You can submit your SF-299 Application for a Communications Use through the BLM website.

Submitting your application online saves time in filing your application. The information provided is used to populate the SF-299 Application and it is then sent to the BLM to initiate review of your application. It is highly recommended you schedule an application review meeting with the BLM Field office and prepare your POD prior to filling out and submitting your eSF-299. If you wish to submit your SF-299 Application online please click on the following link (please allow pop-ups for this site):

Federal regulations contained in 43 C.F.R. 2804.11 and 2804.12 require applicants for communications use facilities located on public land to submit an application SF-299 form to the BLM. Once received by the BLM, the BLM will contact you through the email address provided before your application is considered complete.

The BLM will request the following information in order for your application to be considered complete:

  1. A map of the project, showing its proposed location and existing facilities adjacent to the proposal;
  2. Any plans, contracts, agreements, or other information concerning your use of the right-of-way and its effect on competition;
  3. A plan of development (POD) conforming to the POD template at
  4. Copies of the formal documents creating the entity, such as articles of incorporation, and including the corporate bylaws.

The BLM will also be determining and requesting your cost recovery fees based on the number of hours it will take the BLM to work on your application. Once the BLM has your application and the cost recovery fees, the BLM will notify you that your application is complete.

For any questions regarding the eSF-299 process or document requirements, email us at

For any problems submitting an eSF-299 application, contact us at the Public Help Desk.