Payments

"You must make all payments to ONRR electronically to the extent it is cost effective and practical." [30 CFR 1218.51(b)]

As of January 5, 2015, you can make payments with Courtesy Notices--for rent (except first-year rent), recoupable rent, gas storage, rights-of-way, deferred bonuses, and well fees--electronically through eCommerce to Pay.gov to ONRR. Please follow instructions in the Electronic Payment Options section below.

Use this table to determine your payment options and which form, if any, should accompany your payment. Instructions, FAQ's, examples, and contact information follow the table.

Payment Type Form that must Accompany Payment Payment Options
Commodities except
Solid Minerals
Solid Minerals Federal Indian
(Tribes with a lockbox, see Instructions)
pay.gov ACH Fedwire Check pay.gov ACH Fedwire Check
Rent (non-Courtesy Notice) ONRR-2014 ONRR-4430
(P&R)*
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Royalty ONRR-2014 ONRR-4430
(P&R)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
FIN, IOR, OTH Invoices** ONRR-2014 ONRR-4430
(P&R)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
INT Invoice** None None Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Rent Courtesy Notice Courtesy Notice Yes No No No*** No No No NA
ROW/RUE Courtesy Notice Courtesy Notice Yes No No No*** No No No NA
Gas Storage Courtesy Notice Courtesy Notice Yes No No No*** No No No NA
Deferred Bonuses Courtesy Notice Courtesy Notice Yes No No No*** No No No NA
Well Fees Courtesy Notice Courtesy Notice Yes No No No*** No No No NA
Rent (eCommerce) None None Yes**** No No No NA NA NA NA

*If your payment is for a rental on a Solid Minerals lease that is NOT associated with a mine, it MUST be reported on an ONRR-2014.
**FIN - Financial Terms, IOR - Indian Over-Recoupment, OTH - Other, INT - Interest
***If you are paying rent, fees, or bonus via Courtesy Notice, do NOT send an ONRR-2014.  You must submit the MAXXX customer number, F/I (Federal/Indian) indicator, and lease number with your payment.
****Federal rent payments must be initiated in eCommerce, which will open a new template in Pay.gov where the payor can complete the transaction. (Federal rent payments cannot be initiated in Pay.gov.)

ONRR will discontinue Courtesy Notice mailings no later than January 1, 2016.


Payments by Check

  • Mailed to ONRR
  • Prepare and send any payments made by check—regardless of differing instructions on bills or correspondence—to this address:
    Office of Natural Resources Revenue
    PO Box 25627
    Denver CO 80225-0627


  • Delivered to ONRR
  • Prepare and deliver any payments made by check--whether by courier or in person--to this location:
    Office of Natural Resources Revenue
    Room A614, Document Processing Team
    Building 85, Denver Federal Center
    Sixth Ave and Kipling St
    Denver CO 80225

    Office hours: 7:00a-4:00p workdays

  • Instructions
    For Federal payments, make your check payable to ONRR, and put the following information on each check:
    • Payor Code
    • Payor Assigned Document (PAD) number—a unique, payor-assigned number for each report and corresponding payment. The PAD is item 4 on the Form ONRR-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance.

    For Indian (non-lockbox) payments, make your check payable to ONRR for BIA, and put the following information on each check:
  • Contacts
    For check payment policies and exceptions, contact:

Payments to Indian Lockboxes (Tribes specified below)

  • Instructions
    Please include, or request that your bank include, the following information with your payment:
    • Company Name
    • Company Contact and Phone Number
    • Company five-digit ONRR-assigned Payor Code
    • The payor-assigned document (PAD) number(s) or invoice number(s) that correspond to your payment. (The PAD is item 4 on the Form ONRR-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance.)
    Lockbox Tribes and Addresses
    • Blackfeet Nation
      Electronic payment is required.  Contact Marvin Hamsher at Marvin.Hamsher@onrr.gov, or 303-231-3123 for electronic deposit instructions.
    • Jicarilla Apache Tribe
      Lockbox mailing address:
      Jicarilla Apache Nation
      PO Box 3080
      Winston Salem NC  27102-3080
      Courier (delivery) address:
      Wells Fargo Bank
      MAC D4000-062 2nd Flr
      One West Fourth Street
      Winston-Salem NC  27101
    • Navajo Nation
      Lockbox mailing address:
      Navajo Nation
      PO Box 52543
      Phoenix AZ 85072-02543
      Include Acct No. 6008301569 on the payment.
      Courier (delivery) address:
      Wells Fargo Lockbox-S4001-01A
      Ref: Navajo Nation/Acct No. 6008301569
      1305 West 23rd Street
      Tempe AZ 85282
    • Southern Ute Indian Tribe
      Lockbox mailing address:
      Southern Ute Indian Tribe
      PO Box 973496
      Dallas TX 75397-3496
      Courier (delivery) address:
      Southern Ute Indian Tribe
      Bank One Lockbox 973496
      Attn: Regional Lockbox Tx1-0006
      14800 Frye Road
      Fort Worth TX 76155
    • Ute Indian Tribe
      Lockbox mailing address:
      Ute Indian Tribe
      PO Box 3271
      Salt Lake City UT 84110-3271
      Courier (delivery) address:
      PNC
      Wells Fargo Bank
      260 N Charles Lindbergh Dr
      U1240-02C
      Salt Lake City UT 84116
      Reference Ute Indian Lockbox #003271
  • Contacts
    Indian Distributee Codes and Leases contact:

Jointly-owned Lease Payments

  • Tribal and Allotted
    Report and pay 100% of royalties due on jointly-owned leases to ONRR, and put the BIA office Distributee Code on the payment. ONRR will allocate the revenue to the Tribe and the allottees.
    Questions? Contact:
  • CIRI Leases
    Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated (CIRI) leases are jointly owned by CIRI and the Federal Government.
    Report the CIRI portion and the Federal portion of a jointly-owned lease to ONRR on separate Form ONRR-2014s. Use payment method 2 on the 2014 for the CIRI portion.
    Reporting questions? Contact your Royalty Reporting Contacts.
    Pay the Federal portion to ONRR—a Distributee Code is not needed.
    Pay the CIRI portion directly to CIRI.
    Payment questions? Contact: