Division of Real Estate Services
This program supports the Departmental goal of Serving Indian Communities by Fulfilling Indian fiduciary trust responsibilities and improving Indian trust ownership information. Major responsibilities of the program include ensuring that the trust and restricted federal Indian-owned lands are protected, managed, accounted for, developed, and utilized, in a timely and efficient manner.
The program processes a multitude of transactions which range from the functions of Cadastral Survey; Acquisition and Disposal (A&D); Lease Compliance; Leasing and Permitting for both surface and sub-surface leases and permits; Unresolved Indian Rights; and Rights-of-way.
The program works extensively with the acquisition, transfer and disposal of federally-owned excess and surplus land, acquisition of land for and/or other real properties for use by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Tribes required pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (P.L.93-638), P.L.93-599 and the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC). Land is acquired from the General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense(DOD), Indian Health Services (IHS), Army Corps of Engineers, and through the private sector through special legislation. Some of the major cases processed are:
Sub-activity under Real Estate Services:
NEW Leasing Regulations 25 CFR Part 162: Residential, Business and Wind and Solar Resource Leases on Indian Land
- Final Rule - pdf 680 kb
- Fact Sheet - pdf 73 kb
- BIA land regulations Comparison Chart - 105 kb
- Questions and Answers 36 kb
This rule will be published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2012
The rule will become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register