The Bureau of Land Management has announced an increase in mining claim location and maintenance fees.
The adjusted annual maintenance fee is due on or before Sept. 1, 2019 for existing claims and sites. For lode claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites, the annual maintenance fee will be $165 per claim or site. For placer claims, the fee will be $165 for each 20 acres or portion thereof for each claim. Mining claimants must begin paying the new location and initial maintenance fees for any mining claim or site located on or after September 1st, 2019. Those who have already paid their annual maintenance fee for the 2020 assessment year will be given an opportunity to pay the additional amount without penalty, upon notice from the BLM.