Federal Mineral Lease
Production of minerals, oil, and natural gas on federal lands is authorized under the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920. Through that act each state receives a portion of the revenue from leasing activity. The State of Colorado distributes a portion of those revenues to local governments.
Secure Rural Schools
The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS Act) provides payment derived in part through timber receipts and other leasing activities within National Forests back to county governments where those forests are located.
- US Forest Service SRS Website
- National Forest Payments - An Overview for Colorado Counties (PDF download)
DOI Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT)
"Payments in Lieu of Taxes" (or PILT) are Federal payments to local governments that help offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable Federal lands within their boundaries.
PILT Calculation Projections - Updated for 2016 PILT Payment
PILT estimates are for budgeting purposes. It is important to understand the underlying assumptions and to include additional information where available to develop the best projections possible.
Budget Program Administrator