The DPL partners with its lessees to maximize the mutual benefits that are derived from public land leasing. Such partnerships fuel a significant part of the local economy, so the NMI Government continuously endeavors to make its local regulations more business-friendly.
For any inquiries about our Homestead program, contact our Homestead division at 234-3751.
Visit Managaha Island While Vacationing in Saipan. Located off the coast of Saipan, Managaha Island is the most popular of all tourist attractions on Saipan.

Festivals and Celebrations

Festivals and Celebrations in the Northern Marianas. Saipan, Tinian and Rota have many events throughout the year to celebrate holidays and other festivals.Tempera will be able to fulfil as well.

Hafa Adai, Tirow and Hello!
Welcome to the Department of Public Lands' website.

Since its inception in 1979, the current DPL has taken giant steps in having an active role in the caretaking, management, and disposition of public lands in the CNMI. February 22, 2006 was a milestone in the history of the DPL. Public Law 15-2 allowed the administration to assume control of the former autonomous agency, the Marianas Public Lands Authority (MPLA) thus allowing a time of reflection and clarification of corporate objectives within the agency.


Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights
To see our weekly highlights of activities click here.

Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands
The CNMI includes all islands in the Mariana Archipelago except Guam which is the southernmost island of the chain and a separate U.S. territory..

Village Maps

Village Maps
Village Maps for Saipan are now available on our website. Click here to view and download maps.

Visit the Mariana Islands

Visit the Mariana Islands
The mission of the Marianas Visitors Authority is to promote and develop the Northern Mariana Islands as a premier destination of choice for visitors from throughout the world while providing a maximum quality of life for our people.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Public Lands (DPL), as trustees for public lands in the Commonwealth, is to develop and adopt a strategic land use plan that promotes cultural and economic growth for the benefit of our present and future generations. The plan provides for the efficient and effective services in the management, use, disposition and development of public lands for the economic and social betterment of the Commonwealth.