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Submerged Land Lease

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. 

Lease Process

For additional information, review the Idaho Department of Lands Submerged Land Leases Procedures.


Department Contact – Boise Staff Office

Andrew Smyth, Program Manager
Public Trust Lands
(208) 334-0248

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