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Land Sales and Exchanges

Grassy wetland with hills and trees on either side.Approximately 1.5 million acres of surface and subsurface lands across Oregon are managed by the Department of State Lands. The Department occasionally sells and exchanges land owned by DSL for full market value to maximize revenue contributed to the Common School Fund. DSL also conducts planning activities on some large parcels of land with the potential to be developed for industrial, commercial, and residential use, the proceeds from which benefit the Common School Fund.

Generally, it is the policy of the State Land Board to retain mineral rights. DSL also processes some land transactions on behalf of other state agencies. 



Apply to Purchase or Exchange Land

Applications to purchase or exchange state lands may be submitted to DSL for consideration, following a required pre-application consultation with DSL staff. There may be additional fees if multiple parcels or geothermal and mineral rights are requested.

Applications

Following the direction of the State Land Board, the Department will evaluate the financial, natural, cultural, and recreational impacts of proposals under consideration. The public also has the opportunity to provide feedback on the sale or exchange. DSL uses this information to recommend to the Land Board whether to sell or exchange the parcels under study; the Land Board must also approve the final transaction.

Open for Public Review and Comment

Submit a comment on a land transaction here. If no list appears below, there are no land transactions currently open for comment.

Property Name
BLM Classification Decision for In Lieu Lands
Transaction #
64522-LA and 64523-LA
County
Linn County
Location
40.5 acres Township 14 South, Range 1 East, Section 26, Tax Lot 9800 and 121.6 acres in Township 12 South, Range 4 East, Sections 30 and 31, Tax Lots 3600 and 3900​​​
Supporting Documents
Status
Open for Comment
Comment Deadline
4/9/2024
Additional information
The DSL ​public comment period is open from January 12, 2024 - April 9, 2024.​ Comments can be made in the online form​ or sent via mail.

​ Alternatively, or additionally, you may contact the BLM, as indicated in their above-linked notice.

Potential Sales and Exchanges

Property Name
Large lot industrial parcel
Transaction #
62215-LS
County
Deschutes County
Location
780 acres in Township 15 South, Range 13 East, Sections 32 and 33, Tax Lot 130.​
Supporting Documents

Status
Closed for Comment
Comment Deadline
1/15/2020
Additional information
Process on hold until August 2023.
Property Name
New land creation parcel
Transaction #
62440-LS
County
Klamath County
Location
8.14 acres of fill to be created adjacent to: Township 37 South, Range 7 East, Section 25, TL 4401, and Section 36, TL 5901; Township 38 South, Range 7 East, Section 1, TL 101; Township 38 South, Range 8 East, Section 6, TL 200 & 300.​
Supporting Documents
Status
Closed for Comment
Comment Deadline
11/20/2020
Additional information
Property Name
Filled land parcel
Transaction #
63360-LS
County
Clatsop County
Location
0.70 acres in Township 08 North, Range 09 West, Section 07 CA, Tax Lots 401 and 402.​​​
Supporting Documents
Status
Closed for Comment
Comment Deadline
11/20/2021
Additional information
Property Name
W. Hayden Island land exchange
Transaction #
55904-LE
County
Multnomah County
Location
​T02N, R01E, Sec. 19, TL 200; T02N, R01E, Sec. 28, TL 200; T02N, R01E, Sec. 29, TL 100; T02N, R01E, Sec. 30, TL 100; T02N, R01W, Sec. 24, TL 100.
Supporting Documents
Status
Closed for Comment
Comment Deadline
5/19/2023
Additional information
After in-depth historical ownership reviews by both DSL and The Port of Portland, the parties have determined the best course of action to settle ownership disputes is to enter into a settlement agreement and exchange quitclaim deeds to formally establish a line where the Ports ownership ends, and DSL's ownership begins on West Hayden Island. Additionally, both parties will grant each other access easements to their respective properties allowing uninterrupted continuation of land management for both parties.​​
Property Name
Filled land parcel at Port of Astoria
Transaction #
64749-LS
County
Clatsop County
Location
1.03 acres of fill to be created adjacent to Township 08 North, Range 09 West, Section 13, Tax Lot 100​
Supporting Documents
Status
Closed for Comment
Comment Deadline
1/1/2024
Additional information
Port of Astoria is seeking to create, and subsequently purchase, 1.03 acres of new lands within the Columbia River for the purpose of rehabilitating Pier 2 West.​

Approved Sales and Exchanges 

Transactions approved by the State Land Board following public comment and review.

Property Name
North Tongue Point
Transaction #
61596-LS
County
Clatsop County
Location

​15.23 acres in Township 08 North, Range 09 West, Section 11, Tax Lot 5800

Supporting Documents
Additional information
This parcel was approved for sale by the Oregon State Land Board on June 8, 2021. Process on hold.
Property Name
Ocean Terminals Co.
Transaction #
48305-LS
County
Coos County
Location
T25S, R13W, Sec 10; Tax Lots 500 & 600 and T25S, R13W, Sec 15AA; Tax Lot 100​
Supporting Documents
Additional information

​Process on hold​​




CONTACT

View the Lands staff territory map to see the best contact for your county.

Eastern Oregon
Vernon Wolf, Property Manager
541-419-7650
Vernon.Wolf@dsl.oregon.gov 

Western and Central Oregon
Shawn Zumwalt, Property Manager
971-332-0807
Shawn.Zumwalt@dsl.oregon.gov

Forms

A pre-application consultation is required before submitting an application. Email us to schedule a meeting.

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