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 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 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.
Winter Dock Storage
Frey Dock and Barge, Hayden Lake – Windy Bay
Frey Dock and Barge, Coeur d’Alene Lake – Rockford Bay
Harrison Dock Builders, Coeur d’Alene – Powderhorn Bay
North Idaho Maritime, Coeur d’Alene Lake – Cougar Bay
Department Contact – Boise Staff Office
Eric Wilson, Bureau Chief
Resource Protection and Assistance Bureau
For questions specific to a location, please contact the nearest Supervisory Area
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