Leases & Permits

Tahoe Boathouses. Photo by Mark Hinte. Cropped.

Online System for Customer Applications and Records (OSCAR)

Welcome to OSCAR, the Commission’s Online System for Customer Applications and Records. Through OSCAR the Commission can accept and process applications and jurisdictional inquiries. Once an application is submitted the applicant can revisit OSCAR to check on the status of the application. Below is a brief video that explains how to use OSCAR.

Rent & Benchmark Information

Rent / Benchmarks

Commission lease terms may run from several months to 49 years. Rent is generally based on a percent of the land value or an established benchmark appraisal. Below are the benchmarks we use to establish uniform rental rates:

Proposed Benchmarks

Submit Paper Applications

Download our Application for Use of State Lands.

Submit paper applications to:
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento CA 95825

Pay by Credit Card

You may use a credit card to pay your bill by calling our Accounting Unit at 916.562.0026.


Surface & Submerged Lands Lease 
Land Management Division
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Mineral Lease and Geologic & Geophysical Survey Applications
Mineral Resources Management Division
301 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802

Partnership Agencies

As part of the leasing process, lease applicants or project proponents may be required to obtain permits from national, state, or local agencies having jurisdiction over the project. Below is a list of other regulatory agencies: