About the Business and Corporate Regulatory Commission
The Seminole Nation Business and Corporate Regulatory Commission ("BCR Commission") was established in 1988 with one employee to monitor and regulate tobacco sales in Seminole Indian Country. The BCR Commission now has six employees to administer tribal codes legislated for the collection of certain fees to assist with the expenses of tribal government.
The BCR Commission is composed of a five member board of directors, an executive director, and its employees. The BCR Commission´s administration currently oversees tribal motor vehicle registrations and the collection of a tribal sales fee, gaming fee, tobacco rebate fees, and motor fuel rebates. The BCR Commission is authorized to enforce tribal regulatory laws and also oversees inter-governmental (state/tribal) agreements to ensure compliance.
The United States federal government recognizes the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma as a sovereign government and enjoys a special relationship, referred to as a government to government relationship, based on treaties between the two nations. Established under the auspices of the Seminole Nation´s tribal sovereignty, the BCR Commission exercises certain regulatory powers reserved for Federally Recognized Tribes as delegated to it by the Seminole Nation General Council. Title 3A of the Seminole Nation Code was enacted to establish the BCR Commission and provide the general administrative provisions for the collection of tribal fees. The BCR Commission is an independent tribal agency of the Seminole Nation and not a federal program. For more regulatory information visit the taxes and fees page
For more regulatory information visit the Tribal Fees page