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Information current as of May 20, 2013.
SONRIS Database Access

Natural Resources, Office of the Secretary

Many of the public records maintained by the Department of Natural Resources Office of Mineral Resources are freely available online from SONRIS, the Department of Natural Resources’s Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System, at www.sonris.com. Use high-technology tools such as:

  1. Document Access to retrieve and view Office of Mineral Resources document images such as official state mineral lease and state operating agreement file documents, including releases, state agency leases granted by the State Mineral Board, and the official minutes and resolutions from State Mineral Board regular meetings and state mineral lease sales.
  2. Database Access to retrieve Office of Mineral Resources database records providing comprehensive information as to the granting and administration of state mineral leases and state operating agreements and the granting of state agency mineral leases by the State Mineral Board, including same-day state mineral lease sale reports.
  3. GIS (Geographic Information System) Access to retrieve interactive state mineral leasing map layers sourced by the Office of Mineral Resources that provide data on tracts offered for state and state agency mineral lease and exclusive geophysical agreement at the upcoming two (2) monthly state mineral lease sales; new state mineral leases (appears approximately three (3) weeks after the sale); active state mineral leases and state operating agreements; recent releases; proposed and existing state and state agency exclusive geophysical agreements; and otherwise unavailable acreage.

The Office of Mineral Resources invites the public to use the computers in the public reference area of its Baton Rouge office for high-speed access to SONRIS, as well as to use its guidelines for online access to its database records and document images (provided separately).

Access SONRIS online at: http://www.sonris.com

Contact Information
( 888 ) 792 - 0432
SONRIS Helpdesk
Physical Address
617 N 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
PO Box 94396
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 4500
Fax Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 5861
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed