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Title: State Peat Lease
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Subject: Lands, Public
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:17:44 PM
Modification Date: 3/8/2010 10:12:01 AM
Agency Name: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the state's natural resources. Hunting, fishing, state forests and parks, lakes, rivers and streams, boating and water safety, trails, snowmobiling, skiing, education, enforcement, wildlife management, lands and minerals are managed by the DNR.
Agency Phone: 651-296-6157
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Dept. of
500 Lafayette Rd.

St. Paul
MN 55155

Division Name: Land Acquisition and Legal Services Section
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-259-5959
Division Fax: 651-297-3517
Division URL:
Division Address:
500 Lafayette Rd., Box 45

St. Paul
MN 55155-4045 |

Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

State lands under the jurisdiction and control of the commissioner of natural resources may be leased for the harvesting and removal of peat. The leases are usually issued through negotiation, but may also be issued through public lease sales.

Leases for the removal of peat that cover 320 or more acres must be approved by the State Executive Council.

Leases for the removal of peat from tax-forfeited lands are issued by the counties.

When a public lease sale is held, there will be a prospectus available for review.

Statutes: 92.50


When lands are offered through public lease sale, bidding form will be available upon request. For leasing through negotiation, send letter of interest with information on area and mining plans.


No fee for requesting a negotiated lease.

There may be a small fee for applying for a lease issued through public sale. The lease will require rental and royalty payments.

Period of Issuance:

Up to 25 years.

Length of Determination: The process of negotiating a lease or holding a lease sale will usually take several months.
Other Info:
Activity: Mining and Minerals
Lands, Public
License Detail URL:

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