The beds and banks of navigable waterways are public lands. Some private uses of these lands require annual compensation through a lease pursuant to IDAPA 20.03.17 Rules Governing Leases on State-Owned Submerged Lands and Formerly Submerged Lands. Commercial uses such as marinas, stores and restaurants, as well as some private uses such as community docks, float homes, and other non-navigational encroachments require a submerged land lease.
- To apply for a lease, please complete the Application and return, along with the $150 application fee, to your local Supervisory Area Office.
- To request that your lease be assigned to someone else, complete the Assignment Application Form and return, along with the $150 application fee, to your local Supervisory Area Office.
- Review the Submerged Lands Lease Rent Schedule.
For additional information, review the Idaho Department of Lands Submerged Land Leases Procedures.