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How do I find out who owns the mineral rights under my land?

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How do I find out who owns the mineral rights under my land?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Kentucky
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I do not know. We have not filed.
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Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 2 months ago.

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In order to determine this, you will have to go to your county land records office and review the property deeds for your land to determine who owns will likely have to search back to the state land patents (first deed) because mineral rights are often severed from the topsoil early on.

Also, you will need to look at the Oil, Mineral & Gas records to find out who holds the mineral rights to your land (the mineral rights are usually leased by the owner to a company).