Office of Mineral Resources

Leasing Manual

How to Acquire a Mineral Lease on State and State Agency Lands and Water Bottoms in the State of Louisiana


Step 5: Advertisement of State and State Agency Tracts Offered for Mineral Lease

C. Advertisement in the Official State and Parish Journals

The official state journal is The Advocate newspaper published in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A party interested in subscribing to this newspaper may contact the Circulation Department at (225) 388-0200 or via email at

Pursuant to LSA-R.S. 43:150 and 43:174, the Secretary of State's office maintains a list of the official parish journals as appointed for one-year terms (fiscal year beginning July 1st) by the parish governing authorities. The list includes the name, address, and telephone number of the newspaper, and the expiration date of the appointment. The list of official parish journals may be viewed online at The Secretary of State's Official Parish Journals listing.