Category: Land Types

Tidelands

Although the sale of tidelands into private ownership is prohibited by the Constitution and statute, that was not always true. In the 1800’s the Legislature authorized the sale of tidelands, with the majority of such sales taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area....

School Lands

School Lands were granted to the State of California on March 3, 1853 by an Act of Congress (Ch. 145, 10 Stat. 244) for the purpose of supporting public schools. These lands consisted of the 16th and 36th sections of land in each township, save lands reserved for...

Swamp & Overflow Lands

On September 28, 1850, the United States enacted the Arkansas Swamp Lands Act. This legislation gave the states, including California, title to all the swamp and overflowed lands. Starting in 1855, the California Legislature authorized the sale...

Tidelands Inventories by County

A data summary has been prepared for each of the coastal counties of California and for the offshore islands. The inventory and the report were mandated by Public Resources Code Sections 6331 et seq.Del Norte | Humboldt | Islands | Los Angeles | Marin |...