FM Quick Links
Payment Instructions for Indian Leases
Payments to ONRR for BIA Offices or Tribes
All payments to ONRR must be submitted electronically.The only exception is Indian Tribe lockbox payments (see detailed information below). The Electronic Payments section below contains a link to electronic payment options.
Separate payments are required for each tribe or BIA office. Per Regulation 30 CFR §1218.51 (2010) (formerly 30 CFR §218.51): “For an Indian allottee payment, send a separate payment for each BIA region/agency office represented by the leases on your report or invoice document. For an Indian tribal payment other than a lockbox payment, send a separate payment for each tribe represented by the leases on your report or invoice document.”
Information Required with Each PaymentProvide the following with each payment:
- Payor code
- Payor Assigned Document (PAD) number—Assign a unique PAD number to each report and corresponding payment. The PAD is item 4 on the form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance.
- For Allotted leases, include the name of the BIA office or the applicable Distributee Code (refer to lists in the flyouts below) and the net amount.
- For Tribal leases, include the name of the Tribe or applicable Distributee Code (refer to lists in the flyouts below).
Indian Distributee Codes in Numerical Order
Indian Leases Cross-walked to Distributee Codes (updated 5/17/2013) - Leases in numerical order, associated with Distributee Codes for BIA offices and tribes.
Downloadable Excel Version Indian Leases Cross-walked to Distributee Codes (updated 5/17/2013)
Please include, or request that your bank include, the following information with your payment:
item 4 on the form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance.)
Addresses for lockbox payments to the Blackfeet Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Navajo Nation, Southern Ute Tribe and Ute Indian Tribe:
|Electronic payment is required., Provide the following information to your bank so they can correctly prepare and send your electronic payments to the Tribe’s account:|
|Bank Name: Native American Bank
City, State: Browning, MT
RTN (Routing Number) 092901625
Receiver Name: Blackfeet Nation
Account Number: 11001310
|Jicarilla Apache Tribe|
|Lockbox mailing address||Jicarilla Apache Nation|
|Wells Fargo Bank
PO Box 1968
Albuquerque NM 87103-1968
|Courier (delivery) address||Wells Fargo Bank
|Attn: Mike DeVenzeio
200 Lomas NW, 5th Flr
Albuquerque NM 87102
|Lockbox mailing address||The Navajo Nation|
PO Box 52543
|Courier (delivery) address||Wells Fargo Lockbox-S4001-01A
|Ref: Navajo Nation/Acct No. 6008301569
1305 West 23rd Street
Tempe AZ 85282
|Southern Ute Tribe|
|Lockbox mailing address||Southern Ute Indian Tribe
|PO Box 973496
Dallas TX 75397-3496
|Courier (delivery) address||Southern Ute Indian Tribe
|Bank One Lockbox 973496
Attn: Regional Lockbox Tx1-0006
14800 Frye Road
Fort Worth TX 76155
|Ute Indian Tribe|
|Lockbox mailing address||Ute Indian Tribe
|PO Box 3271
Salt Lake City UT 84110-3271
|Courier (delivery) address||PNC
|Wells Fargo Bank
260 N Charles Lindbergh Dr
Salt Lake City UT 84116
Reference Ute Indian Lockbox #003271
Report and pay 100% of the royalties due on jointly-owned leases to ONRR, and use the BIA office Distributee Code on the payment. ONRR will allocate the revenue to the tribe and the allottees.
Payments for Jointly-owned CIRI Leases
Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated (CIRI) leases are jointly owned by CIRI and the Federal Government.