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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."

Navajo Land Department and the Agency Offices are closed to the public we are only functioning by phone, email and/or appointments. Masks are required at all times. If you have been exposed to Covid-19 or are sick we ask that you stay home. This is for the time being to be in compliance with state and tribal requirements and, most importantly, to keep the public and NLD staff safe. We kindly ask you for your patience and understanding, many people are inquiring about homesites, so the phone lines may be busy, and appointment schedules may take a while. Please do not let this deter you from contacting our offices. Stay safe, and thank you for your part in bringing our Covid-19 numbers down by wearing masks, social distancing, and abiding by President Nez's executive orders.

TUBA CITY LAND OFFICE IS SHUT DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Due to safety hazards Tuba City Land office has been shut down. We do apologize for the inconvenience, but our staff will continue to work remotely. You can contact them by phone and/or email.

Natalya Robbins Sherman, Homesite Agent - Phone ☎: 928-206-6576 Email ✉:
Tully Begay, Principal Engineering Technician - Phone ☎: 928-797-0779 Email ✉:
Antoinette Begay, Computer Opertor - Email ✉:

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

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

Office is Closed, please email or call. Thank You.
☎(928) 206-6576 • (928) 797-0779