U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Mar 29, 2020

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

The following table lists service charges, maintenance fees, location fees, and oil shale fees (all cross-references refer to this chapter):

Transaction Amount due per mining claim or site Waiver available
(a) Recording a mining claim or site location (part 3833)A total sum which includes:
(1) The processing fee for notices of location found in the fee schedule in § 3000.12 of this chapter;
No.
(2) A one-time $40 location fee; and
(3)(i) For lode claims, mill sites and tunnel sites, an initial $165 maintenance fee; or
(ii) For placer claims, an initial $165 maintenance fee for each 20 acres of the placer claim or portion thereof.
(b) Amending a mining claim or site location (§ 3833.20)The processing fee for amendment of location found in the fee schedule in § 3000.12 of this chapterNo.
(c) Transferring a mining claim or site (§ 3833.30)The processing fee for transfer of mining claim/site found in the fee schedule in § 3000.12 of this chapterNo.
(d) Maintaining a mining claim or site for one assessment year (part 3834)(1) For lode claims, mill sites and tunnel sites, an annual maintenance fee of $165 must be paid on or before September 1 each yearYes. See part 3835.
(2) For placer claims, a $165 annual maintenance fee for each 20 acres of the placer claim or portion thereof must be paid on or before September 1 each year.
(e) Recording an annual FLPMA filing (§ 3835.30)The processing fee for recording an annual FLPMA filing found in the fee schedule in § 3000.12 of this chapterNo.
(f) Submitting a petition for deferment of assessment work (§ 3836.20)The processing fee for deferment of assessment work found in the fee schedule in § 3000.12 of this chapterNo.
(g) Maintaining an oil shale placer mining claim (§ 3834.11(b))An annual $550 feeNo.
(h) Recording a notice of intent to locate mining claims on Stockraising Homestead Act Lands (part 3838)The filing fee for recording a notice of intent to locate mining claims on Stock Raising Homestead Act Lands found in the fee schedule in § 3000.12 of this chapterNo.
[74 FR 30961, June 29, 2009, as amended at 77 FR 44158, July 27, 2012; 79 FR 36664, June 30, 2014; 84 FR 31222, July 1, 2019]