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 Navigable Waterways. 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 Attachment A for Multiple Applicants, if needed) and return, along with the $425 application fee, to your local Supervisory Area Office.
- To request that your lease be assigned to someone else, complete the Instrument Assignment Application Form and return, along with the $200 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.