Leases & Permits

Online System for Customer Applications and Records

The Commission has an online portal, the Online System for Customer Applications and Records (OSCAR), to submit applications. You can access training videos on how to create an account and submit an application through the portal. To submit a paper application, download our Application for Use of State Lands or request a paper application by calling our office at 916.574.1940.

Rent and 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:


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