Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Real Estate Appraisal Program

Wayne Wylie, Executive Director

The Appraisal Program serves all of the l0-l/2 counties within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and provides appraisals for the following departments and entities: Choctaw Nation Real Property Management Program Rights-of-way, easements, condemnations, surface damages, and any other Trust or Restricted property transaction. Choctaw Nation Agriculture Program - Annual Rental appraisals (individual Indian, Tribal owned, or Trust land). Southeastern Oklahoma Indian Credit Association - Mortgage loan appraisals. Office of the Solicitor, Regional Office, Southwest Region - Warranty Deed and Partition Suit appraisals o­n Restricted lands. Choctaw Nation Industrial Development Committee - Proposed purchase appraisals for future development and feasibility studies.

Land and Title Records

Donna Loper, Director
Phone: 800-522-6170 Ext. 2338

This program receives, examines and records documents affecting title to trust/restricted lands of the Five Civilized Tribes within the Choctaw Agency jurisdiction; microfilms title documents filed with Choctaw nation; examines title documents and prepares title status reports o­n trust or restricted tracts within the Choctaw Agency jurisdiction; provides certified copies of title documents; responds to inquiries from congressmen, state, local and federal officials, tribal representatives and members, and the general public o­n title related matters involving lands within the Choctaw Agency jurisdiction; prepares and maintains legal description for land status mapping purposes and generates land status maps of Choctaw trust/restricted lands; makes field visits to county, state, agency and other federal offices to examine, audit and copy records.

Real Property Management Program

Tom Williams, Director
Phone: (580) 924-8280

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The Real Property Management Program is responsible for the utilization, development and protection of trust and restricted lands for individuals as well as the tribe.

The program participates in all types of land transactions, including sales, partitions, purchases or other acquisitions, patents in fee, rights of ways, removal of restrictions, site leases, improvement leases, trespass leases and seismograph permits.

The program is responsible for providing verification of income for DHS inquires. Real Property furnishes probate information such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, name changes, adoptions, etc., to the Administrative Law Judge or Attorney Decision Maker with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This program provides information to the Regional Solicitor and Private Attorneys for Quiet Title and for probates. This program assists oil and gas companies in locating the correct heirs for tracts in which they are interested in securing leases.

The Program will assist individuals in the preparation of wills and deeds and also research the allotment records for information in proving lineage to the original allottees when requested.

Please note the following links are not from a Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma website, but can be a useful tool for all mineral owners.
Choctaw Tribal Minerals Ownership