As a property owner in Creek County, you need to know what is expected in reference to the payment of your property taxes. The following guide will assist you in understanding the system.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE TREASURER'S OFFICE.
What about the Treasurer's Office?
The County Treasurer is an elected constitutional officer with a four-year term whose primary function is to collect taxes certified by the County Assessor from the assessment valuations placed on real estate, personal property, and public utilities in the County.
After collection, the Treasurer disburses the moneys to the county, cities, towns and schools according to budgets approved by the County Budget Board. The County Treasurer is the official custodian of all funds for the County and Treasurer for schools and vo-tech institutions that do not have their own treasurer.
All warrants and vouchers for all County departments are registered and maintained through the Treasurer's office.
Tax collections are balanced on a daily, monthly, and year-to-date basis, which allows the investment of funds to be made with more accuracy. All special assessments, such as weed abatements, are originally assessed by cities and towns in the County are certified to the County Treasurer for collection after they have become delinquent. They are placed as lien on real estate property account of the taxpayer.
The Treasurer's office also manages of County-owned property acquired at annual sales of real estate for delinquent taxes. The Treasurer also may sell these pieces of property, upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners.
The County Treasurer's office makes every effort on behalf of taxpayers and other users to insure the most current and accurate information is posted on its website. However, because the information posted on the website can never be as accurate and current as information conveyed by members of the County Treasurer's staff via telephone or in-person inquiry, users of this site are cautioned not to rely on the information set forth herein without further inquiry. The Treasurer's Office is not responsible for errors or omissions set forth in information conveyed on this website, nor does any such mistake constitute a waiver of any tax amounts.