2017 Mining Claim Maintenance Fees

by Christina Lowe | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

September first is right around the corner, and for those of us in the mining industry, this is a very important date. Now is the time to gather your mining claim information together, and either file your waiver or pay the $155 maintenance fee to the BLM. Maintenance requirements are based on the assessment year which begins September 1, and ends the following September 1.

Do you qualify for a small miner's waiver? 

You may file a Small Miner's Waiver (by September 1, 2017) if you own ten or fewer claims and/or sites throughout the assessment year nationwide and will perform $100 worth of assessment work on your claims for the upcoming assessment year (by December 30, 2018). For more information on the small miner's waiver, contact the BLM State Office, for which your claim is located in.

BLM Pay Portal - Pay your maintenance fees online!

Looking for the easiest way to pay your maintenance fees? The BLM has an online payment portal so you can easily make a secure payment for your mining claim.

This site is available 24 hours a day.

Click Here to pay your maintenance fee online.

Click Here to view BLM forms.

New Payment Portal Feature:

Pay your maintenance fees with the new, mobile Payment Portal system. To access the Payment Portal on your mobile phone or tablet, simply open a web browser and type in

Alternately, you can type "BLM Payment Portal" into any search engine to find and open the website. Once the website opens up on your phone, you will be able to search for and make payments in the same way that you do on your computer. Please call you BLM State Office or enter a help desk ticket if you have questions or need assistance with this new feature.


DLTI's Annual Turn Key Service

We can help you take care of your maintenance fees!

Our annual turnkey service includes paying your September 1st fees, and having our field team go out and inspect your claim. If you haven't been to your claim in a while, this is a great service to take advantage of. While the field team is out at your claim, they will take pictures of all four corners, and replace them if necessary. You can rest assured that your claim is in good standing, and that your maintenance fees have been taken care of. The annual contract/agreement that our company offers is $545 / year.

Contact us today, we are here to help!


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