The purpose of this web page is to provide immediate access to a digital file of public information relative to properties which have been transferred to private ownership where the State of Louisiana has retained the mineral interest. This information is intended to serve only as an initial reference for research and does not purport to provide evidence of a complete mineral history of the property shown herein. This information does not substitute for the need to conduct complete mineral analyses. The information and data on this site are dynamic and will change over time. We strive, in good faith, to provide current, reliable and accurate information; however, we fully recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error occurring. We, the Office of State Lands, Division of Administration, State of Louisiana, its employees, officers and agencies, deny any warranty (expressed or implied) of accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of any information published via this site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by usage and reliance upon the accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person or entity that relies upon such information obtained from this site does so at his or her own risk.
By proceeding further, the user acknowledges that he/she has read the foregoing statement and understands that any actions taken by the user based on the information provided in this website are undertaken at users own risk.
ABOUT THE DATA
The inventory maintains data relative to properties which have been transferred to private ownership where the State of Louisiana has retained the mineral interest. A state mineral reservation in certain properties transferred from the State of Louisiana began with the advent of the 1921 State Constitution on June 18, 1921 and continues with the current State Constitution. The Louisiana Office of State Lands is responsible for maintaining this centralized inventory in as current and comprehensive a manner as is practicable.
The inventory is comprised of electronic data files maintained upon a Division of Administration secure restricted-access computer server compiled from hardcopy tax adjudication, tax severance homestead, state severance homestead and other land sale records on file in the Louisiana Office of State Lands.
The inventory does not contain information relative to the State of Louisiana’s mineral interest that may be a result of Judicial Decisions or other information on file in the Office of Mineral Resources of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.
The location and accuracy of parcels of land shown on this web site is approximate. The Office of State Lands used maps of record obtained from parish Clerk of Court and Assessors Offices, Internet searches, township plats and other maps and information on file in the Office of State Lands to locate parcels of land shown on this web site. These maps were digitized and spatially referenced to an apparent location using aerial photography. No on ground field survey data was used to locate the parcels of land shown on this web site.
DOWNLOADABLE GIS DATA
The digital file obtained using the following link is a zipped ESRI Shapefile projected to UTM Zone 15 North NAD83. This data is subject to additions and revisions as information is received by the Office of State Lands and will be updated monthly. Users should check this web page from time to time for updated versions of the data.