Agency Responsible for Managing STL:
Commissioner/Director Title & Name:
Vanessa Hickman, State Land Commissioner
Phone: (602) 542-4621
1616 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Original Trust Land Grant:
Current Trust Land Holdings:
9.2 million acres2
- Common Schools
- Normal School
- Agriculture & Mechanical Colleges
- Military Institutes
- School of Mines
- University Land Code
- University of Arizona
- School for the Deaf and Blind
- Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Buildings
- State Hospitals
- Miners' Hospital
- State Charitable, Penal, and Reformatory
In FY 2013, there were 9,343,070 leased surface acres, and 917,354 leased subsurface acres on state trust land. These leases brought in a total of $50,826,924, while non-lease revenue brought in $267,726,818. Total revenue from state trust lands in FY13 was $318,553,742; an increase of over $100 million from FY2012. Approximately 93% of all revenue generated by trust land goes to the Common School Trust, and is classified as either permanent or expendable receipts. Revenue gained from sales of both of state trust lands and natural products are directed to the Permanent Fund, while revenue from leases, permits, and interest is directly distributed to the beneficiaries. The primary beneficiary of the fund is K-12 schools, with other public education institutions, public hospitals, jails, and state buildings receiving smaller amounts.3
1 ASLD website - http://www.azland.gov/.
2 Arizona State Land Department FY2013 Annual Report.
3 All data from Arizona State Land Department FY2012 Annual Report.
For additional information on Arizona state trust lands visit the Children's Land Alliance Supporting Schools website.