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The Department has a fiduciary responsibility to maximize the income from the sale and use of Trust lands and their products.
State Land Department Divisions
The Arizona State Land Department is organized into six major Divisions. Each Division consists of a number of Sections. In addition, a five-member Board of Appeals approves all sales and commercial leases for State lands.
Real Estate Division
Real Estate Division provides the support for Trust Lands in sales, commercial leasing and rights of way. The Division analyzes and makes recommendations concerning the sale or lease of State Trust Lands, with a responsibility to maximize revenue for the Trust beneficiaries. The Real Estate Division is responsible for the planning, engineering, appraisal and disposition functions of the Department.
Natural Resources Division
Natural Resources Division administers all natural resource-related leases, Natural Resource Conservation Districts and any natural resource issue affecting State Trust land.
Land Information, Title, and Transfer Division
Land Information, Title, and Transfer Division ensures the integrity of the State's land ownership title, manages public records, coordinates applications and prepares leases, permits and other contracts associated with the surface use of the state's 9.3 million acres of Trust land. The Division is also responsible for coordinating administrative appeals, hearings, Board of Appeals and litigation issues. It also administers the Arizona Preserve Initiative Program (API).
Information Systems and Resource Analysis Division
Information Systems and Resource Analysis Division manages the Department’s information systems including its business systems and Geographic Information System (GIS). The Division also provides state wide support for development and implementation of GIS in Arizona through the ALRIS program and the State Cartographer’s Office.
Board of Appeals
Board of Appeals approves all sales and commercial leases for State lands and also serves as an Administrative Review Board. Arizona Revised Statute §37-215 requires all land sales and commercial leases to be approved by the Board of Appeals.
Administration oversees the administrative functions of the Department including budget development and implementation, personnel, fiscal monitoring and reporting, accounting, purchasing, risk management and space management.