Real Estate Services

About Real Estate Services

Real Estate Services is responsible for administering the laws, regulations, policies and procedures protecting and managing Cherokee Nation lands and the restricted and trust lands of individual Indians within the 14-county jurisdictional area of Cherokee Nation. We provide advice and technical assistance to Cherokee Nation departments, Indian landowners and the public in general for the benefit of individual Indian landowners and Cherokee Nation. Transactions are processed through this offic

Frequently Asked Questions

The most-often asked question regarding Indian land

What is Meant by Probating an Estate?

Federal and state law provides for probating of estates to protect all parties who may have any interest in that estate. Probate is used to bring title into the name of heirs and to disburse Individual Indian Money (IIM) account funds.

What is Restricted Land?

A brief explanation of Restricted land and its benefits

What is USA Trust Land?

A brief explanation of Trust land and its benefits.

Your Last Will and Testament

New laws protect your rights as a property owner to transfer your property by will. By creating a Last Will and Testament, you can designate how your trust land will be transferred in trust to any Indian person or to your descendants even if they are not tribal citizens. or to any Indian co-owners or to the tribe of jurisdiction.