The mission of the Division of Land Titles and Records is to maintain timely and certified Federal land title ownership and encumbrance services, to record, maintain, and certify land title documents, to provide certified Title Status Reports that are accurate, timely, accountable and efficient, and state the complete status of title ownership and encumbrance for Federal Indian trust and restricted lands.
Who We Serve
The Division of Land Titles and Records (DLTR) oversees nine regional and nine Tribal Land Titles and Records Offices (LTROs) which serve as the offices of record for all trust land and restricted land titles for Tribes and individuals.
DLTR also develops policy, provides for the LTRO’s normal day-to-day operations and maintenance costs, and maintains the documentation and title image repository for the Trust Asset and Accounting Management System (TAAMS), the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ electronic trust land management system.
Services We Provide
About the Division of Land Titles and Records
The Indian Land Record of Title is the official record of title documents and instruments affecting Indian land that require approval by the Secretary or other Federal officials. DLTR and its 18 LTROs are the official federal offices-of-record for all documents affecting title to Indian lands, and for the determination, maintenance, and certified reporting of land title ownership and encumbrance on Indian trust and restricted lands.
All title documents affecting Indian land are to be recorded in the Indian Land Record of Title including patents, deeds, probate orders, leases, rights-of-way, cadastral surveys, plats, subdivision and other Indian land title documents. The DLTR-LTRO is the office responsible for maintaining the Indian Land Record of Title and for examining and determining the completeness and accuracy of the records, certifying the findings of examination and reporting the status of title to Indian trust and restricted lands.