3560 State Lands Commission
Program Descriptions


The State Lands Commission manages all ungranted state sovereign lands consistent with the common law public trust doctrine and prudent land use and management practices. The Commission issues leases and permits for the use and occupation of public trust lands under its jurisdiction based upon environmental, economic, health, safety and public benefit considerations. The program also manages all state school lands to ensure the greatest economic return to the State Teachers' Retirement System. The Commission also oversees the administration of public trust lands legislatively granted to local jurisdictions to manage on behalf of the State, including the major ports in the State.