Tribal Motor Vehicle Exemptions

Tribal Motor Vehicle Exemptions

County Registration Fees Exemption
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 50% of the county fee. The percentage depends upon the number of names on the title and their eligibility.

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 Exemption form will need to be provided. Proof of residency (e.g., rent receipt or utility bill with service address) may also be required.

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 the titles. Wind River Casino/Arapahoe Tribe and Morning Star Care Center/ Eastern Shoshone Tribe are two examples. Other tribal entities include Circle of Respect, Shoshone Enterprises, Meadowlark Youth Facility, Boys and Girls Club, etc.

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.

Vehicle Sales Tax Exemption 
Motor vehicle sales to members of the Eastern Shoshone or Northern Arapaho Tribes may be exempt from sales tax. 

Motor vehicle sales after January 1, 2014, are exempt from the payment of sales tax if a member of the Northern Arapahoe or Eastern Shoshone Tribes takes possession of their purchase at a physical location on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Treasurer’s office will require evidence that the property was delivered by the seller to a location on the Wind River Reservation. Acceptable evidence will be a shipping document provided by the common carrier or an affidavit of delivery. This applies to both person-to-person sales and sales by dealerships.

The Wyoming Department of Revenue requires that the Affidavit of Delivery be placed on company letterhead (for purchases from dealerships or business entities) and the purchaser must sign it as well.

The Treasurer’s office recognizes the exterior boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation (diminished) as defined by the Wind River Cession Act of 1905 (33 stat. 1016) or other Indian Country as defined by 18 USC 1151 (trust land).

Questions regarding these exemptions? Please contact the Fremont County Treasurer’s office at 332-1105 or email us at treasurer@fremontcountywy.gov.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Registration Renewals Only: A vehicle that has received this exemption in the immediate prior year and for which there have been no changes to ownership, title or residence can be renewed with the exemption online or through the mail without a new Exemption Form(s) filed with the Treasurer's office.

CLAIM FOR EXEMPTION FROM VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE & SALES TAX