Divisions - Natural Resources and Safety

Since its establishment in 2010, the Pawnee Nation Division of Natural Resources and Safety (DNRS) has been and continues to remain dedicated to the conservation, protection, management, and use of the tribe's natural resources; as well as promoting public education to help further understand and appreciate our natural resources. The well-being, quality of life, and safety of the public is also a priority within the Division. DNRS strives to enhance the lives of tribal and non-tribal citizens by interacting with the surrounding communities frequently to promote conservation and safety, and by collaborating with outside agencies to expand and improve services available to all citizens living within the Pawnee Nation jurisdictional boundaries.

The Division of Natural Resources and Safety consists of the following departments: 

Although each department within the Division holds separate mission statements and objectives, the combination of departments provides ample opportunity for collaboration to better accomplish service objectives and in bringing new ideas to fruition.




Pawnee Nation Conservation and Safety Code (Title XI)

Fish and Wildlife Harvest Permits may be purchased and received from the
Pawnee Nation Tax Office at 808 Morris Road, Pawnee, OK 74058
Tax Office - (918) 762-3624


Pawnee Nation Natural Resource Protection Act (Title XII)

Pawnee Nation Regulations

Chapter 1. Pawnee Nation Public Water Supply

Chapter 2. Pawnee Nation Wastewater Regulation Permits

Public Water Supply Permit Application

Wastewater System Permit Application

Water Use Permit Application


Pawnee Nation Energy Resource Protection Act (Title XIII)

                      Energy Resource Protection Permit Application

                      Energy Resource Protection Permit Renewal Application

Energy Resource Protection Permit Attachments



Hydraulic Fracturing

Methane Emissions

Oil and Gas Drilling

Oil and Gas Exploration

Oil and Gas Operations


Product Transport

Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility

Underground Injection Control

Spill Report Form


Pawnee Nation Cannabis sativa L. Farming Act (Title XIV)

Pawnee Nation Cannabis sativa L. (Hemp) Farming Regulations


                           Download Hemp License Application

Online Hemp License Application

               Forms and Reports

                            Download Hemp Harvest Report



Food Code:


Application for Temporary Food Establishment Permit – for vendors, food trucks and concession sales on the Pawnee Nation Campus, not required for Feasts, Ceremonies, or other events that food is not sold.


International Building Codes

The Pawnee Nation has adopted the 2009 International Building Code. Prior to construction on Pawnee Nation trust properties, a completed Building Construction Permit must be submitted to the Division for approval. Once approved a certificate for the permit to construct will be issued.

Building Construction Permit Application

Liquefied Petroleum Gases Permit


Comments or questions pertaining to the Division of Natural Resources and Safety can be directed to any of the following:

Telephone: 918-762-3655
Fax: 918-762-6461
Email - dnrs@pawneenation.org

Physical Address:
301 Agency Road
Pawnee, OK 74058

Mailing Address:
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058