The Treasurer is an elected official serving a four year term of office. Oklahoma State Statutes are the authority by which the Treasurer is governed. This office is directed by the Legislature of the State of Oklahoma through those Statutes.
This is a public office and we are here to serve you. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We remain open through lunch. We currently have four deputies staffed to assist you; Lisa Choate, Ginger Stump, Sandy Ellis and Megan Cheater.
The Treasurer receives, manages, and invests all revenue received by and for County Government. These revenues include real estate taxes, business personal property taxes, public service taxes(utilities), fire district revenues, Oklahoma Tax Commission payments and various other sources of revenue. Our primary responsibility is to collect taxes certified by the County Assessor from the assessment valuations placed on real estate and personal property in the county. The Treasurer mails tax statements, collects property taxes and apportions the taxes to the taxing jurisdictions. (school districts, cities, towns, the county, special districts, etc.) This money is apportioned and disbursed according to budgets approved by the County Excise Board.
Tax collections are balanced on a daily, monthly and year to date basis. This allows for the investment of monies to be made with more accuracy. All special assessments such as sewer, water, weed, cleaning, paving and nuisance abatement taxes that are originally assessed by cities and towns in the County are certified to the County Treasurer for collection. They are placed as a lien on the real estate account of the taxpayer. Once the special assessment is collected, that money is then remitted back to the entity holding the lien.
The County Treasurer is the official custodian of all funds for the County and serves as the treasurer for any schools and Vo-Tech institutions that do not have their own treasurer, if so elected. All warrants and vouchers (a.k.a. checks) for County departments are registered through the Treasurer's office as well once availability of funds are verified.
The Treasurer's office also manages the liquidation of County owned property. These are properties acquired at the annual sale of real estate for delinquent taxes. The Treasurer may sell these pieces of property upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the Treasurer's office. We are happy to assist you in any way possible.
DID YOU KNOW???
Property taxes (real estate and personal property tax) only fund schools, County Health, County General and the County Library.
The Sequoyah County Assessor determines property value. If you have any questions concerning your assessment, please contact the Assessor's Office at 918-775-2062.
*CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
If you wish to change the mailing address for your tax statements you MUST contact the County Assessor's Office at 918-775-2062.
If you are the new owner of a property, you need to contact the County Assessor's Office with the correct mailing address for the statement BEFORE October 1st. They will certify the tax roll to our office sometime after this date.
If your mortgage company is responsible for payment of your taxes, you should contact them to confirm their receipt of tax information from our office.
The Treasurer must assess interest on all delinquent payments at a rate of 18% per year, added monthly at a rate of 1.5%.
Property tax may be paid in full or in two payments. The 1st half OR the full amount MUST be paid before January 1st or the whole amount of tax becomes delinquent. We cannot accept first half payments after December 31st. If you choose to pay the first half payment by December 31st, the last half is due before April 1st. Title 68 article 2913, DUTY TO PAY TAXES-Title 68 article 2915
*ROAD REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
All monies to repair county roads comes from FUEL TAX, MOTOR VEHICLE COLLECTIONS and GROSS PRODUCTION TAX. The Oklahoma Tax Commission collects all of this and distributes the money to each of the 77 counties in Oklahoma.
While the Treasurer's Office makes every effort to ensure the correctness of this website, any error contained herein does not constitute a waiver of any tax amounts by or for the County.