Tohono O’odham Code

The Tohono O’odham Code is an unofficial compilation of the Nation’s laws of permanent and general interest, as well as Tohono O’odham Judicial Court rules, canons, and significant administrative orders. While the Code as a whole has not been formally adopted by the Legislative Council, an increasing number of the Nation’s laws are being adopted in a uniformly codified format and the individual laws appearing in the Code have been duly enacted as reflected in their legislative histories. The histories appear on the title page of each chapter or article and provide a detailed description of the enactment and amendment of the materials that follow, as well as references to related and repealed provisions.

The Tohono O’odham Code has been created as a reference that will necessarily be refined and expanded as additional materials become available. Suggested additions and corrections are welcome and should be referred in writing to the Legislative Attorney’s Office.

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Table of Contents
Constitution of the Tohono O’odham Nation

Title 1 General Provisions
Chapter 1 Construction
Chapter 2 Sovereign Immunity; Legislative Immunity
Chapter 3 Government Comment Guidelines
Chapter 4 Appointed Officers
Title 2 Agriculture and Livestock
Chapter 1 Tohono O’odham Farming Authority
Chapter 2 Rodeo and Fair
Chapter 3 [RESERVED]
Chapter 4 Livestock Owners
Chapter 5 Livestock Buyers
Chapter 6 [RESERVED]
Title 3 Children
Chapters 1-3 Children’s Code
Chapter 1– Children’s Civil
Chapter 2– Juvenile Justice
Chapter 3– Effect of Children’s Code
Chapter 4 Juvenile Curfew
Title 4 Civil Actions
Chapter 1 Civil Actions
Chapter 2 Removal and Exclusion of Nonmembers
Chapter 3 Garnishment Law
Chapter 4 Violating a Public Health Measure
Title 5 Commerce
Chapter 1 Business Transactions
Chapter 2 Photographing Permits
Chapter 3 Traders Licensing
Chapter 4 Tow Truck Regulations and Requirements
Title 6 Courts
Chapter 1 Courts and Procedures
Chapter 2 [RESERVED]
Chapter 3 Judicial Court rules are available at Tohono O’odham Judicial Branch website.
Chapter 4 Suspension of Judges
Title 7 Crimes
Chapter 1 Criminal Code
Chapter 2 Extradition
Chapter 3 Sex Offender Registration and Notification
Chapter 4 Victims’ Rights
Title 8 Culture
Chapter 1 Archaeological Resources Protection
Chapter 2 Repatriation
Title 9 Domestic Relations
Chapter 1 Domestic Relations
Title 10 Economic Development
Chapter 1 Economic Development Authority
Chapter 2 Community Development Financial Institution
Title 11 Education
Chapter 1 Tohono O’odham Community College
Chapter 2 School Age Attendance
Chapter 3 Youth Council
Title 12 Elections
Chapter 1 Elections
Title 13 Employment
Chapter 1 Tribal Employment Rights
Chapter 2 Prevailing Wages
Chapter 3 Whistleblower Protection
Title 14 Enrollment
Chapter 1 Enrollment Ordinance
Title 15 Environment
Chapter 1 Solid Waste Management
Chapter 2 Soil and Water Conservation District
Chapter 3 Interim Pesticide Protocol
Chapter 4 Cactus Removal
Chapter 5 Rock, Shrub, and Plant Removal
Chapter 6 Woodcutting
Chapter 7 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
Title 16 Gaming
Chapter 1 Regulation of Gaming Activities
Chapter 2 Gaming Enterprise
Chapter 3 O’odham Voice on the Use of Gaming Revenues
Title 17 Health and Safety
Chapter 1 Adult Protection
Chapter 2 Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority
Chapter 3 Restaurant Sanitation Regulations
Chapter 4 Fireworks
Chapter 5 Boxing and Unarmed Combat
Article 1– Boxing and Unarmed Combat
Article 2– Boxing Regulations
Article 3– Unarmed Combat Regulations
Chapter 6 [RESERVED] – Involuntary Commitment
Chapter 7 Animal Control
Chapter 8 Research Code
Title 18 Housing and Construction
Chapter 1 Tohono O’odham Ki:ki Association
Chapter 2 Vi-ikam Doag Industries
Chapter 3 Building Codes
Chapter 4 Housing Code
Chapter 5 Residential Land Leases for Leasehold Mortgages
Title 19 Land
Chapter 1 Agricultural and Range Trespass
Chapter 2 Nonmember Land Leases
Chapter 3 Distribution of Lease Proceeds
Article 1– General Lease Proceeds
Article 2– Mining Lease Proceeds
Chapter 4 Recreation Permits
Article 1– Nonmember Hunting Permits
Article 2– Camping and Picnicking Permits
Chapter 5 Escheat
Chapter 6 Nation’s Consent to Commercial Leases and Home Sites Allotments
Title 20 Legal
Chapter 1 Office of the Attorney General
Chapter 2 Office of Independent Counsel
Title 21 Liquor
Chapter 1 Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 2 Alcoholic Beverages Regulations
Title 22 Taxation
Chapter 1 Tobacco Tax
Chapter 2 Transaction Privilege Tax
Chapter 3 General Welfare
Chapter 4 Tax Administration and Enforcement
Chapter 5 Hotel Occupancy Tax; Food and Beverage Tax
Title 23 Traffic Code
Chapter 1 Traffic
  Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Chapter 2 Driving Under the Influence
Chapter 3 Speeding
Chapter 4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
Title 24 Utilities and Communications
Chapter 1 Tohono O’odham Utility Authority
Chapter 2 Cable Communications
Title 25 Water
Chapter 1 Water Trust
Chapter 2 District Water Advisory Committee
Chapter 3 Tohono O’odham Nation Water Code
Chapter 4 Implementation Provisions Regarding SAWRSA
Chapter 5 Water Quality
Title 26 Finance
Chapter 1 Finance Code
Article 3– Gaming Revenue Distribution Formula and District Allocation Guidelines
Article 4– Contracting and Procurement Authority
Article 5– Fraud Policy
Article 6– Signatures and Bank Accounts
Chapter 2 Grants
Chapter 3 Permanent Trust Fund
Title 27 Districts
Chapter 1 Creation of the Hia-Ced District of the Tohono O’odham Nation
Chapter 2 San Lucy District Boundary Ordinance