All lineal tribal descendants that trace their descent to a person named on the “Historic Tribal Roll,” are eligible to be a member of the Mattaponi Tribe.

Tribal descendants must also prove substantial contact with residents on the Mattaponi Reservation in order to gain membership.

The Tribal Council shall have the power to pass ordinances which are consistent with and pursuant to the Constitution governing future membership, loss of membership, and all other necessary procedures for enrollment.

Official Site of the

Mattaponi  Indian Tribe & Reservation


Enrollment Application (PDF)

Individual History Form (PDF)

Ancestry Table (PDF)


Enrollment Application Form:
Print clearly in BLACK or BLUE ink only. Make sure the application is fully completed, signed, and dated. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Signatories must be at least 18 years of age, parents or legal guardians my sign for minors. Please include both P.O. Box and Physical Address.
Birth Certificate (Long Form, Certified Copy): This document must show the full name of the parent(s) through whom eligibility is claimed.

Marriage License, Divorce Decree, or Adoption Papers, etc. - If the name on the application differs from the BIRTH NAME.

Individual History Chart and Ancestry Table: These forms provide information on the individual’s Mattaponi genealogy.

Photo: Passport-sized color photo (2” X 2” inches in size, head, and shoulders, in front of a plain white background), taken within at least six (6) months to reflect your current appearance. This is required in order to generate your Tribal Card. The Petition Office can provide this service.

Copy of State-Issued Photo ID, Driver’s License, or Other Approved Official Photo.

Final Decree of Adoption: If the applicant is adopted. An applicant must be the biological child of a person who is a lineal descendant of a person whose name appears on the Historic Tribal Roll.

Tribal Card: If you were issued a Tribal Card prior to 2016, include a copy. If proof is provided of a previous tribal card issued by the Mattaponi Tribal Government, then the application would be considered a RENEWAL and the application fee will be waived.

Application Fee: There will be a non-refundable application fee of $100 per applicant for all new applications. The $100 application fee is waived for renewal applications. Please ensure you submit a Check or Money Order Made Payable to: Mattaponi Indian Reservation with your completed application.

Membership Dues / Taxes: Members may pay their annual dues (off reservation) or taxes (on reservation) at the same time as they submit their enrollment documents. Payment is required to access certain rights or privileges associated with tribal membership, as outlined in the Constitution.


TRIBAL CARDS:Tribal Cards will only be issued to members who are 12 years of age and older. No one under the age of 12 will be issued a tribal card. Replacement tribal cards are $10 per card.

SUBMITTING YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION:You can submit your completed application via mail or email to the Mattaponi Indian Reservation Enrollment Department:
1314 Mattaponi Reservation Circle, West Point, VA 23181

PROCESSING TIME: The enrollment process can take up to three months once a completed application is submitted. Completed applications are reviewed by the Tribal Council at regular monthly meetings or as needed in emergency cases.

NEED HELP? Our staff can help you complete your application. Contact Enrollment Specialist Olivia Garcia at (804)-353-5908 or at olivia.garcia@mattaponination.com.