A Guide to the Leasing and Easements Registers, 1979-2000
"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.
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.
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.).
[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