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Car Tag Compact Information


Cherokee Nation is pleased to announce that two motor vehicle compacts have been negotiated and signed with the state of Oklahoma.



I.  IN-JURISDICTION COMPACT


  • We have expanded our boundaries to include all of Mayes, Muskogee, Rogers, Tulsa, & Wagoner Counties.
  • This compact allows citizens to register vehicles at the current Cherokee Nation rate.
  • The new compact is now effective as of November 2013

Please click here for a complete list of documents.



II.  AT-LARGE COMPACT


  • All Cherokee Nation Citizens living in Oklahoma are now eligible to purchase car tags. 
  • The rate will be the same as the State with a 10% discount at the time of purchase. 
  • This new compact is now effective as of June 2014

Please click here for a complete list of documents

       

 

General Contact
tags@cherokee.org (918) 453-5100

Tag Office

At-Large Motor Vehicle Registration

Proof of residence will not be required for citizens registering “At Large”, but must be a resident of Oklahoma. Citizens will be required to have a Valid Oklahoma drivers license.

Boat and Motor Registration

The Cherokee Nation can register and license your personal watercraft. In order to process your application you will need a title, serial number verification, bill of sale, drivers license, tribal citizenship card, proof of residency, lien information and a completed application.

Commercial Tags

Commercial trucks include pickups and other vehicles on a truck chassis and weigh less than 15,000 pounds.

Confidentiality

Information contained in Cherokee Nation Tax Commission vehicle/boat/outboard records are confidential under both federal and tribal rules and regulations.

Downloadable Forms

PDF versions of the tag office's forms are available here for downloading and storing on your computer or sending to your printer.

Farm Tags

Vehicles displaying "farm tags" must meet specific requirements.

Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule for the Cherokee Nation Tag Office.

Liens

To record a security interest on a newly purchased vehicle or a vehicle changing ownership, a secured party must complete and submit a CHEROKEE NATION LIEN ENTRY FORM along with the assigned Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (new vehicle) or title (used vehicle) and the lien filing fee.

Merchandise

Check out the merchandise that can be purchased from the Cherokee Nation Tag Office. The Tag Office sells auto shades, t-shirts and a novelty CN citizen license plate.

Military Service Tags

The Cherokee Nation holds veterans in high esteem. In recognition of their military service, honorably discharged tribal citizen veterans are eligible for special discounts on Cherokee Nation vehicle tags.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Cherokee Nation citizens living within the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county jurisdictional area may now purchase tribal car tags.

Personalized and Special Tags

Cherokee Nation citizens can obtain personalized and special license plate for their vehicles through the Cherokee Nation Tax Commission.

Physically Disabled Registration

Physically-disabled persons meeting certain requirements may qualify for free or reduced-rate vehicle tags.

Tag Office Locations and Hours

The Cherokee Nation has tag offices in Tahlequah, Sallisaw, Adair, Collinsville and Jay.

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