The Treasurer is an elected official, serving a four-year term of office. The office is established by the Oklahoma Constitution, and the duties and responsibilties are set by Oklahoma State law.
The primary responsibility of the Treasurer is to receive, manage, and invest all revenues by Cimarron County Government through ad valorem property taxes, business property taxes, public service corporation taxes, Oklahoma Tax Commission payments and any other sources of revenues collected.
All revenues are fully invested daily and are either fully collaterized by government securities, FDIC insured or by CDARS. Collections are balanced on a daily, monthly, and year-to-date basis which allows the investment of funds to be made with greater accuracy.
After collection, revenues are ultimately disbursed by the Treasurer. Funds are disbursed to the Public Schools, Municipalities within Cimarron County and Cimarron County Government. All funds paid to the Cimarron County Treasurer remain within Cimarron County.
The County Treasurer does NOT determine the amount of any tax. Taxable values are determined by the County Assessor and the County Equalization Board. Tax rates (referred to as "millage rates") are set by the Excise Board. Taxes are based upon budgets submitted by taxing jurisdictions and include the amounts necessary to pay bonded indebtedness approved by a vote of the people.
The Treasurer's Office conducts a public auction on the second Monday of each June. The auction is for the sale of real estate for non-payment of ad valorem property taxes or non-payment of special assessments such as cleaning and mowing. The sale is open to the public all properties are sold to the highest bidder. Lists of these properties become available from our office in May preceding the June auction.
Per Oklahoma Statute 68 3131 (in part) C. When any tract or lot of land sells for more than the taxes, penalties, interest and cost due thereon, the excess shall be held in a separate fund for the record owner of such land, as shown by the county records as of the date said county resale begins, to be withdrawn any time within one (1) year. No assisgnment of this right to excess proceeds shall be valid which occurs on or after the date on which said county resale began. At the end of one (1) year, if such money has not been withdrawn or collected from the county, it shall be credited to the county resale property fund.
The Excess Resale List is not maintained in an electronic format. It is our process to require a letter of request along with a fee. It will then be mailed back in a timely fashion.
The Treasurer's Office is a public office and here to serve the public.
While the Treasurer's Office makes every effort to ensure accuracy, any error contained herein does not constitute a waiver of any tax amounts by or for the County.