The Land Patents™ provides data on the locations and status of land patents on public land. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with a wide range patent types, grants individuals and companies homesteading, mining, ranching, logging rights on public land. The Land Patents™ is a source to see where these land patents are and have been.
The Land Patents™ is your definitive source for the status and ownership of homestead, grant, livestock, timber, mine, indian trust, and more patents.
- 2,200,994 Total Patents
- 760,885 Homesteads
- 621,033 Sales
- 119,475 Indian Trust Patents
- 82,668 Livestock
- 32,049 Timber Patents
A Shifting Landscape
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Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and land patents.
Understanding Patent Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Wether it is filing a patent or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Patent handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these patents harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.