Benchmarks

Jun 23, 2022 | Leases & Permits

Category 1

Location Rental Rate ($/SF) Last Updated Proposed Update
Colorado River $0.171 February 2017 2022
Sacramento River $0.214 April 2020 2025
Delta Area $0.168 April 2020 2025
Tomales Bay berths $0.133 December 2020 2025
Tomales Bay buoys* $140.00 December 2020 2025
Lake Tahoe berths $0.814 December 2021 2026
Lake Tahoe buoys* $273.00 December 2021 2026
San Francisco Bay Area $0.227 February 2022 2027
Southern California $0.451 June 2022 2027

*per buoy

Category 2

Location Rental Rate ($/SF) Last Updated Proposed Update
Solana Beach $46.80 October 2017 2022
Sandy Beach $3.69 August 2018 2023
Corte Madera $5.40 June 2019 2024
Black Point $0.47 June 2020 2025
Lake Tahoe $13.05 December 2021 2026
Huntington Harbour $41.22 June 2022 2027

** The Category 2 Benchmark may be discounted to reflect that the sovereign land being leased may not have the same utility as the upland property.

Note: Benchmarks are generally updated every five years.

Contacts

Surface & Submerged Lands Lease 
Land Management Division
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 South
Sacramento, CA 95825
916.574.1940

Mineral Lease and Geologic & Geophysical Survey Applications
Mineral Resources Management Division
301 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.590.5201