fee Table

Document/action FY 2020 fee
Oil & Gas (parts 3100, 3110, 3120, 3130, 3150):
Noncompetitive lease application$435
Competitive lease application170
Assignment and transfer of record title or operating rights100
Overriding royalty transfer, payment out of production15
Name change, corporate merger or transfer to heir/devisee230
Lease consolidation485
Lease renewal or exchange435
Lease reinstatement, Class I85
Leasing under right-of-way435
Geophysical exploration permit application - Alaska25
Renewal of exploration permit - Alaska25
Geothermal (part 3200):
Noncompetitive lease application435
Competitive lease application170
Assignment and transfer of record title or operating rights100
Name change, corporate merger or transfer to heir/devisee230
Lease consolidation485
Lease reinstatement85
Nomination of lands120
plus per acre nomination fee0.12
Site license application65
Assignment or transfer of site license65
Coal (parts 3400, 3470):
License to mine application15
Exploration license application360
Lease or lease interest transfer70
Leasing of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal and Oil Shale (parts 3500, 3580):
Applications other than those listed below40
Prospecting permit application amendment70
Extension of prospecting permit115
Lease modification or fringe acreage lease35
Lease renewal560
Assignment, sublease, or transfer of operating rights35
Transfer of overriding royalty35
Use permit35
Shasta and Trinity hardrock mineral lease35
Renewal of existing sand and gravel lease in Nevada35
Public Law 359; Mining in Powersite Withdrawals: General (part 3730):
Notice of protest of placer mining operations15
Mining Law Administration (parts 3800, 3810, 3830, 3850, 3860, 3870):
Application to open lands to location15
Notice of location 120
Amendment of location15
Transfer of mining claim/site15
Recording an annual FLPMA filing15
Deferment of assessment work115
Recording a notice of intent to locate mining claims on Stockraising Homestead Act lands35
Mineral patent adjudication* 3,290
** 1,645
Adverse claim115
Protest70
Oil Shale Management (parts 3900, 3910, 3930):
Exploration license application345
Application for assignment or sublease of record title or overriding royalty70

1 To record a mining claim or site location, this processing fee along with the initial maintenance fee and the one-time location fee required by statute (43 CFR part 3833) must be paid.

* (More than 10 claims.)

** (10 or fewer claims.)

(b) The amount of a fixed fee is not subject to appeal to the Interior Board of Land Appeals pursuant to part 4, subpart E, of this title.

[70 FR 58873, Oct. 7, 2005, as amended at 72 FR 24400, May 2, 2007; 72 FR 50886, Sept. 5, 2007, 73 FR 54720, Sept. 23, 2008; 74 FR 7193, Feb. 13, 2009; 74 FR 49334, Sept. 28, 2009; 75 FR 55682, Sept. 14, 2010; 76 FR 59062, Sept. 23, 2011; 77 FR 55424, Sept. 10, 2012; 78 FR 49949, Aug. 16, 2013; 79 FR 57480, Sept. 25, 2014; 80 FR 58629, Sept. 30, 2015; 81 FR 65561, Sept. 23, 2016; 83 FR 48960, Sept. 28, 2018; 84 FR 59733, Nov. 6, 2019]