Use this new Proof of Labor form to comply with California recording law for mining claims
August 2, 2013Jerry Hobbs of Public Lands for the People asked us to send out this update regarding a new Proof of Labor form for mining claim holders in California.
During conversations with Kammi Foote, Inyo County Recorder, Hobbs learned that the current Proof of Labor form provided by the Bureau of Land Management does not comply with California laws.
Foote stated, "...the new forms issued by BLM for the annual proof of labor do not comply with California Recording law. Attached is a revised form that is recordable. I will contact BLM tomorrow and see what I can do to rectify the situation. In the meantime, can you please let your California members know that the new forms do not comply with California Recording law?
"I apologize to you and the all of the California mining community on behalf of BLM, because BLM releasing these un-recordable forms to the public will cause delays in recording, additional unnecessary expenses and confusion."
Ms. Foote provided a revised Proof of Labor form that satisfies both BLM and California requirements.
Here is the revised form: Revised Proof of Labor form (pdf)