The Treasurer is an elected official serving a four-year term of office. The office is established by the Oklahoma Constitution, and the Treasurer's responsibilities are set by Oklahoma State Law.
The primary responsibility of the Treasurer is to receive, manage, and invest all revenues received by Jackson County Government. Revenues include: ad valorem property taxes, business personal property taxes, public service corporation taxes, Oklahoma Tax Commission payments, and other sources of revenue.
All revenues are 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, Southwest Technology Center, Municipalities & Towns within Jackson County, and Jackson County Government.
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 Treasurer's office is a public office and we are here to serve you. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on government holidays & Good Friday.
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 payment of taxes.