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Louisiana State Land Right-of-Way Overview (3-LA-b)

In Louisiana, a developer may need to a lease, right-of-way, or other approval to access state lands. Specifically, any individual or corporation may need a State Land Lease, State Land Right-of-Way, or a State Coastal Land Use Permit to access or use state lands. La. Stat. Ann §§ 41:1211; La. Stat. Ann § 41:1171; La. Stat. Ann § 41:1171; La. Stat. Ann. § 49:214.30(A).


The Louisiana State Land Office has the duty to “ensure that all public lands and water bottoms are protected, administered, and conserved in a manner consistent with the constitution.” L.R.S. § 41:1701.1.C.


State Land Right-of-Way Overview Process

3-LA-b.1 to 3-LA-b.2 – Does the Developer Need to Lease State Lands?

In Louisiana, a developer may need to State Land Lease from the relevant state agency with jurisdiction to develop a project on state-owned lands. For more information, see:

State Land Lease:
3-LA-d


3-LA-b.3 to 3-LA-b.5 – Does the Developer Need a Right-of-Way Across State Lands?

In Louisiana, a developer may need a State Land Right-of-Way across state lands from the state agency with jurisdiction over the land to develop a project on state-owned lands. For more information, see:

State Land Right-of-Way:
3-LA-e

3-LA-b.6 to 3-LA-b.8 – Does the Project Cross State Coastal Lands?

In Louisiana, if a project crosses coastal lands, a developer may need a Coastal Land Use Permit from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources before beginning construction. For more information, see:

Coastal Use Permit:
13-LA-b


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