Realty and Trust Services


TRUST SERVICES (REALTY)

The entities within the Trust Services Department are responsible for title maintenance, verification, and certification; processing and assisting with a broad range of sublease transactions and related curative measures; and processing completed rights-of-way applications.

Land Title and Records Office

Land Title and Records Office is the official office-of-record for all documents affecting title to trust lands on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation (ACIR) and for the determination, maintenance, and certified reporting of land title ownership and encumbrances on those lands. The Land Title and Records Office maintains the federal Indian Land Record of Title, examines and determines the completeness and accuracy of the records, certifying the findings and reporting the status of title to ACIR trust lands. Email Us At: LTROServices@aguacaliente.net.

Residential Leasing

Residential Leasing processes sub-leasehold assignments and encumbrances on tribal and allotted trust lands of the ACIR for submission to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approval. Residential Leasing's review ensures transactions have adequate supporting documentation and deeds of trust do not over-encumber a leasehold. Clients include escrow companies, title companies, lessor's agents, law firms, financial institutions, and individuals. Processing Time: 10 business days to initial review. Rush Processing is Available at 2 business days to initial review.

Most FAQ's can be answered by looking at the links below or you can email us at: residentialleasing@aguacaliente.net.

Transactional Services

Transactional Services assists clients by providing in-depth guidance and administrative services to cure title deficiencies, resolve complex transactions, and complete the associated documentation required before sub-leasehold transactions are submitted to Residential Leasing for processing and BIA approval.

Facilitating all phases of sub-leasehold submittals on residential Indian lease lands, Agua Caliente's Transactional Services will:

An initial assessment and the related fee is required prior to proceeding with your transaction. Assessment Processing Time: 10 business days

Please see the link below for a copy of the Transactional Services Administrative Fee Schedule. You can email us at: transactionalservices@aguacaliente.net.

Rights-Of-Way

Rights-Of-Way is responsible for the collection and processing of federally compliant data necessary for the recordation of permits, temporary access and easements across trust lands on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Rights-Of-Way also performs research on historic easements, expired rights-of-way and suspected instances of property use trespass. Contact Rights-of-Way at 760-416.3289.


Contact

Cynthia J. Morales
Director of Trust Services
Office: 760-416-3289 / 760-699-6452
Mail: cmorales@aguacaliente.net

Jacob Bradford
Program Manager
Land Title and Records Office

Phone: 760-699-6452
Email: jacob.bradford@bia.gov

Makeia Tili
Residential Leasing Supervisor And Transactional Services
Phone: 760-416-3289
Email: makeia.tili@bia.gov