Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Leasing and Easements Registers, 1979-2000


Creator: Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division.
Title: Leasing and Easements Registers
Dates: 1979-2000
Abstract: The registers list easements and surface leases of various types over a 21 year period. One registers contains information on timber sales.
Identification: AR.108.110.114
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet, (1 oversized box, 1 document box)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Historical Note

"Commercial coastal easements (LC) are generally issued for commercial projects on coastal public land when the applicant has an ownership interest in the adjacent uplands (TNRC§33). Coastal surface leases (SL) are generally issued for all other commercial projects on state-owned submerged land."

"The Texas General Land Office issues surface, or upland, leases, which authorize activities such as farming, ranching, hunting, recreation, and timber production on state-owned lands. Uplands Leasing is responsible for over 750,000 acres of Permanent School Fund (PSF) land located throughout 140 counties in Texas."

-- taken from the Texas General Land Office website on Managing State Lands.

Scope and Contents of the Records

Three registers and a brief index make up this collection of leases and easements. Though obsolete, the information provided such as individual or company and the terms of the lease or easement including price paid and duration may be of interest for historical purposes.

The Structure Registrations volume records much of the same information as the other registers but refers to leases for structures built out in the water.


The Registers generally contain the same information: Lessee, location, price and acreage arranged sequentially by file number.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Index Terms

Gulf Coast (Tex.)
Registers (lists)
Submerged lands--Texas.
Volumes (documents by form)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Leasing and Easements Registers (AR.108.110.114). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Leasing and Easements Registers, 1979-2000

OS 87 Coastal Easements and Commercial Leases Register, 1986-1993
G706 Special Easement and Escheated Lands, 1985-2000
Upland Surface Leases, and Timber Sales, 1979-1986
Upland Surface Leases, Easements and Timber Sales, 1979-1995
Structure Registrations, 1980s