Cherokee Nation to break ground on tag office in Catoosa
CATOOSA – Cherokee Nation officials will break ground at 2 p.m. on Wednesday for a tag office at 400 N. 161st E. Ave.
According to a CN release, the 5,128-square-foot facility will replace the tribe’s current tag office in Catoosa, which shares office space with the Cherokee Nation Welcome Center.
The new office will have 10 service agents, a larger lobby and more parking to better accommodate CN citizens purchasing license plates, CN officials said.
The tribe’s Catoosa tag office opened in 2014. On average, it processes more than 3,000 motor vehicle tags for citizens each month, officials said.
With a larger facility, the tag office can accommodate the high demand of tags in a timely manner, the release states.
According to the release, the CN has offered its car tag program since 2002. Officials said the tribe has sold nearly 475,000 motor vehicle tags and more than 16,000 boat tags, generating revenue that is invested in tribal programs. More than $70 million has been invested in education and more than $30 million in roads and bridges, officials said. They added that nearly $6 million has been given to law enforcement.
The CN also operates tag offices in Adair, Collinsville, Jay, Sallisaw and Tahlequah.