Cherokee Nation Tax Commission

offers online tag renewals

for all regular class vehicles



8:15 AM - 4:00PM







Adair Tag Office

Catoosa Tag  Office

Collinsville Tag Office 

Jay Tag Office

Sallisaw Tag Office

Last Customer Will Be Seen At 4:15 P.M.


We Apologize for Any Inconvenience This May Cause Our Customers.




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 Cherokee Nation Tax Commission

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah Ok 74465  

Shipping Address:
17675 S. Muskogee
Tahlequah, Ok 74464




  FOR ALL QUOTES CALL (918) 453-5100 

General Contact


Tag Office

At-Large Registration

Proof of residence will not be required for citizens registering “At Large”, but must be a resident of Oklahoma. Citizens will be required to have a Valid Oklahoma drivers license.

Boat and Motor Registration

The Cherokee Nation can register and license your personal watercraft. In order to process your application you will need a title, serial number verification, bill of sale, drivers license, tribal citizenship card, proof of residency, lien information and a completed application.

Commercial Tags

Commercial trucks include pickups and other vehicles on a truck chassis and weigh less than 15,000 pounds.


Information contained in Cherokee Nation Tax Commission vehicle/boat/outboard records are confidential under both federal and tribal rules and regulations.

Downloadable Forms

PDF versions of the tag office's forms are available here for downloading and storing on your computer or sending to your printer.

Farm Tags

Vehicles displaying "farm tags" must meet specific requirements.

Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule for the Cherokee Nation Tag Office.


To record a security interest on a newly purchased vehicle or a vehicle changing ownership, a secured party must complete and submit a CHEROKEE NATION LIEN ENTRY FORM along with the assigned Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (new vehicle) or title (used vehicle) and the lien filing fee.


Check out the merchandise that can be purchased from the Cherokee Nation Tag Office. The Tag Office sells auto shades, t-shirts and a novelty CN citizen license plate.

Military Service Tags

The Cherokee Nation holds veterans in high esteem. In recognition of their military service, honorably discharged tribal citizen veterans are eligible for special discounts on Cherokee Nation vehicle tags.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Cherokee Nation citizens living within the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county jurisdictional area may now purchase tribal car tags.

Online Tag Renewal

Renew your tag here.

Personalized and Special Tags

Cherokee Nation citizens can obtain personalized and special license plate for their vehicles through the Cherokee Nation Tax Commission.

Physically Disabled Registration

Physically-disabled persons meeting certain requirements may qualify for free or reduced-rate vehicle tags.

Private Trailer

Private Trailer Registration

Rules & Regulations

Motor Vehicle and Boat Motor Rules & Regulations

Tag Office Locations and Hours

The Cherokee Nation has tag offices in Tahlequah, Sallisaw, Adair, Collinsville and Jay.


How do I obtain a copy of a lost title?

Simply complete an APPLICATION FOR DUPLICATE TITLE and mail or deliver to any Cherokee Nation tag office.

The duplicate title fee is $7.00 + $1.50 mail fee if applicable. Either current Cherokee Nation registration or proof of the record owner's current state of resident's registration is requred.

How long does it take to receive a personalized tag?
Please allow up to 4 months for personalized plates to be manufactured and returned to the purchaser.
My mother passed away and left me her car. How do I change the title over to me?
If the vehicle (identified by VIN) was left to you in the deceased's will, the will must first be probated (unless the value of the estate if not more than $10,000). Once probated, you may present the letters of testamentary issued by the court and awarding you the vehicle, along with a copy of deceased' death certificate, to any Cherokee Nation tag office to transfer ownership into your name. If the deceased left no will and you are entitled to the vehicle (no other party has a superior claim), you may obtain and complete appropriate title transfer documentation at any Cherokee Nation tag office. In addition to these documents, you will be required to provide a copy of deceased's death certificate.
I just bought a new car. How do I figure what I will owe for tag, title, and tax?
Please contact the Motor Vehicle Division at 918-453-5100 with the specific information (IE..vehicle identificaiton number, odoemeter reading, purchase price and date, registration classification, etc.) for Motor Vehicle Titling and Registratin Fees.
What happens if I pay my tag late? Is there any penalty?

All registrations expire the last day of the month shown on the registration. The following month is considered a grace month during which no penalty accrues. After the grace month, on vehicles a daily penalty accrues. On the first day of the following month, the maximum penalty will apply ($.25 per day). The penalty may not exceed two (2) times the registration fee due.

There is a lien shown on my car title that I have paid off. How do I get it removed?

Once filed, liens will remain reflected as active in the Motor Vehicle Division computer files until a properly executed lien release is surrendered. If you have a lien release you wish to submit, mail the lien release to:

Cherokee Nation Tax Commission
PO Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465

There is no fee to release a lien in our system.

However, if you wish a new title to be issued reflecting the lien is no longer active, take your lien release and title to any Cherokee Nation Tag Office Location. A new title, without the lien listed will be processed for a title fee of $6.00.

I haven’t received my renewal notice and my tag is up for renewal. What do I do?

Renewal cards are mailed out as a courtesy and are not needed to renew your vehicle registration. You may renew at any Cherokee Nation Tag Office by presenting the proper remittance and proof of insurance coverage, along with tag, title, or VIN number of your vehicle.

I just titled a vehicle in my name and the tax was based on a “taxable value” amount that was different from the price I paid for the vehicle – Why?

Cherokee Nation Law provides that vehicle tax is based on the purchase price of a vehicle provided the purchase price is within 20% of the average retail value for that model of vehicle.

Can I pay for my tag with a check?

Cherokee Nation Tax Commission takes the following forms of payment. Check, Cash, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Credit or Debit Cards (American Express,Visa, Mastercard, or Discover). 

Checks should include a telephone number, current address, along with makers drivers license number.

I am the tribal citizen, but am not able to come to the tag office. Can someone register my vehicle for me?

Yes, provided all criteria has been met. The tag office will need a copy of the tribal citizen's valid Oklahoma Drivers License and tribal citizenship card.