News From The Clerk’s Office


While our doors are closed temporarily, we will continue to remain open Monday through Friday; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with limited staff who are available by TELEPHONE ONLY.

Cattaraugus Territory – (716) 532-4900 ext. 5000
Allegany Territory – (716) 945-1790 ext. 3000

You can mail completed forms along with a copy of your photo identification as proof of identify if you are unable to obtain a notary to: Seneca Nation of Indians, 90 Ohi:yo’ Way, Salamanca NY 14779.
All forms are available online at under Clerk’s Office documents.

If you would like to sign up for Direct Deposit of your annuity and/or Elders Check, you will have to complete the form. The form is available on the web at under Documents/Clerk’s Office / Direct Deposit forms or at the Clerk’s Office.

• All direct deposit forms MUST have attached a voided check or deposit slip (start-up checks will NOT be accepted).
• Members must be at least 18 years old to sign up for Direct Deposit
• Minors are NOT eligible for Direct Deposit

If you receive direct deposit, it is your responsibility to keep your address updated with the Clerk’s Office.

A Burial fund has been designated to pay for funeral expenses up to $7000 for enrolled members. For additional details, please contact the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. If after hours or on weekends, please contact Bethany Johnson, Clerk (716)-474-6361 or Marta Kettle, Deputy Clerk (716)-474-5403.

Please remember to keep your address current with the Clerk’s Office. This includes changes with custody of minor children or legal guardians (Court orders).

We are suspending the acceptance of any in person registrations temporarily. This temporary measure does NOT relieve members of the obligation to register by December 31, 2020. If there are any changes, they will be posted on the SNI Web site at