The Bureau of Land Management's Legacy Rehost System (LR2000) provides a searchable database for public reports on BLM land and mineral use authorizations, conveyances, mining claims, withdrawals and classifications. This website enables users to access the same information over the Internet as in the BLM State Office Information Access Centers.
What information is not available through the LR2000 website?
Information on Alaska records are not available from this site. For more information, go to the Alaska State Office website. The original documents including patents (some are available at the Federal Land Patent Records website), deeds, leases, public land orders, and case files are not available over this website but can be viewed in the BLM Information Access Centers. Case Recordation does not include information on grazing, timber, mineral production, recreation, or other natural resource programs. For more information on other programs in the Federal Government use USA.gov or go to BLM's home page.
The General Land Office (GLO) Federal Land Patent Records Website provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. They also provide image access to more than three million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial Patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960's) are available as well. Images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810, are be added to the site on a state-by-state bases as each state's documents are completed.
The LR2000 website provides recent and historical land patent serial register pages from our Status System through the mid-1990s and in the Case Recordation System (see below) after that time.
This following systems are avaliable in LR2000 :
- Case Recordation (CR) contains information on leases, permits, contracts, grants, agreements, mineral patents, etc. issued by the BLM on federal actions affecting public lands of the United States. Authorizations are issued for the following activities: oil and gas, geothermal, oil shale, coal and other minerals, sand, gravel, rights-of-ways (communication sites, power facilities, roads, railroads, telephone lines, pipelines, wind power, solar power, and more), land exchanges and acquisitions, land use withdrawals, mineral patents, land classifications, land claims, land sales, land grants, etc. Information on the use authorization includes some customer data, location, date of issuance, the actions that have taken place, and other applicable information.
- Legal Land Description (LLD) contains cadastral survey data including meridian, township, range, section, survey type (aliquot part, lots, homestead surveys, mineral surveys, tracts, parcels, etc.), acreage, and geopolitical information including the geographic state, county, field office, and surface management agency (BLM, Forest Service, etc.). The surface management agency in LLD is coded as BLM, even when the land is privately owned, unless the land is located within a National Park, National Forest, etc.
- Mining Claim Recordation (MC) contains information on unpatented mining claims located on federal lands including some claimant names, approximate location, and other applicable information. Mineral patents are not contained in Mining Claim Recordation.
- Status (ST) contains information on title transfer documents, such as land patents, land grants, and warranty deeds, to and from the United States Government. Status also contains land withdrawal and classification information which is used to determine surface and subsurface segregation's on a parcel of land.