Division of Real Estate Services - Land Titles and Records Office

This program improves ownership information and protects and preserves trust lands and trust resources through efficient and accurate processing of land titles. The mission of the LTRO program is to maintain timely and certified Federal title, encumbrance and ownership services and to provide land title services that are accurate, timely, accountable and efficient, and which include complete title ownership and encumbrance for all Federal Indian trust and restricted lands.

The timely processing of all trust land title conveyance and encumbrance transactions supports upholding the trust responsibility. The examination and certification of Indian land titles for accuracy and to verify each owner’s interest in the tract and the encumbrances on such ownership. The average time to prepare a Title Status Report (TSR), depending upon the number of owners and documents and the complexity of the title issues, may range from as little as one hour to several days.

Hundreds of land and resource management transactions are conducted by the Pacific Region each year and each requires some form of title service or product to complete the transaction. The timely delivery of title services and products facilitates the collaborative effort between Indian Affairs, Tribes, Indian landowners and prospective investors to conserve, develop, or maintain Indian trust lands.