Shore Fishery Leases Processing Steps for Setnet Lease Applications

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  • New lease and Amendment applicants do all 15 steps.
  • Renewal applicants do only step 15.
  1. Stake site(s) between May 2 and October 15. Please provide photographic evidence of each site(s). Get a staking example.
  2. Submit application with a $100.00 non-refundable filing fee within 30 days of staking site(s) AND between June 1 and October 15. Get Shore Fishery Lease Application
  3. DNR reviews application, then prepares public notice and faxes it to the newspaper with a copy to the applicant.
  4. Applicant pays for newspaper ad.
  5. Thirty day public review period begins the first day the ad is published.
  6. Allow approximately 35 days for any protests to be mailed (the protest date is the date the protest is postmarked).
  7. DNR must receive an affidavit of publication, either directly from the newspaper or from the applicant.
  8. If no protests are received, then DNR sends applicant a shore fishery diagram preparation packet.
  9. Applicant’s surveyor or draftsperson prepares the diagram, then sends a preliminary diagram to DNR within 90 days or requests a 150-day extension, by notarized affidavit (11 AAC 64.260(f)).
    Get Shore Fishery Diagram Instructions
  10. Applicant submits the $150.00 diagram review fee to DNR within 90 days.
  11. DNR reviews preliminary diagram and returns to applicant's drafts-person for corrections. Get Shore Fishery Sample Diagram
  12. Applicant's draftsperson makes final corrections and returns it to DNR with original mylar (within 90 days).
  13. DNR reviews mylar to make sure all corrections have been made.
  14. DNR prepares lease document and mails to applicant for signature.
  15. Applicant signs 2 original copies of lease document in front of a notary or postmaster and returns BOTH to DNR with the $300.00 rental for the first year (no rent payment is required for a lease amendment if the rent payment is current; lease renewals also require a $100 renewal fee).

Total cost for lease issuance will vary somewhat depending on cost of the ad and amount charged by the drafts-person or surveyor. Total amount paid to DNR is $550 ($100 application fee, $150 diagram review fee, $300 first year’s rental). The yearly rent after issuance is $300.

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