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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 responsibilities are set by Oklahoma State law.
The primary responsibility of the Treasurer is to receive, manage, and invest all revenues received by Rogers County Government. The revenues include ad valorem property taxes, business personal property taxes, public service corporation taxes, Oklahoma Tax Commission payments and various other sources of revenue.
All revenues are fully invested daily and are either fully collateralized by government securities or are FDIC insured. 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, Technology Centers, Municipalities within Rogers County, and Rogers County Government. All funds paid to the Rogers County Treasurer remain within Rogers 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 (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.
The County Treasurer's office manages an investment program on behalf of the county. Information about the program can be found in the links below (the links will redirect to another site).
The mission of the County Treasurer is to serve the people of Rogers County by providing sound banking and investment services. The priorities of the investment program are 1) safety, 2) liquidity, and 3) interest income. The office will conform to all state statutes governing the investment of public funds while adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards.
The Treasurer's Office has received the Investment Policy Certification from the Government Investment Officer's Association (GIOA), demonstrating that the policy meets and exceeds industry best practices.
*While the Treasurer's Office makes every effort to ensure the correctness of amounts due, any error contained herein does not constitute a waiver of any tax amounts by or for the County. This website is a courtesy, and amounts are subject to change due to penalties, publications, special assessments, warrant fees, etc.*