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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, email it in (with a phone call) 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), or physically visit our walk-in member lobby (lots of refreshments/snacks available) which is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, or use our Drive-Through, which is also open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 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...)
NOTE: EFFECTIVE JULY 18, 2022 TRIBAL MEMBERS 65 AND OLDER WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED A FREE ONE-TIME RENEWAL OR NEW TAG AS PER DIRECTED BY THE TAX CODE OF THE KIOWA TRIBE.
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 OR WITHIN MINUTES OF YOUR ARRIVAL. 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. Only waivers are given by the Director of Tax Commission under rare circumstances if the vehicle has lapsed more than a year.
Every effort must be made to obtain the Kiowa license plate from the vehicle when the vehicle is no longer in your possession. This is especially important when the license plate is still in good condition and can be used on future vehicles that can be registered under the Kiowa Tribe. Failure to do so may lead to a $25.00 fee to cover the license plate that was in your possession and responsibility. This is a case-by-case situation only determined and approved by the Tax Commission Director.
Tag Documentation Links ~ If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the following link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
The Tag Renewal and New Registered vehicles is one of our largest sources of revenue. Since July of 2020, we have served over 8,000 Tribal members in one way or the other with tags, renewals, titles, registrations, lien transactions, and other transactions dealing with vehicles. We have generated $805,229.00 since July of 2020. We have al
The Tag Renewal and New Registered vehicles is one of our largest sources of revenue. Since July of 2020, we have served over 8,000 Tribal members in one way or the other with tags, renewals, titles, registrations, lien transactions, and other transactions dealing with vehicles. We have generated $805,229.00 since July of 2020. We have also added ATVs, boats, and newer motorcycle tags along with new vehicle tags and Armed Force tags.
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 $983,867.00 since July of 2020 from the Oil/Gas Industry.
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. Since July of 2020, the Tribe has generated approximately $171,949.00 from this source of revenue.
Nick has been with the Kiowa Tribe for three 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 21 1/2 years on active duty. He holds multiple degrees
Nick has been with the Kiowa Tribe for three 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 21 1/2 years on active duty. He holds multiple degrees: Doctorate (ABD) in Educational Leadership, Post-Masters In Educational Leadership, 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 reached her second $100K Revenue Club certificate of honor. This time frame goes from July 12, 2020, to the present that s
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 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. Amber was awarded Employee of the Month for December 2021 out of 200+ employees of the Kiowa Tribe!
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.
If you are a veteran you are entitled to two veteran tags and only have to pay $10.00 for each tag. If you choose to have more than two veteran tags, you will pay the regular price based on the year of your vehicle for any additional tags. If you are 100% disabled due to your veteran service, you must have a letter from the VA stating the 100% disability in order to receive free tag(s). We must also have a copy of your DD-214 on file, or an applicable letter from USPHS or NOAA. It must indicate that you received an honorable discharge in order to take advantage of our Tag Policy concerning veterans.
Tribal members, when you purchase a vehicle new or used from a dealer, make sure you ask them to send the title to your personal address. If you do not request the title, it’s automatically going to be sent to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Motor Vehicle Department, and you will not be able to obtain the title until you have paid the vehicle off. This is a change that has come about in the past months, and it is creating a lot of confusion and disgruntled Tribal members among other Tribes as well. If you fail to request the title, and when you come to visit the Kiowa Tag office, we will hold the Kiowa title until you are able to have the Oklahoma State title sent to you, and you either bring it in or mail to: Tax Commission, P. O. Box 369, Carnegie, OK 73015.
If you have any other questions, feel free to give our Tag office a call at 580-654-6319, 6320, or 6468.
The tag office is now selling vanity tags, that go on the front of the vehicle. We have two different tags you can select from, and they will go for $10.00 each. The one in the picture is similar to the other vanity tag where Kiowa Tribe is at the top, and the tepees are at the bottom. Get them while they last. They are going fast. We are going to order at least three other designs that we hope to have published for these three new designs.
When you have a vehicle that is not drivable 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.
The Kiowa Tribe Tag Office now has available for those that are handicapped and a veteran, Handicapped-Military tags. Eligibility for these tags is to show proof of your disability either with a letter and/or the handicapped placard that goes on your rearview mirror. If you are 100% disabled/handicapped/vet, then we'll need a letter from the VA specifying your 100% disability. If this is the case, then you're entitled to a free tags with two (02) being the limit. Copies of these supporting documents will go into your file. You will only pay $10.00 for the tax. If you have an existing tag, and you are wanting to swap to the handicapped/vet tag, then it will cost you $25.00 plus the $10.00 tax, and if you are buying a new vehicle, then it is only $10.00, 1% Kiowa Excise Tax, $10.00 costs for the new Kiowa title, and if you are using a debit/credit card, then the fee is $3.00.
When you purchase a 2022 or 2023 vehicle, you (brown title) you will be required to pay Kiowa Excise Tax. Presently, the Kiowa Tribe Tax Commission Department requires 1% of the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle. Below is a Calculator to assist you in determining the KET.
From July 15, 2020, through September 30, 2022, the Kiowa tag office has served approximately 20,200 Tribal members totaling over $778,417.00. 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 (34%)
Sub-Total of Tribal Members (34%)
Sub-Total of Tribal Members (32%)
(As of March 2021 when the Drive-Through was opened)
The following companies are listed with the amount received from July 15, 2020, through September 30, 2022 (Total - $1,130,344.81)
The Kiowa Tribe makes revenue from the sales tax from the casinos, selling tobacco licenses, and liquor sales. These figures represent July 15, 2020, through September 30, 2022.. (Total - $81,396.85) The following is a breakdown:
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Liquor Sales Tax
The total amount of revenue recorded on this webpage is $1,990,158.66 from July 2020 through September 30, 2022
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 highly recommend that you use the Drive-Through for your new tags and/or registration of your vehicle. This method really works fast, and you don't have to get out of your vehicle.
The safest way to avoid Covid-19 is to order your renewal decal or new tags/registration using our Online Portal. Go to the online section of our webpage and click on Online Portal.
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 4:30 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.