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Application for Use of State Owned Uplands

Document Type: 
Application Submittal
Author Name: 
Bureau of Public Land Administration

The Bureau of Public Land Administration

Application for the Use of State-Owned Uplands

850-245-2720 |


Any application to use state land which would result in significant adverse impact to state land or associated resources shall not be approved unless the applicant demonstrates there is no other alternative and proposes compensation or mitigation acceptable to the Board of Trustees pursuant to paragraph 18-2.018(2)(i), Florida Administrative Code. Any requested use of state land which has been acquired for a specific purpose, such as conservation and recreation lands, shall be consistent with the original specified purpose for acquiring such land pursuant to paragraph 18- 2.018(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code.

Please be advised that applications deemed incomplete will be immediately returned to the Applicant with a request to provide any outstanding items

For express processing, please email your completed application to and mail your application fee in the form of a check and reference your application in the memo field to:     

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands
Bureau of Public Land Administration
3800 Commonwealth Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

*BE ADVISED: Submittal of a completed application shall not operate to create any rights or constituent any grounds for The Department to recommend approval of any requested use of State Land. The Board of Trustees (BOT) has the authority and reserves the right to deny any application. All costs incurred by applicants complying with the requirements of the application shall be at their own risk. Cost associated with obtaining an authorization are non-refundable and shall be assumed by the application including, but not limited to, all appraisals, all surveys, all title searches, and all recording fees.

Last Modified:
February 9, 2024 - 2:07pm

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