Division of Natural Resources and Safety

Since its establishment in 2010, the Pawnee Nation Division of Natural Resources and Safety (DNRS) has been and continues to remain dedicated to the conservation, protection, management, and use of the tribe's natural resources; as well as promoting public education to help further understand and appreciate our natural resources. The well-being, quality of life, and safety of the public is also a priority within the Division. DNRS strives to enhance the lives of tribal and non-tribal citizens by interacting with the surrounding communities frequently to promote conservation and safety, and by collaborating with outside agencies to expand and improve services available to all citizens living within the Pawnee Nation jurisdictional boundaries.

The Division of Natural Resources and Safety consists of the following departments: 

Although each department within the Division holds separate mission statements and objectives, the combination of departments provides ample opportunity for collaboration to better accomplish service objectives and in bringing new ideas to fruition.




Pawnee Nation Conservation and Safety Code (Title XI)

Fish and Wildlife Harvest Permits may be purchased and received from the
Pawnee Nation Tax Office at 808 Morris Road, Pawnee, OK 74058
Tax Office - (918) 762-3624


Pawnee Nation Natural Resource Protection Act (Title XII)

                        Pawnee Nation Regulations

                               Chapter 1. Pawnee Nation Public Water Supply

                               Chapter 2. Pawnee Nation Wastewater Regulation Permits

                         Public Water Supply Permit Application

                         Wastewater System Permit Application

                         Water Use Permit Application


Pawnee Nation Energy Resource Protection Act (Title XIII)

                      Energy Resource Protection Permit Application

                      Energy Resource Protection Permit Renewal Application

Energy Resource Protection Permit Attachments



                                    Hydraulic Fracturing

                                    Methane Emissions

                                   Oil and Gas Drilling

                                    Oil and Gas Exploration

                                    Oil and Gas Operations


                                    Product Transport

                                    Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility

                                    Underground Injection Control

                                   Spill Report Form


Pawnee Nation Cannabis sativa L. Farming Act (Title XIV)

                       Pawnee Nation Cannabis sativa L. (Hemp) Farming Regulations 


                             Hemp License Application          

               Forms and Reports

                            Hemp Harvest Report


Food Code:


Application for Temporary Food Establishment Permit – for vendors, food trucks and concession sales on the Pawnee Nation Campus, not required for Feasts, Ceremonies, or other events that food is not sold.


International Building Codes

The Pawnee Nation has adopted the 2009 International Building Code. Prior to construction on Pawnee Nation trust properties, a completed Building Construction Permit must be submitted to the Division for approval. Once approved a certificate for the permit to construct will be issued.

                        Building Construction Permit Application

                        Liquefied Petroleum Gases Permit


Comments or questions pertaining to the Division of Natural Resources and Safety can be directed to any of the following:

Telephone: 918-762-3655
Fax: 918-762-6461 

Email - dnrs@pawneenation.org

Physical Address:
301 Agency Road
Pawnee, OK 74058

Mailing Address:
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058