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.


  • ·         We have expanded our boundaries to include all of Tulsa, Wagoner, Rogers, Mayes, & Muskogee Counties.
  • ·         This compact allows citizens to register vehicles at the current Cherokee Nation rate.
  • ·         The new compact is now effective as of November 1, 2013.
  • The current law has been changed to accommodate the new compact. 

Items required to register:

Title, Tribal Citizens valid Oklahoma drivers license, Proof of residence, Valid Oklahoma insurance verification. 

Vehicle will require VIN inspection. 

Please click on the link below for a complete list of documents. 



  • ·         The new compact will not be effective before June, 2014
  • ·         The current law will have to be changed to accommodate the new compact.
  • ·         The rate will be the same as the State with a small discount at the time of purchase.

We look forward to this new venture and hope that we can serve you in one of these capacities.

Tag Office

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 of Vehicle Information

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.


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.


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.