Hello and welcome!

This user-friendly, informative website is for the convenience of our tax payers, providing payment options and information regarding our services.

Tax payments can be made by mail, in-person, online or via phone with e-check or credit/debit card (e-check fee: tiered based on dollar amount due), credit/debit card fee: 2.95% of the payment(s) amount), or placed in the secured drop box (black box @ front doors of courthouse).  

If you have any questions, concerns, or change in address please contact our office.

  • Ottawa
  • Kathy Bowling, Treasurer
  • Location of Treasurer's Office:
  • 102 East Central, Suite 101, Miami OK 74354 or Mailing Address: PO Box 1024, Miami, OK 74355
  • Phone: 918-542-8232
  • Fax: 0--
  • E-Mail: k.bowling@ottawacountytreasurer.us
  • Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WELCOME TO THE Ottawa county treasurer WEBSITE!

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  • Auction will be held on Monday, June 09, 2025 beginning at 9:00 AM at the Ottawa County courthouse annex building located at 123 E Central Ave, Miami, OK 74354.  
  • Bidders will register in person at the Ottawa County annex building the morning of the auction.
  • Winning bidders will be required to pay the bid amount plus a $20.00 deed filing fee, a $10.00 fee to prepare the deed, and $2.00 each for additional persons listed on the deed.
  • A list of delinquent properties to be sold, will be posted on our website: www.oktaxrolls.com. 

For further questions, please contact our office at 918-542-8232.


The Ottawa County Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the county and administers all county monies. All the revenues received by the county from ad valorem taxes and other sources are deposited with the Ottawa County Treasurer who makes deposits and maintains records of all deposits. Daily deposits are made into interest bearing accounts in banks designated by the Board of County Commissioners as county depositories. All monies received by the Ottawa County Treasurer are recorded in the treasurer's general ledger and credited to the proper fund. A corresponding set of books is maintained by the Ottawa County Clerk.  All revenues are fully collateralized by government securities or are FDIC insured.  Collections are balanced on a daily, monthly and year-to-date basis.

The Ottawa County Treasurer also redeems county warrants, makes prudent investments of county money, issues receipts, and collects fees for various activities in that office.

By law, the Ottawa County Treasurer exercises the power to collect ad valorem taxes for the county and its political subdivisions (such as schools, cities and towns, and special assessment districts). The Ottawa County Treasurer works from the tax roll prepared by the Ottawa County Assessor. The treasurer is also empowered to issue delinquent personal property tax warrants, to supervise the sale of a tax lien on real property for delinquent taxes, and to sell property for delinquent taxes.  The county treasurer does NOT determine the amount of any tax.  Taxable values are determined by the Ottawa County Assessor and the Ottawa County Equalization Board.  Tax rates (sometimes 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.  After collection, revenues are disbursed by the 
treasurer.  Funds are disbursed to Public Schools, Vo-Tech, municipalities within Ottawa County, and Ottawa County Government.

To account for county revenues and expenditures, the county treasurer is required to maintain an accurate record of all the monies received and disbursed, and to prepare daily and monthly reports and quarterly financial statements for review by both state and county officials. The Office of the State Auditor and Inspector prescribes all the forms used by the county treasurer, and at least twice a year inspects the county treasurer’s accounts.


O.S. 68 1997 § 2913-2916

The tax statements are mailed in November or early December. If you do not receive your statements, please contact our office immediately.  Please verify that you have received all of your statements and that everything is correct.  However; failure to receive a tax statement does not exempt any person who is subject to taxation from paying taxes.  O.S.68 1997 SS 2915.  

The county assessor determines property values and calculations of taxes.  The treasurer's office collects the tax payments based on the amounts set by the county assessor.  If you have any questions regarding the assessed value/calculations of your taxes, please contact the county assessor's office.

Taxes of $25.00 or more must be paid in full or you can choose to pay half by December 31st to avoid penalties. If you choose to pay half, the other half is due my March 31st to avoid penalties. Penalties accrue at 1-1/2 percent per month until taxes are paid.   

If you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.  You also have the option to print a receipt if you pay online. If you need assistance with our website, please contact the Ottawa County Treasurer's Office.


If your mortgage company is responsible for paying your taxes through an escrow account, the statement will be sent directly to the mortgage company.  You will not receive a statement.  If you receive a tax statement that should be paid by your mortgage company, please forward it to them immediately.  Most mortgage payments are not received in our office until the end of December and may not be credited until the first part of January.  To verify that your taxes have been paid, locate your tax item(s) online and click on the tax amount.  To print a receipt, click on your name.


The Ottawa County Treasurer must hold a tax resale to sell any real estate for which the county has a held a tax lien for two full years (4 years delinquent taxes).  A tax resale involves the outright purchase of property on which taxes are delinquent.

The tax resale is held each year on the second Monday of June by the Ottawa County Treasurer's Office.  Bidding amount will start with the amount of all delinquent taxes, penalties, fees, and costs.  In the event no purchase is made on a property, the property is deeded to the County.

Please research the properties that are to be auctioned. Properties will be sold “as is.”   


The Ottawa County Treasurer may sell property deeded to the county after acquiring from tax resale auctions. Any interested party can place a bid on county property in the Ottawa County Treasurer’s office. The sale is subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners, which has the power to reject any and all bids.

Bidders must place a deposit of $150.00 with the Ottawa County Treasurer's office to recover the cost of advertising the sale at the time of placing a bid.  We strongly recommend that you research the property(s) for any existing liens. Properties are sold “AS-IS” and bid deposit is non-refundable.  A property list can be viewed and printed on www.oktaxrolls.com (under 'Menu'), and is subject to change daily.


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.