Community Development And Services

BLM Land Nominations

BLM Land Sale Auction Nomination Process for Fall 2019:

The City of Henderson is now accepting requests for nominations for the Fall 2019 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Sale Auction. 

In order to meet all required review and approval processes, requests for nominations must be submitted to the City of Henderson no later than Monday, August 13th at 5:00pm.  

Under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, the BLM may sell land in the Southern Nevada disposal area that has been nominated for sale by the local jurisdiction. The local jurisdiction will first complete an internal and external review process to determine if there is any public need for the land and if the land will be able to be served by all necessary infrastructure (roads, utilities, etc.).

In the City of Henderson, the nomination process begins with a staff-level review.  Requested parcel(s) will be reviewed at the staff and management level, and then, if approved, forwarded to City Council for their consideration. 

Once the land sales nomination process is complete and approved by the City of Henderson, it is forwarded to the BLM, which must complete certain environmental and cultural studies and prepare their documentation for public auction of the parcel(s).  That process takes approximately one year.  Therefore, a nomination made this fall (2018) may be included in the BLM auction next fall (2019).  Auctions are typically scheduled twice a year.

Requesting BLM Land:

The applicant must submit a letter requesting Henderson to nominate BLM land(s) to the City of Henderson’s Community Development and Services Department. Please be advised that the names of those nominating parcels are public information and will be provided upon inquiry. The letter must include, at a minimum, the following:

  • The Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) and legal description of the land requested for sale;
  • The proposed use of the land;
  • The number of acres of each parcel;
  • A map clearly depicting the parcel(s) or portion thereof in the context of the surrounding vicinity; and
  • The applicant’s contact information including name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Please submit these items to Sean Robertson at sean.robertson@cityofhenderson.com.  Sean may also be reached at (702) 267-1537 if you would like additional information.