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Sand and Gravel Royalty License or Lease
A Sand and Gravel License or Lease is an authorization issued by the Department allowing removal, use or sale of rock, sand and/or silt (material) from state-owned submerged and submersible lands and/or state-owned dredge spoils that have been placed on uplands.
 
A Lease is an authorization granted for a term not to exceed 10 years and allowing the exclusive removal, sale or use of state-owned material.
 
A License is an authorization granted for a term of less than 3 years and allowing the non-exclusive removal, sale or use of state-owned material.
 
Any Sand and Gravel Royalty License or Lease issued for the removal, use or sale of state-owned material will require payment of compensation to the Department. 
 
Exempt activities, such as the removal of 50 cubic yards or less per year for personal use, will not require compensation but do require notice to the Department of at least 30 calendar days prior to any activity.
 
The Department’s Wetland/Waterway Conservation Division administers the Oregon Removal/Fill law, enacted in 1967.  This law requires many removal activities in streams, lakes, estuaries and wetlands, to have a Removal/Fill permit.  This is a separate and distinct program from the Sand and Gravel Royalty program. 
 
Prior to removal, use or sale of material from state-owned submerged and submersible lands, both a Sand and Gravel Royalty License or Lease and a Removal/Fill permit may be required. 
 
A link to Removal/Fill program information is provided from the menu to the left.
 
 
If you have questions, contact the DSL Property Manager for the county in which the land is located.