To help individual Navajos and families obtain legal entitlement to land within the Navajo Nation, so that they can obtain a home.
The Homesite Section of the Navajo Land Department does the following to achieve this mission:
Supervises and directs activities of the Homesite Section staff, implement and disseminate information to chapters.
Attends meetings at chapter level, Peacemaker and Navajo Nation Courts regarding homesite.
Provides homesite leases to improve the standard of living of the Navajo people to lease land to construct a home with the necessary indoor facilities.
Receives, reviews, and updates applications on Navajo Nation Tribal Trust and Fee land for approval by the Navajo Land Dept. Director and the BIA Area Director.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. Process all homesite lease applications submitted.
2. Ensure all requirements for a homesite lease are submitted.
3. Ensure all information regarding survey plat are correct.
4. Ensure Certification forms are completed by the respective local grazing officials.
5. Ensure filing fees and other required fees are paid.
6. Ensure that consent forms are signed by the permittee.
7. Ensure applicants' name(s) are their legal names by verifying it with the certificate of Indian blood.
8. Applicant must be of legal majority age to apply for a Homesite.
9. Attend meetings pertaining to homesite lease issues.
10. Ensure all completed homesite leases are submitted to authorized representatives of the Navajo Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs for their final review and approval.
11. Ensure all Finalized Leases (Fort Defiance Agency) are on file.
12. Ensure monthly/quarterly reports are submitted to the Director as requested.
13. Distribute and explain the homesite lease application procedures to the applicants.
HOMESITE POLICY & PROCEDURE (PDF) Approved in 1993
HOMESITE POLICY & PROCEDURE (PDF) Amended waiting for approval 2009
HOMESITE LEASE APPLICATION
HOMESITE LEASE FLOWCHART
ARCHEAOLOGY CULTURAL RESOURCES
PRIVATE SURVEYORS LIST