We offer geothermal exploration permits and production leases through direct negotiation or competitive sealed bid. All leases are subject to approval by our board. Exploration permits can be issue by staff for up to 24 months. 

Colorado has documented potential for geothermal development at all scales! 

  • Electrical power generation
  • Residential heating and cooling
  • Commercial heating and cooling
  • De-icing
  • Horticulture
  • Recreational hot springs pools

Check out the Colorado Geological Survey to view useful maps and resources on geothermal potential.

For questions or assistance about geothermal leases, please contact Ben Teschner, Solid Minerals Leasing Manager, at 303-866-3454 x 3313 (benjamin.teschner@state.co.us)



Geothermal energy systems extract heat from the earth in order to power electrical generation systems, heat or cool buildings, and numerous other applications. Geothermal systems traditionally install wells to extract heat where there are very hot rocks near the surface of the earth.

The State Land Board's GIS Map Server can be used to located state trust land.

Yes, both are required.  See the State Land Board’s Bonding FAQs for more information.

We welcome your application. Please use the application form posted below under 'forms and instructions.'


Forms and Instructions

Customer contact information

Geothermal Lease Application