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Welcome to Navajo Land Department

Vision Statement

"Acquire, Record, Regulate, Value, and Preserve Our Sacred Navajo Lands (Diné BÍ Kéyah)"

Mission Statement

"To provide quality customer service by utilizing technology, legal authority, cultural awareness, and continuous education, to insure proper optimum use of real property for all to benefit."

Homesite Lease

Navajo Land Department has Five Agency Offices on the Navajo Nation who assist clients in obtaining a one-acre residential lease for 75 years that provides an opportunity for families to build or mortgage a home. A Leasee has an option to renew, assign or terminate the lease. Before obtaining a HSL, the Leasee must comply with all Federal and Navajo Environmental Laws to obtain clearances to build a home on the Navajo Nation.

Homesite Lease Application
Archaeologists and Surveyors Listing
Watch The HSL Process in Navajo
Frequently Asked Questions

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) works closely with County Record offices, Bureau of Indian Affairs and US Bureau of Land Management to verify and research Navajo Nation land status, coordinates, and boundaries. The GIS section has digital information of all land status and chapter boundaries for the Navajo Nation. Utilizing current technologies to integrate data into automated geographic information for access and distribution of non-sensitive data for the public.

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Title, Records & Acquisition Program

Title / Records Section conducts research into all aspects of land title, receives and maintain land records, assists and participate in land exchanges, real estate purchases and/or gift of lands. Administer the Navajo Nation Land Acquisition Program on behalf of the Navajo Nation, review all land appraisals and make recommendation for purchase to the Navajo Nation Council. Administer property tax payments and valuations on all Navajo Nation fee lands. Process revocable use permits for Mission Site permits for the Fort Defiance Agency.

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The Navajo Land Department has established a Title Plant (NLTDS) to record titles, deeds, leases, land conveyances, retrieve trust asset accounting, and ability to store/retrieve records for the entire Navajo Land records. Currently, Navajo land records are being populated into the NLTDS.



In 1982, Navajo Nation established a Memorandum of Agreement with BLM and BIA to complete cadastral surveys on the Navajo Nation. The monuments are used to control surveys to locate geographic positions; maintenance and perpetuation of the existing Pubic land Survey System (PLSS); and necessary required retracement, resurveys, and surveys of areas requested by the Navajo Land Department and BIA.

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Contact Us

FT. DEFIANCE LAND OFFICE is located in St. Michaels
Located next to Navajo Nation Oil and Gas in St. Michaels
2B Taylor Rd., Bldg. #8966, St. Michales, AZ 86511
☎ (928) 871-6523 • (928) 871-7229 • (928) 871-6528

Route 7, across the street from Chevron Gas Station, Westside of Chinle Chapter Complex
☎ (928) 674-2056 • (928) 674-2058

Located at the Crownpoint Administrative Services Center, across the Senior Citizens Center
☎ (505) 786-2376 • (505) 786-2379

US-64, old NAPI Building, across from the 7-2-11 Food Store and next to Foutz Trading on the corner
☎ (505) 368-1120 • (505) 368-1122

Located behind the Tuba City Chapter House on top of the hill, doublewide trailer inside fenced area.
☎ (928) 283-3194 • (928) 283-3195