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.

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.

Land Use Plan Resources

Land Use Plan Resources
Submit online survey and view the Land Use Plan Resources page

Download Maps

Download Maps
Maps for Saipan, Tinian & Rota are now available on our website. Click here to view and download maps.

Weekly Highlights

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

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report
The Department of Public Lands (DPL) released its 2017 Annual Report. Please click to see highlights.
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  • 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.