All Kiowa Tribal Offices Are Closed to the Public Due to Covid-19.
All Kiowa Tribal Offices Are Closed to the Public Due to Covid-19.
Nick Hutchins, Tax Commission Director
We have worked diligently to make Kiowa Tax Commission a better place by serving our Tribal members. We have revamped our webpage as well as being more informative about the procedures and policies on tag renewals and new tags, as well as liens and title transactions we process for you. Please let us know what we can do better. At the end of this webpage is a response page that you can email to us. Aho!
To register a vehicle, you must be an Oklahoma resident and a Kiowa Tribal member and must be at least 18 years of age or older. You do not have to make an appointment. You can either call in your request, mail it in (Vehicle, make/model, color, current insurance policy on the vehicle, photocopy of your licenses and Tribal ID card, along with the payment method you desire to use), physically visit our walk-in member lobby (lots of refreshments/snacks available) which is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, or use our Drive-Through, which is also open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We do not shut down for lunch. There will always be someone available during this time frame to serve you.
BE SURE TO PARK IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING IF YOU DESIRE TO WALK IN FOR SERVICE. THE BACK OF THE BUILDING IS EMPLOYEE PARKING. THANK YOU!
Kiowa Tribal members living within the State of Oklahoma are entitled to purchase Tribal tags from the Kiowa Tax Commission. The Kiowa Tag office offers registration for the following:
All of the prices are listed in the Pamphlets and Forms section of this webpage. You may download and print these off. Other forms are there as well for other items that you need to take care of through our tag office (i.e. duplicate titles, changes, renewals, replacements, etc...)
When you register a vehicle, you must be the vehicle owner and not register a vehicle for another relative or friend. This is not only illegal but against the law in the State of Oklahoma. You must also register a vehicle within 30 days after purchase, or you could lose your license. This again is an Oklahoma law.
NOTE: THE TAX COMMISSION WILL NO LONGER PROCESS RENEWALS OR NEW TAGS UNTIL THE PROOF OF INSURANCE IS MADE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF SERVICE. THEREFORE, EMAILING OR MAILING THE INSURANCE AND RECEIVING SERVICES BEFORE RECEIPT OF INSURANCE WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED, UNLESS YOU DO THIS IN ADVANCE. THIS HAS PRESENTED ISSUES OF TRIBAL MEMBERS NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH PROVIDING PROOF OF INSURANCE.
A single requestor is limited to the issuance of two (02) duplicate Titles to a single-vehicle.
Your tags must be kept up to date. There is only a 30 day grace period until you are penalized for a late tag. The penalty is $8.00 for each month that has elapsed. The Oklahoma Tax Commission charges $1.00 every day up to a total of $100, then other fees arise having to pay the $100, in addition to other late fees that are more than the Tribe's present $8.00 fee per month.
Location: 100 Kiowa Way, Highway 9 West, Carnegie, OK 73015
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 369, Carnegie, OK 73015
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Nick Hutchins ~ 580-654-6392
Office Manager: Charlene Allen ~ 580-654-6320
Tag Agent: Amber Pritchett ~ 580-654-6319
Drive-Through Office ~ 580-654-6468
Tag Documentation Links ~ If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the following link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
We would like to welcome you to our new online ordering system. This system has been in the making for approximately three months trying to ensure all the data and pertinent information is available to you in order to make it user-friendly. Please use this especially if you live a good distance from Carnegie.
Since my arrival in July of 2020, we have far exceeded the expectations we were given to maximize Tribal member satisfaction. In addition, we have minimized the issues that were not in line with the focus on professionalism, timeliness, and appearance. Our Tag Business is alive and well. Just this past year, we generated approximately $50
Since my arrival in July of 2020, we have far exceeded the expectations we were given to maximize Tribal member satisfaction. In addition, we have minimized the issues that were not in line with the focus on professionalism, timeliness, and appearance. Our Tag Business is alive and well. Just this past year, we generated approximately $500,000.00! I am happy to serve all Tribal Members, and look forward to seeing or talking to you! Nick Hutchins
At present, we generate revenue from oil/gas companies that produce these raw products from Tribal land known as Royalties. We presently have 15 companies of which just last year, we generated nearly $400,000.00 just this past year from the Oil/Gas Industry. ($393,312.53 to be exact!)
The Kiowa Tribe generates revenue three different ways from the three Kiowa Casinos (Carnegie, Devol & Verden). The first is through sales tax the casinos charge on sales. The second is through liquor and tobacco sales, and the last is issuing tobacco licenses to each of the casinos. Just this past year, the Tribe generated approximately $100,000.00 from this source of revenue.
Nick has been with the Kiowa Tribe for two and a half years. He served as the Tribe's Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Director of Procurement, and now Director for the Tax Commission department. He is a retired school administrator and retired Coast Guard officer. He spent nearly 22 years on active duty. He holds multiple degree
Nick has been with the Kiowa Tribe for two and a half years. He served as the Tribe's Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Director of Procurement, and now Director for the Tax Commission department. He is a retired school administrator and retired Coast Guard officer. He spent nearly 22 years on active duty. He holds multiple degrees: Doctorate (ABD), Masters in Management, Masters in Educational Leadership, & Bachelors in Business Administration. He has traveled to all 50 states & 25 countries.
Charlene has been with the Kiowa Tribe for nine years. She started out with the Tax Commission Department, where she is now serving as Office Manager. She worked in Higher Education for the Choctaw Nation for two years. She attended college at Murray State and obtained her associate's degree in Business. She later attended Bacone College.
Charlene has been with the Kiowa Tribe for nine years. She started out with the Tax Commission Department, where she is now serving as Office Manager. She worked in Higher Education for the Choctaw Nation for two years. She attended college at Murray State and obtained her associate's degree in Business. She later attended Bacone College. She has generated over $1.8M revenue during her nine years with Tax Commission.
Amber has been with the Kiowa Tribe for two years. She was previously employed at Clinton Indian Health Services. She attended Fort Lewis College and is a United States Navy veteran. Amber is a dedicated agent who has nearly reached her second $100K Revenue Club certificate of honor. This time frame goes from July 12, 2020, to the present that she has accomplished this milestone.
Questions arise from many non-native entities of how we are able to issue titles, registrations, and tags to Kiowa Tribal Members. For two reasons, one, the Motor Vehicle Division of the State of Oklahoma has indicated that because of a State Bill 586 signed in July of 1997 has granted the Kiowa Tribe along with other Oklahoma Tribes to issue titles and tags, and the Oklahoma Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Oklahoma signed another letter dated May of 2005 solidifying the approval and authorization of Tribes to operate their own tag agency. Both letters may be downloaded in the pamphlet and forms section of this web page above. The file is called OKTax Commission Ltrs.
The Federal Law has included NOAA and USPHS Officers as veterans provided they retired and were given either a form or letter from each service, which must be presented at the tag office, should you qualify under either service. Thanks to a Tribal member who was a retired USPHS officer who brought this law up as a result of the Tax Commission supporting Federal laws that have been enacted.
Any Tribal member who owns a powered boat will be able to register their boat with the Tribe at the present. You will need to present the original title, bill of sale, the hull identification number, and any other documents you may have on your boat. There is a BIN number that we will need as well. If you are a Kiowa Tribal member, you no longer will have to go through the Oklahoma Tax Commission, which you were paying higher prices as well. The tax will be half the price of the year of the vehicles, which you can download the prices in the forms section of this website.
Previously, you were allowed to email or text your insurance verification to us in advance before completing the paperwork to either mail or give you your renewal decal in person. However, it has become an issue of not receiving some of the Tribal member's insurance verification promptly. Therefore, we now need the insurance verification in advance to issue you a renewal decal or a new tag. Thank you for your understanding.
The online order system portal is now ready for your use and convenience. Please try it out, and let me know personally how your experience was using the system, and what more we need to do to make it better. We have already had some online orders and each was successful without any issues! My email address is email@example.com. In addition, the video from me indicates $20.00 for the overnight mailing. The correct amount is $28.00. I will correct the video at a later date. Good luck!
When you have a vehicle that is not driveable or is broken down, you are still required to have at a minimum, liability insurance on the vehicle. Law enforcement officials will still ticket the car, especially if it does not have a current dated decal on the license plate. The same holds true with insurance. Therefore, when you request a current decal from our tag agent office, you will need to furnish proof of liability insurance.
Effective August 2, 2021 the Chairman has requested that our office honor those Tribal members who are 65 and older with a free tag or renewal. This is a one-time event, so keep this in mind. All we ask is that you show proof of your age with either your Tribal ID or Driver's License. In addition, you must be the one to be present at the Kiowa Tag Office and not send anyone in your place. Please assist us by letting us know whether or not you have already received your free tag or renewal. So far, we have had over 120 65+ Tribal members take advantage of this great offer while it lasts through the end of December of 2021.
Oklahoma has passed a Law (HB-3415) that allows "street-legal utility vehicles" and allows these vehicles to be operated on all streets and highways except for the National System of Interstates and Defense Highways. The operation of a street-legal utility vehicle on the streets and highways of Oklahoma requires the vehicle be issued a certificate of registration and to be renewed annually. We have already sent our proposed Registration Decal to our vendor, and hoping these will be available to you in the near future. The costs for the decal and registration will be the same as it is for a motorcycle ($6.00 registration and $10.00 for the title). More to follow.....
Once the Legislatures pass our increases, here is what those price increases will involve:
>Federal Excise Tax 1% to 2% (For 2022/21) Vehicles
>Titles from $10.00 to $15.00
>Veteran Tags from $10.00 to $15.00
>Personalized Tags from $45.00 to $50.00
>Credit Card Fee from $4.00 to $5.00
>Returned Checks from $45.00 to $50.00
>Lien Entries from $21.00 to $25.00
>Lien Release from $11.00 to $15.00
>Monthly penalty from $8.00 to $10.00
>Lost Decal (New) $15.00
>Motorcycle Tags from $6.00 to $10.00
>100% Disabled and 65+ Tribal Members Receive One Free New Tag or Renewal
These increases will draw in more than $500,000.00 revenue a year once these go into effect.
Charlene is placing the UTV decal on the back of one of the Tribe's UTVs that will be allowed to drive on the local streets in Carnegie, Oklahoma
Amber is placing the UTV decal on the back of the second maintenance UTVs that will be allowed to drive on the local streets in Carnegie, Oklahoma
When you purchase a 2021 or 2022 vehicle, you are required by law to pay Federal Excise Tax on the Vehicle. Presently, the Kiowa Tribe Tax Commission Department requires 1% of the front price of the vehicle. This is considered the sticker price of the vehicle. Below, we have provided a calculator to assist you
From July 15, 2020, through September 2, 2021, the tag office has served 6,746 Tribal members totaling over $476,000.00. The Drive-Through opened in March of 2021, and below are the statistics of the different methods of how we served our Tribal members:
Sub-Total of Tribal Members (35%)
Sub-Total of Tribal Members (40%)
Sub-Total of Tribal Members (25%)
(As of March 2021 when the Drive-Through was opened)
The following companies are listed with the amount received since July 15, 2020 through September 2,2021 (Total - $393,312.53)
The Kiowa Tribe makes revenue from the sales tax from the casinos, selling tobacco licenses, and from the liquor sales. These figures represent July 15, 2020, through September 2, 2021. The following is a breakdown:
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The total amount of revenue recorded on this page is $953,543.00
We ask that only one person per vehicle, visit the Tribal lobby area and that you wear a mask.
Only two Tribal members are allowed in the Tribal lobby area. Please do not bring friends or other relatives, as the lobby is very small.
If you are feeling sick, have a temperature, or any other symptoms associated with the corona virus, we ask that you do not visit, but call us, and we will be glad to assist you through a telephone visit.
We will follow these guidelines pertaining to social distancing. Click on the following link for further instructions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
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We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, unless one of the weekdays falls on a national holiday or the Chairman has granted administrative leave due to an event or Tribal member/elder funeral. Please call us in advance to ensure we are open before you visit us. You can reach our main number, which is 580-654-6319.