Mining, Land & Water Applications and Forms

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Mining Forms


Affidavit of Annual Labor Form
  • Used annually to certify that the required annual labor was done on each mining claim. This document must be timely recorded in the appropriate recording district office. For additional information see the Annual Labor Fact Sheet. To change a recorded affidavit you will need to record an Amended Form.

Affidavit of Initial Production for Mining
  • Used to meet the State of Alaska's regulatory requirements to record an Affidavit of Initial Production for a new mining operation.

Applications for Permits to Mine in Alaska and Related Forms (APMA’s)
File Review Request Form
  • Form used to request a public document for review.

Notice of Operator Authorization - State Mineral Locations
  • All operators or lease holders submitting APMAs for operations on State mineral locations must submit a "Notice of Authorization" from the owner of record. This notice of authorization must name the operator and leaseholder (if different), the claims(s) by Name and ADL number(s), and the time frame (beginning and ending dates) for which the authorization remains in force. The Division of Mining, Land & Water will not issue any mining permits until we receive this Notice of Authorization. Please include it with your APMA.

Production Royalty on Locatable Minerals
  • Any miner who received a mining license in the previous year or if you are a claim owner, operator, lessee, or royalty interest recipient; you are required to file these forms by May 1. For additional information see Production Royalty Fact Sheet.

Quit Claim Deed for Mining Claims Form
  • Used to transfer ownership of a mining claim. This form must be recorded in the appropriate recording district office.

Rental Calculation Worksheet for Mineral Locations on State-Owned Land
  • Used to calculate the first rental payment due at the time of recording a new location certificate/notice.

State Mining Claim MTRSC Location Certificate/Notice
  • Used as a Posting Notice on new MTRSC mining location based on legal description. One copy goes on the appropriate corner post of the claim and one copy is recorded in the appropriate recording district. For more information see MTRSC New Locations Fact Sheet. To change a recorded certificate you will need to record an Amended Certificate.

State Mining Claim Traditional New Location Certificate/Notice
  • Used as a Posting Notice on new NON-MTRSC mining location based on the traditional method of locating on the ground. This is only for 40 acre claims that do not conform to MTRSC requirements. One copy goes on the appropriate corner post of the claim and one copy is recorded in the appropriate recording district. For more information see Staking Requirements for Mineral Locations on State Land. To change a recorded certificate you need will to record an Amended Form.

State Prospecting Site New Location Certificate/Notice
  • Used as a Posting Notice on new prospecting site location. One copy goes on the appropriate corner post of the claim and one copy is recorded in the appropriate recording district. For more information see Prospecting Site New Locations Fact Sheet. To change a recorded certificate you will need to record an Amended Form.

Traditional Claims Amended/Convert to MTRSC Location Notice/Certificate
Amended New Location Notice/Certificate forms

To change a recorded certificate you will need to record the appropriate amended form below:

Land Forms  /  Water Forms



Land Forms


Many Land forms are not available via the web. If you need an application form for an activity on state land that is not available here, contact our Public Information Center at (907) 269-8400 in Anchorage or (907) 451-2705 in Fairbanks.


Aquatic Farm Joint Agency Application Packet
Land Use Authorizations
Land Sales Forms
Development Plan

Environmental Risk Questionnaire

File Review Request Form
  • Form used to request a public document for review.

Kasilof Mooring Buoy - General Permit Application


Limited Material Permit


Material Sale Application

Public Recreational Easement (AS 34.17.100)

Reclamation Plan

Shore Fishery Application Form

Unorganized Borough Plat Certificate Templates

Unorganized Borough Plat Submittal Application


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Water Forms


Alaska Dam Safety Program Project Data Sheet
Alaska Dam Safety Program Visual Inspection Checklist
Alaska Water-Use Data System (AKWUDS) reporting form
  • AKWUDS (Alaska Water Use Data System) contains data on known water usage collected at locations throughout the state.

Application for Certificate of Approval to Construct, Modify, Remove, or Abandon a Dam
Application for Reservation of Water
Application for Temporary Water Use
  • Required for the temporary use (under 5 years) of a significant quantity of water as defined by law. There are no water rights associated with this permit. For additional information see the Water Rights in Alaska Fact Sheet.

Application to Transfer a Certificate of Approval to Operate a Dam
Application for Water Rights
  • Used by a property owner to initiate, develop, and perfect a water right for the beneficial use of water from a specific source of surface or ground water. For additional information see the Water Right Fact Sheet.

Change of Address for Water Rights
  • Used to notify the Water Management Section of an individuals change of Name or Mailing Address.

Change of Property Ownership for Water Rights
  • Used to notify the Water Management Section of a change in the ownership of property where a water right permit/certificate is established.

File Review Request Form
  • Form used to request a public document for review.

Hazard Classification and Jurisdictional Review Form
  • Used to determine the downstream hazard classification of a dam in accordance with 11 AAC 93.157 and to determine if a dam is under the jurisdiction of the Alaska Dam Safety Program based on the definition of a dam articulated under Alaska Statute 46.17.900(3).

Notice of Relinquishment of Water Rights Form
  • Must be signed by the owner of the property with a water right permit/certificate when the owner is voluntarily relinquishing all or part of the property's water right. This form must be notarized. For additional information see the Water Rights in Alaska Fact Sheet.

Request for Water Right Permit Extension
  • A one time permit extension may be granted for cause if the water right is not fully developed by the expiration date on the permit. For additional information see the Water Rights in Alaska Fact Sheet.

Statement of Beneficial Use of Water
  • Must be signed by the property owner to certify that water use on the property is fully developed. Once the water use if fully developed, a permanent water right certificate may be issued. This form must be notarized. For additional information see the Water Rights in Alaska Fact Sheet.

Water Well Record (Driller's Well Log) Form
  • Well Drillers are required to submit to the Division, a completed "well log" of each well drilled. For additional information see Alaska Hydrologic Survey.

Water Well Record Decommissioning Form
  • This form is intended to convey information regarding the decommissioning of a water well as required by both DEC and DNR. Add additional datasheets as necessary. For additional information see Alaska Hydrologic Survey.


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