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Use of State-Owned Lands Highlights

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Citizens often have questions about the process for leasing land owned by the State, gaining an easement or building a dock on their waterfront property.

The Division of State Lands, Bureau of Public Land Administration, manages the leases, subleases, easements, use agreements, deed restrictions, reverter revisions and other approvals for all activities on state-owned lands, title to which is or will be vested in the Board of Trustees (Governor and Cabinet) of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. These activities on state-owned lands, including surplus land sales, are revenue generating and bring in approximately $24 million dollars annually into the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.

Each transaction is regulated by Rule 18, Florida Administrative Code, and Chapters 253, 259, 270 and 895, Florida Statutes. Each may also involve legislative or federal related issues.


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