Indian Exemption Procedures
County Fees on Registration- An individual may be exempt the county fees on a registration if they are enrolled Northern Arapahoe or Eastern Shoshone and reside on the reservation. If there are two names on the title and one person is enrolled or only one person lives on the reservation, they may be exempt one half of the county fee. (The percentage might be one third or one fourth, depending on the number of names on the title and their eligibility.)
Sales Tax- The same rules listed above apply to Sales Tax.
A separate form must be completed for each name on the title that is claiming exemption of fees. One eligible owner may sign the forms if all owners are not present. If the eligible owner is not present a notarized copy of the Indian Exepmtion form will need to be provided.
New Purchases- The address of the owner AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE is used to determine eligibilty of exemption. This applies to sales tax and registration (when registration period began). Taxes begin on the date of the purchase. We use the address on the title, it is the official document. When we are doing a temporary registration or sales tax only and the title is not yet recorded, we use the address on the bill of sale.
Vehicles that are titled in the name of the tribes or tribal entities qualify for exemption. Tribal entities should also have the name of the tribe on them. Wind River Casino/Arapahoe Tribe and Morning Star Care Center/ Eastern Shoshone Tribe are two examples. Other tribal entities are Circle of Respect, Shoshone Enterprises, Meadowlark Youth Facility, Boys and Girls Club, and so on.
An individual’s name with dba ——–(a sole proprietorship) can be exempt the county fee and sales tax. The enrolled person’s name must be on the title.