getting mineral rights back

Asked September 4, 2018, 4:10 PM EDT

i have owned ten acres of land for over 20 years and 7 years ago bought ten more acres is there any way to get my mineral rights back there is no activity on land

Antrim County Michigan

1 Response

The State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has published information regarding mineral rights. It includes an explanation of ownership as well as retaining severed mineral rights. That document is located at https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/ogs-oilandgas-mineral-rights_257977_7.pdf

Information about mineral rights ownership can be found with the register of deeds in your county. You may also want to consult with an attorney about mineral rights and mineral development.

Additional information from MSU Extension on mineral rights can be found at http://www.canr.msu.edu/oil_and_gas/helpful_info_from_other_sources