* DEP Home * About DEP * Programs * Contact * Site Map * Search *

Resources for

 newsletter sign up button

Unless indicated, documents on this Web site are Adobe Acrobat files, and require the free reader software.

Get Adobe Reader Icon


Florida has a right to know button

Report Waste, Fraud and Abuse button


Use of State-Owned Lands Highlights

Jacksonville Landing complex taken from viewing platform.


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.

  • State Lands Home
  • Florida Communities Trust
  • Florida Forever
  • Sell Land to State
  • Land Acquisition Process
  • Buy Land from State
  • Quick Links
    Email Updates
    Sign up for information and updates related to the Division of State Lands, currently focusing on and featuring surplus state lands.
    Use of State-Owned Lands Quick Links

    Last updated: June 22, 2015

      3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 100   Tallahassee, Florida 32399   850-245-2555 (phone) / 850-245-2572 (fax)
    Contact Us 
    DEP Home | About DEP  | Contact Us | Search |  Site Map