How-To Guide

How to Remit Royalty Payments

The basic procedures for remitting royalty payments are set forth below. For comprehensive requirements, please refer to the Monthly Report of Minerals Subject to State Royalty – Instructions [Download:Microsoft Word Format (DOC)]

Should you have any questions, please contact Taletha Shorter at (225) 342-3069 or Taletha.Shorter@la.gov

Basic Procedures
  1. Contact Taletha Shorter to obtain your payor number and complete a Payor Information Sheet [Download:Microsoft Excel Format (XLS)].

  2. Prepare a Payor Notification Form [Download:Microsoft Excel Format (XLS)] for each of the properties on which you will pay.

  3. Royalty payments are to be made monthly using the Monthly Report of Minerals Subject to State Royalty [Download:Microsoft Excel Format (XLS)orAdobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)] or the Monthly Report of Minerals Subject to State Royalty - ONLINE [Microsoft Excel 2007 Format (XLSX),Microsoft Excel 2007 Format (XLSX)]. Oil royalty is due the 25th of the month following disposition. Gas and plant products are due the 25th of the 2nd month following disposition. An acknowledgement form [Download:Microsoft Excel Format (XLS)orAdobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)] must accompany the report.
  4. Royalty payments [Download:Microsoft Word Format (DOC)] exceeding $50,000.00 must be sent via ACH or wire transfer. Failure to do so may result in a late payment penalty.

  5. Interest and penalty charges are applicable on late royalty payments. Interest charges cannot be waived; however, penalty waivers can be granted. All penalty waiver requests must be detailed in writing and are granted by the State Mineral & Energy Board or their designee.

  6. Any single credit adjustment over $25,000 must go through a recoupment process. Detailed worksheets must accompany any recoupment request and are granted by the State Mineral and Energy Board.

  7. All the items mentioned above should be sent to P.O. Box 44277, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70804-4277. 

Forms mentioned on this page...
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Monthly Report of Minerals Subject to State Royalty Microsoft Excel 2007 Format (XLSX) Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Format (XLS) Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)  
Monthly Report of Minerals Subject to State Royalty - ONLINE Microsoft Excel 2007 Format (XLSX) Microsoft Excel 2007 Format (XLSX)    
Monthly Report of Minerals Subject to State Royalty – Instructions     Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) Microsoft Word Format (DOC)
Payor Information Sheet   Microsoft Excel Format (XLS)    
Payor Notification Form   Microsoft Excel Format (XLS)    
Royalty Acknowledgement Form   Microsoft Excel Format (XLS) Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)  
Royalty Payments       Microsoft Word Format (DOC)