Treasurer FAQ

 

 

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Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding government holidays.

The treasurer’s office is located at the Tulsa County Headquarters Building, 218 W. 6th St., 8th Floor (Southeast corner of 6th and Denver).

To make a payment in person, either come to the Tulsa County Treasurer’s Office 8th Floor or pay at one of the remote bank locations shown on the link, Tax Collection Sites.

To make a payment via the internet, select Make a Payment.

To make a payment by phone, call 1-888-379-1062.

Mail to: John M. Fothergill
Tulsa County Treasurer
218 W. 6th St., 8th Floor
Tulsa, OK 74119-1004

Yes, but only when paying by internet or phone. Credit card, debit card, and electronic check payments CANNOT be accepted in person at the Treasurer’s Office or remote bank locations.

American Express, Discover/Novus, MasterCard or Visa.

A convenience fee of 2.4% is imposed for credit or debit card payments.

A convenience fee of $1 is imposed for electronic check payments.

No. These fees are charged for the service provided by the credit card companies.

To pay current year AND all prior year taxes due, use the parcel number. To pay what is currently due for a tax year, use the tax roll item number.

Tax due dates are set by state law.

Taxes may be paid in one full payment or two half payments. At least one half of the tax must be paid before January 1. First half payments cannot be accepted after December 31. If half of the tax is not paid before January 1, the entire amount becomes due and payable and is subject to the statutes governing delinquent taxes.

Taxes of $25 or less must be paid in full before January 1.

If the first half payment option is chosen, the second half must be paid before April 1. If the second half is not paid before April 1, the remaining balance becomes due and payable and is subject to the statutes governing delinquent taxes.

If half of the tax is not paid before January 1, the entire amount becomes due and payable. Delinquent taxes are subject to interest, costs and fees as required by Title 68, Oklahoma Statute, Section 2913.

A tax based on the assessed value of real estate or personal property.

There are two types of special assessments.

One special assessment type is an annual assessment such as fire, drainage or sewer and is certified by a city entity upon a particular piece of real estate.

The other special assessment type is not an annual assessment. This certification is made to the treasurer’s office after services for cleaning and mowing or nuisance abatement by a city entity or the City-County Health Department.

No. A tax or special assessment cannot be divided after certification. Taxes are generally addressed by the closing company or lender at the time of closing.

A sinking fund is used by a government to retire indebtedness in the form of general obligation bonds and/or judgments. Sinking funds are funded through an ad valorem tax levy.

The tax rates vary when additional funding is approved in a district by a vote of the people for roads, schools, public buildings, and other public needs.

There are two possible reasons why your name is not shown on the tax statement. One is a change in ownership made after mid-September and the change will be reflected on the statement you receive next year. The other is an error when a conveyance has been missed and this should be addressed with the assessor’s office.

Ownership changes made after mid-September will not be reflected on the tax statement until the following year. Please contact the treasurer’s office by calling 918-596-5071 so we can make every effort to ensure the new owner receives a tax statement.

Notify your mortgage company that you received the tax statement and confirm they will be remitting payment on your behalf. Once payment is received, a code will be added to your real estate parcel directing future statements to the mortgage company.

Mortgage servicers must pay taxes for all parcels they are servicing in one annual payment by December 31, or the entire tax becomes delinquent.

No. This correction must be made by the assessor’s office. Provide the parcel or tax roll item number, owner’s name or legal description to ensure the correction is made to the right property.

Complete the Address Change form included with your tax statement. If you do not have the form, click on the link, Address Change Form or contact our office by calling 918-596-5071.

If the address change is for a business personal account, make the request in writing to the business department of the assessor’s office.

Deeds showing conveyances and descriptions of properties are recorded in the county clerk’s office and transferred to the county assessor’s office. The information contained within these documents is used to compile the tax rolls each year.

Contact the title research department of the assessor’s office with questions regarding the legal description.

This information is accessible by using the 15 digit tax roll item number or 14 digit parcel number located on the front of your tax statement. Click on the link, Your Tax Account. You may also contact a taxpayer information representative at the treasurer’s office by calling 918-596-5071 for assistance. A representative will ask for one of the following: parcel or tax roll item number, owner’s name, legal description and/or property address.

Yes, please contact a taxpayer information representative by calling 918-596-5071. A representative will ask for one of the following: parcel or tax roll item number, owner’s name, legal description and/or property address.

Tulsa County becomes the involuntary purchaser and the properties can be purchased through the Commissioners’ Sale process. Click on the link, County Properties for Sale. For instructions on purchasing county properties, click on the link, Guidelines for Purchasing County Properties. To view a list of properties available for sale, click on the link, County Properties for Sale. To print the bid form, click on this link, Proposed Bid on County Property.

The assessor is required to determine a value for each property as of January 1 of each year. This value will vary from property to property.

The county treasurer apportions taxes collected among the schools, cities, City-County Library, City-County Health Department, and county instead of each taxpayer paying separate amounts to these agencies. Special assessments are apportioned to the certifying entity. All of the money you pay to the county treasurer stays within your community.

Individual school districts are constitutionally authorized to levy for general, building and sinking funds. Ad valorem taxes collected as a result of the school district specific levies are maintained and expended by the individual school districts. A county wide 4-Mill levy is also authorized by the Constitution and ad valorem taxes collected are distributed among all schools within the county based on average daily attendance.

First, you must have filed a protest on the assessment of your property tax with the assessor’s office during the applicable time period. Contact the assessor’s office for additional information on their protest deadlines and procedures.

Once a protest response has been received from the assessor’s office, if you are not satisfied with the results and wish to pursue the matter further, seek the advice of an attorney.

Oklahoma Tax Commission Form 990 and a copy of the district court case must be received by the Tulsa County Treasurer.

First half payments made under protest must be received in the treasurer’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last working day in December.

Second half payments made under protest must be received in the treasurer’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., March 31.

Postmarks by the dates above are not treated as receipt dates for protest taxes. The above deadlines apply only to protest of the assessed tax amount and DO NOT apply to protest of the assessed valuations.

We cannot supply an actual duplicate receipt. However, we can provide a “screen-print” of your tax record showing the payment amount, and the date the payment was posted. You may also print this information from our website, click on the link, Your Tax Account.

Contact the assessor’s office by calling 918-596-5166 or click on the link, www.assessor.tulsacounty.org to determine if you qualify for one of the following forms of relief:

• Homestead Exemption
• Additional Homestead Exemption (also referred to as Double Homestead)
• Senior Valuation Limitation (Senior Freeze)
• 100% Disabled Veteran’s Exemption

Contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission by calling 1-800-522-8165 or 918-581-2399. For information and an application form, click on the link, www.tax.ok.gov.

  • Oklahoma Claim for Credit or Refund of Property Taxes (Form 538-H Circuit Breaker).
  • Oklahoma Claim for Credit/Refund of Sales Tax (Form 538-S).

Contact the National Service HELPLINE by calling 918-836-4357 and if possible, they will provide information about an agency that may offer assistance.

No, contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission by calling 1-800-522-8165 or 918-581-2399.

Abstracts are stored by various abstract companies within the county.

The Tulsa County Inspector’s Office should be contacted prior to construction of any structure, including the placement of mobile homes, barns, swimming pools, accessory building, and grading (earth change) on any parcel of land in the unincorporated areas of Tulsa County. For more information contact the Inspection’s office by calling 918-596-5293.

The One-Stop Permit Center, City Hall, One Technology Center, 175 E 2nd St, Tulsa OK. For more information contact the One-Stop Permit Center by calling 918-596-9456.

Contact the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) by calling 918-584-7526 or visit their website www.incog.org.