Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Crossing Permit Information

Crossing Permits are permits which allow entities to cross Tribal land for a certain purpose. One example is for entities that have a need to cross Tribal Land for the purpose of conducting business on and/or off Tribal Land, or just need temporary access to private or public land. Permits are only valid for the purpose stated on the permit. The permit does not allow entities to be on Tribal land for any activities that have not been otherwise authorized by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

Please make sure that your permit is valid for all employees. It is the permittee’s responsibility as a permit holder to have all valid documents in every vehicle on the reservation.

Permit Fees

  1. Day: $35 per company
  2. Week: $75 per company
  3. Month: $150 per company
  4. Annual: $500 per company
  5. Vehicle Decals: $40 per vehicle
  6. Tribal Member Business (100% owned/operated): no fee

Decals must be purchased for each vehicle to be covered by the company permit. Decals are not required for equipment or trailers. Decals must be permanently affixed to the driver’s side of the windshield. Not doing so may result in cause for revocation of your permit!

Valid Permits

  1. Purpose and MAP: Crossing permits are only valid for the location(s) stated on your crossing permit. The Crossing Permit does not allow you to be on Tribal land for any other activities that have not been otherwise authorized by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (i.e. Hunting, Camping, Site Seeing, Hiking). If the permit is for the “Oil & Gas Field” please download and print out the Oil and Gasfield Map. This map must be attached to every copy of the crossing permit. If you are performing any type of activity on land adjacent to Tribal land that may involve your being on Tribal land (i.e. fence building, or any type of surveying) you must first receive authorization from the Department of Natural Resources / Lands Division, at (970) 563-0126.
  2. Copy of Permit: The Crossing Permit is not valid unless the employee crossing the reservation has a valid copy of the crossing permit in his/her possession with copies of: 1) a Company Employee/Vehicle List that includes employees’ names and descriptions (year, make model, license plate number and state) of all company vehicles, and 2) a copy of the map
  3. Decal: Your annual permit is only valid if your decal is permanently placed in the lower left hand corner of the vehicle windshield that is registered on you vehicle and personnel list. Decals are not required for vehicles on short term permits.
  4. PLEASE HAVE ALL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES READ THIS PAGE AND THE STATEMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CROSSING PERMIT REGARDING RULES AND REGULATIONS WHILE CROSSING TRIBAL LAND. THIS ACTION COULD SAVE YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES FROM BEING CITED FOR VIOLATIONS THAT CAN RESULT IN FINES AND/ OR REVOCATION OF THE PERMIT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOUR EMPLOYEES UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS OF THE PERMIT ISSUED TO YOUR COMPANY.

If you have any questions or if you need further information, please contact: Tammie Begay or Seana Cahill, Lands Technicians or Jim E. Formea, Permits and Rights-of-Way Coordinator at (970) 563-0126.