Authorizations and Permitting

Authorizations and Permitting

Due to staff vacancies, application processing times may take longer than usual.  We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you as quickly as our capacity allows.


How can we help you use State land?

State Lands authorizes the occupation of state land for both short and long term use. We have a variety of authorizations including easements, leases, licenses and permits to cover every type of use from residential to commercial and can assist with filling out any of our applications. If you have questions about our applications please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Project applications account for around 50% of the State Land Office workload. In excess of 300 projects are processed annually. In order for staff to efficiently process all of these applications, they must be filled out completely and accurately. Incomplete applications will be returned and the project may be closed if additional information is not received. It assists us greatly to receive a properly filled out application and can also reduce the processing time.

Please note that per NRS 322, State Lands is required to collect an application fee and may assess an annual use fee for any type of authorization that is issued.


*A permit issued by the Division of State Lands does not relieve the Permittee from acquiring all local, regional, state, and federal permits and approvals as required by law.  The activity that you are applying for (ie buoy deployment, pier modification, dredging, etc) is not authorized and made legal until you have acquired all local, regional, state, and federal permits and approvals.  Failure to do so will constitute a violation of the terms and conditions of the permit and the permit may be revoked.


Mail to our office or Drop off completed applications between the hours of
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday Through Friday
901 S Stewart St.Suite 5003
Carson City, NV 89701
Fax 775-684-2721

Application Fees are Non-Refundable!

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