Tax Office

Located at Pawnee Nation Multipurpose Building, 808 Morris Road. 

The Pawnee Nation Tax Department serves the Pawnee Nation through the issuance of tags and the sale of merchandise depicting the Pawnee culture.

The Pawnee Nation Tax department is responsible for the collection of sales tax fees on merchandise/liquor sales on tribal land.  It also collects revenues on oil and gas sales on Pawnee Nation jurisdictional land.  The Revenues collected are utilized by the Pawnee Nation and the Pawnee Business Council to supplemental Tribal programs and Tribal operational needs.   

Vendor Food Sales on the Pawnee Nation Tribal Reserve
Food vendors that operate periodically on the Pawnee Nation Tribal reserve are exempt from the daily sales permit fee if the business is limited to three times per week.  A yearly permit for food sales is required for all other transactions. All merchants must notify the Tax Office prior to conducting business.

Pawnee Nation Veterans Sales Tax Exemption
Enrolled Pawnee Tribal Veterans certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to receive disability compensation at the 100 percent rate as permanently disabled due to injury sustained through military action can claim exemption from the sales tax.  This exemption applies to the sale of tangible personal property or services provided to Pawnee enrolled veterans up to $25,000. To claim tax exemption, individuals need to contact the Pawnee Nation Tax Office to execute a statement under oath before a Pawnee Nation Tax Office staff member. Individuals must present a Department of Veterans Affairs certification, picture identification card and a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood to execute the statement of oath.

Returned Check Fee Notice
It is the policy of the Pawnee Nation Tax Department to add a returned check fee of $25 paid by cashier’s check or money order.  After 30 days, unresolved cases will be referred to the Pawnee Nation Attorney General for prosecution.

Pawnee Nation Merchandise

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Pawnee Nation Tribal Members Refund for Vehicle Registration 
during the period of March 9, 2016 to June 3, 2016
The Pawnee Nation Tax Commission has reinstalled the previous rates for tag/title/registration of vehicles owned by Pawnee Nation tribal members. All vehicles tagged as new or renewed during the period of March 9, 2016, to June 3, 2016, at the higher rate will be processed a refund as expeditiously as possible.  The refund check will be mailed to the current address that was issued with the vehicle registration. 
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Pawnee Nation Tax Commissioners met on June 21, 2016. The Pawnee Nation Tax Commission is providing notice to Pawnee tribal members that vehicle registration rates will be reverted to rates that were in effect on March 8, 2016; Second proposed rule change:  Veteran tag- All Veterans with the exception of dishonorably discharged veterans at discounted rate shall be entitled to annually register 2 vehicles at the special rate.  All other veteran vehicles registered will be at the regular rate.

Public Hearing for Pawnee tribal members will be provided by submitting written comments on these two proposed rule changes to the Pawnee Nation Tax Code. Any comments for proposed rule changes are to be delivered to:

Lyle E. Fields, Pawnee Nation Tax Manager
Pawnee Nation Tax - Pawnee Nation Multipurpose Building
808 Morris Road.
Pawnee, OK  74058

or mail to:

PO Box 438
Pawnee, OK  

by July 15, 2016.

Written Comments will be presented to the Pawnee Nation Tax Commissioner at their July 19, 2016 meeting.


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Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Services are available on weekends by appointment only.

Lyle E. Fields
Tax Manager

(918) 762-3624 ext. 15
(918) 399-3312 (cell)


Tax Assistant

(918) 762-3624 ext. 11

Tax Office - (918) 762-3624

Fax number - 918.762.4029

Physical Address: Pawnee Nation Tax Commission
808 Morris Road
Pawnee, OK 74058


Mailing Address 

Pawnee Nation Tax Commission
PO Box 438
Pawnee, OK  74058