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Louisiana State Land Right-of-Way (3-LA-e)

In Louisiana, a developer may need a State Land Right-of-Way across state lands. The Louisiana governor and the Louisiana State Land Office (State Land Office), within the Louisiana Division of Administration (Division of Administration), have the authority to grant rights-of-way across or through state lands “to any individual or corporation doing business in the state.” La. Stat. Ann § 41:1171. Note: If the proposed project is located on lands controlled by other Louisiana state agencies (including, but not limited to, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources), the developer should contact those relevant state agencies to discuss the project and the process for obtaining a State Land Right-of-Way to those lands.


State Land Right-of-Way Process

3-LA-e.1 to 3-LA-e.2– State Land Right-of-Way Application

The developer must complete a State Land Right-of-Way Application (“Application”) and submit three copies of the Application to the State Land Office. Each copy must include the following:

  • A description of the right-of-way, indicating section, township, and range, the name of any bodies of water crossed, and the length of the right-of-way in rods;
  • A plat, including the following information:
    • Relevant station numbers;
    • The section, township, and range if the plat is in an area that has been surveyed;
    • The product to be transported; and
    • The location of the power line with respect to the right-of-way.

Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet. The names of adjoining landowners must not appear on the plat unless they are necessary for a legal description of the land. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.

In addition, the developer must include with the Application a Letter of Intent containing detailed information and specifications of the power line to be constructed within the right-of-way. For more information, see Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.

3-LA-e.3 to 3-LA-e.4 – Does the State Land Right-of-Way Cross State Mineral Leases?

If the proposed right-of-way crosses state mineral leases, the developer must send a letter of notification to the mineral lessees and provide the Division of Administration Commissioner with a copy of the letter, including an attached signed, certified returned receipt. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.


3-LA-e.5 to 3-LA-e.6 – Is Additional Consent From State or Federal Agencies Required?

The developer must obtain written consent from the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries if the right-of-way crosses a state or federal preserve, and from any other agency having jurisdiction of the surface rights of the state lands the right-of-way crosses. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet. The developer must also obtain consent from other state or federal agencies (including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Equality) if the right-of-way crosses lands over which those agencies have jurisdiction and from any other agency having permit authority over the proposed project. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.

3-LA-e.7 to 3-LA-e.8 – Review Application Materials For Completeness

The State Land Office reviews the Application for administrative and technical completeness.

3-LA-e.9 – Does the Commissioner of the Department of Administration Approve the Proposed Route?

The Department of Administration Commissioner must approve the developer’s proposed route. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.


3-LA-e.10 – State Land Right-of-Way

If the Commissioner approves the developer’s Application, the State Land Office issues a State Land Right-of-Way to the developer. The right-of-way is valid for 20 years, with the option to renew for an additional 20-year term. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.

The developer must file a copy of the State Land Right-of-Way with the Clerk of Court of the Parish(es) affected by the Right-of-Way and the Division of Administration. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.

3-LA-e.11– Appeal Decision (If Applicable)

Generally, an individual aggrieved by a Commissioner of the Department of Administration decision may appeal to the Nineteenth Judicial District Court within six months after the Commissioner issues a decision. La. Stat. Ann § 41:10.


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