Phone: (928) 871-6447
P.O. Box 69
St. Michaels, AZ 86511
General Land Development Department
The Navajo Nation General Land Development Department administers developmental actions on approximately 17 million acres of Navajo Trust and Fee Lands with the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. GLDD is among
thirteen departments within the Division of Natural Resources in the Navajo Nation Government. GLDD is charges with leasing authority of Telecommunications; Easements for all Right-of-Ways (Oil & Gas lines, Power
lines, Water lines, Service Line Agreements, etc.), Land Withdrawals, Permits, Mission Sites, Permit to Drill and Permission to survey.
GENERAL LEASING REGULATIONS OF 2013
The US Department of Interior approved the â€œNavajo Nation General Leasing Regulations of 2013â€, giving the Navajo Nation authority to issue its own leases, permits,
agriculture, public relations, education, recreation, and residential leases on fee and trust lands. Thus, the Navajo Nation established a General Land Development
Department to process all leases and conduct environmental reviews. All leases, permits and Rights-of-Way are electronically processed and stored in the Navajo Nation
GLDD administratively processes 164 projects electronically using our unique software. All projects are reviewed and voted on by all pertinent Executive offices and
approved in a timely manner. Utilizing the aforementioned software, GLDD has greatly expedited the 164 Review Process and ensures transparency and efficiency.
GLDD has greatly reduced the time in which it took to process development applications by switching to electronic processing.
The Navajo Nation General Land Development Department (GLDD) administers developmental actions on approximately 17 million acres of Navajo Trust and Fee Lands with the
states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. GLDD is charged with the leasing and permitting authority for all Navajo Nation Trust and Fee lands. GLDD handles permits and
leases for Telecommunication Towers, Right-of-Ways (Oil, Gas, Electrical, and Water), Service Line Agreements, Land Withdrawals, Mission Site Permits, Permits to Drill
and Permissions to Survey.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTALS
Letter of Application
Environmental Reviews (Biological and Cultural Resources Compliance Form)
Field Clearance / Consents
Supporting Chapter Resolution
Click HERE to watch The Land Withdrawal Process in the Navajo Language