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Real Estate Services

Acres Administered Real Estate Services

The Division of Real Estate Services provides technical assistance to 16 Tribes, conducts program reviews, provides support to 12 Agencies on appeals to Interior Board of Indian Appeals, review legal documents associated to all Realty activities, provide responses to landowners, mineral owners, and congressional inquiries, provide technical review on all realty related activities, which include Acquisition and Disposal (land transactions between individuals and Tribes), Fee to Trust Acquisitions (application by Tribes and individuals to acquire fee land to trust status for administration by BIA); Tenure and Management (leases for agricultural, farm-pasture, recreational, commercial, private home sites, HUD home sites, industrial, business and other long or short term leases); Rights of Ways (grants of easements for BIA, State, or private roads, water lines, sewer lines, electrical, telephone, underground fiber optic cable for telephone lines, oil and gas pipelines, facilities); Oil and Gas (leases, unit agreements, communitization agreements, Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982, access roads to oil and gas well locations, reclamation of abandoned oil and gas well locations, compliance inspections, and seismic exploration permits); Applications for Patent in Fees (applications for non-Indians inherited trust property or applicants applying for fee status); Cadastral Survey; and TAAMS leasing.

Regional Leasing Demographics:
  • 2.9 MILLION TRIBAL ACRES
  • 3.0 MILLION ALLOTTED ACRES
  • TOTAL 5.9 MILLION TRUST ACRES
  • 177,364 ENROLLED TRIBAL MEMBERS
  • $10,800,000.00 GRAZING REVENUES
  • $12,000,000.00 FARM PASTURE REVENUES

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