Public Resources Code

Laws & Regulations

The primary location of the Commission’s statutory authority is in Divisions 6, 7, 7.5, 7.7, 7.8 and 36 of the Public Resources Code and Government Code. The links to laws governing the Commission below will take you to the California Legislative website. Those statutes can be found by using the links below to the California Legislature’s website.

  • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions 6001-6009.1
  • CHAPTER 2. The State Lands Commission and the Division of State Lands 6101-6111
  • CHAPTER 3. Powers and Duties Generally 6201-6226
  • CHAPTER 3.2. Sea Grant Program 6230-6238
  • CHAPTER 3.4. California Coastal Sanctuary 6240-6244
  • CHAPTER 4. Administration and Control of Swamp, Overflowed, Tide, or Submerged Lands, and Structures Thereon
    • ARTICLE 1. Administration and Control Generally 6301-6320
    • ARTICLE 2. Control of Structures 6321-6327
    • ARTICLE 2.5. Survey and Mapping of Ungranted Tide and Submerged Lands 6331-6342
    • ARTICLE 3. Procedure on Establishment of Ordinary High-Water and Low-Water Mark 6357-6360
  • CHAPTER 4.5. Development of State Lands 6370-6378
  • CHAPTER 5. Reservation of Minerals 6401-6407
  • CHAPTER 6. Exchange of Certain Lands With the Federal Government 6441-6445
  • CHAPTER 7. Quiet Title Actions 6461-6465
  • CHAPTER 8. State Teachers’ Retirement Lands Act 6475-6477
  • CHAPTER 1. General Leasing Law 6501-6509
  • CHAPTER 2. Development and Improvement of Granted Tide and Submerged Lands 6701-6707
  • CHAPTER 3. Oil and Gas and Mineral Leases
    • ARTICLE 1. Provisions Relating to All State Lands 6801-6819
    • ARTICLE 2. Provisions Relating to Oil and Gas Leases Generally 6826-6836
    • ARTICLE 3. Oil and Gas Leases on Lands Other Than Tide and Submerged Lands 6851-6855
    • ARTICLE 4. Oil and Gas Leases on Tide and Submerged Lands and Beds of Navigable Rivers and Lakes 6870-6879
    • ARTICLE 5. Minerals Other Than Oil and Gas 6890-6900
    • ARTICLE 5.5. Geothermal Resources 6901-6925.2
    • ARTICLE 6. Extraction of Sodium Chloride From Specified Lands 6926-6932
  • CHAPTER 4.1. Leases for Taking Minerals From Waters and Certain Lands 6991-6996
  • CHAPTER 5. Oil and Gas and Mineral Leases by Public Agencies 7051-7062
  • CHAPTER 1. Sale of School Lands and Lieu Lands
  • CHAPTER 2. Sale of Swamp and Overflowed Lands
    • ARTICLE 1. Swamp and Overflowed Lands Subsequent to September 19, 1939 7501
    • ARTICLE 2. Swamp and Overflowed Lands Sold Prior to September 19, 1939 7521-7537
    • ARTICLE 3. Provisions Relating to All Swamp and Overflowed Lands 7551-7556
  • CHAPTER 3. Sale of Inland Lake and Unsegregated Swamp and Overflowed Lands 7601-7609
  • CHAPTER 4. Provisions Relating to Public Lands Generally
    • ARTICLE 1. Applications for Purchase of Lands 7705-7706
    • ARTICLE 2. Payments, Certificates of Purchase, and Patents 7723-7733
    • ARTICLE 6. Contests 7921-7927
    • ARTICLE 7. Correction of Incorrect Descriptions of Patented Lands 7951-7958
    • ARTICLE 8. Procedure on Improper Sales and Abandonment of Entries 7971-7977
    • ARTICLE 9. Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to State Lands 7991-7993
    • ARTICLE 10. State Maps and Surveys 8001-8025
    • ARTICLE 11. Exemption From Condemnation 8030
  • CHAPTER 5. Sale of University Lands 8101-8106
  • CHAPTER 1. Sites for Aids to Navigation 8301
  • CHAPTER 3. Conveyances by Counties for National Park Purposes 8401-8403
  • CHAPTER 4. Grazing Lands
    • ARTICLE 1. Regulating Grazing on Federal Lands 8501-8508
    • ARTICLE 2. Cooperation with Federal Agencies in Relation to Grazing Lands 8551-8558
  • CHAPTER 1. School Land Bank Act 8700-8716
  • CHAPTER 2. Land Exchanges for Renewable Energy-Related Projects 8720-8723
  • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions 8750-8751
  • CHAPTER 2. Prevention, Inspection, Response, Containment, and Cleanup Programs 8752-8760
  • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions 71200-71202
  • CHAPTER 2. Ballast Water Management Requirements 71203-71210.5
  • CHAPTER 3. Research and Program Evaluation 71211-71213
  • CHAPTER 4. Marine Invasive Species Control Fund 71215
  • CHAPTER 5. Civil and Criminal Penalties and Liability 71216-71217
  • CHAPTER 6. Repeal 71271