FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Homestead applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. However, the application must be filed by March 15th or within 30 days from the date listed on the "Notice of Increase in Assessed Value of Real Estate" to be approved for the current year. Any application filed after these dates cannot be approved until the following year.
You may file in person 8:00–5:00 Monday–Friday (excluding holidays) at the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office, Tulsa County Administration Building, Room 215, 500 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74103. In addition, please refer to the Community Outreach Events Program and Calendar for a list of times and places where applications will also be accepted.
You may also file by submitting an application online, by mail by downloading an Application for Homestead Exemption, or by calling (918) 596-5100 to request an application. All applications filed by mail should be sent to: Tulsa County Assessor’s Office, Attn: Taxpayer Services, Tulsa County Administration Building, Room 215, 500 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74103.
Please refer to the Homestead Exemption page for more information.
You do not need to bring anything to file for a Homestead Exemption.
Anyone who has qualified for a Homestead Exemption and has a gross household income of $20,000 or less can file for an Additional Homestead Exemption. Annual filing is required for an Additional Homestead Exemption for anyone under 65 years of age. You may file in person at the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office, Tulsa County Administration Building, Room 215, 500 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74103.
You may also file by mail by downloading the Additional Homestead Exemption and/or Senior Valuation Limitation Form (available from Jan. 1st- March 15th only). All applications filed by mail should be sent to: Tulsa County Assessor’s Office, Attn: Taxpayer Services, Tulsa County Administration Building, Room 215, 500 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74103.
Please refer to the Additional Homestead Exemption page for more information.
Yes, all sources of income must be counted whether it is taxable or non-taxable. This includes Social Security, alimony, child support, and any public assistance, including housing assistance.
You should bring all 1099 forms and W-2 forms from the last calendar year for all occupants of the home.
Any person 65 years of age or older or any totally disabled person who is the head of household, a resident of and domiciled in this state during the entire preceding calendar year, and whose gross household income does not exceed $12,000, may file a claim for property tax relief on the amount of property taxes paid on the household occupied by such person. If filing in person, please bring all 1099’s and W-2’s from the previous year. In addition, proof of disability is required for persons under the age of 65. All claims shall be received by the OTC on or before June 30th each year.
This “Limitation” prevents the taxable value from increasing on Homestead property that is owned by anyone who is 65 years of age or older as of January 1st whose gross household income does not exceed the H.U.D. qualifying income for the preceding year.
The Limitation will take effect for the taxable year in which the application is made and approved. The application must be made between January 1st and March 15th or within 30 days from the date listed on the “Notice of Increase in Assessed Value of Real Estate”.
Please refer to the Senior Valuation Limitation page for more information.
Typically, no. However, depending on the wording and the terms of the trust it can result in the termination of your Homestead Exemption. Please call Taxpayer Services at (918) 596-5100 for specific information. Property placed in an irrevocable trust does not qualify for a Homestead Exemption.
To move or change ownership, an 936-R form must be obtained from the County Assessor in the county where the manufactured home is located. Please call the Manufactured Home Department at (918) 596-5142 or (918) 596-5147 for specific requirements.
Yes. Anytime your property has been damaged by fire, flood, or a storm you should call and inform us. If possible, furnish reports dealing with the loss of property value such as a Fire Marshall or insurance report.
You can look up this information using the owner’s name, physical address, account number or parcel number by using our online Property Search or you can contact our Taxpayer Services Department at (918) 596-5100.
Please call the Taxpayer Services Department at (918) 596-5100 and let us know what the error may be. If necessary, we will assign a field person to inspect your property and correct any error that may be found.
Taxpayer Services can only give a rough estimate based on the estimated taxable market value and last year's tax rate.
- Taxable Value x .11 = Taxable Assessed Value
- Taxable Assessed Value - Homestead Exemption = Net Taxable Assessed Value
- Net Taxable Assessed Value x (Tax Rate / 1000) = Estimated Tax
- The Taxable Value of John Doe’s home is $100,000.
$100,000 x .11 = $11,000
- John Doe files for Homestead Exemption.
$11,000 - $1,000 = $10,000
- John Doe lives in the Tulsa Public School District. That tax rate for 2016 is $134.25 per $1,000 of assessed value.
$10,000 x (134.25/1000) = $1,342.50
$1,342.50 is the estimated tax due for 2016.
You may also use the Tax Estimate Calculator to estimate your taxes.
Whenever the assessed value of a property increases, a Notice of Increase in Assessed Value is mailed to the property owner as of the assessment date (January 1 of the current year). The owner has 30 calendar days from the date on the notice to appeal the current year value if so desired.
Notices are mailed only if there is an increase in the assessed value of a property. If the value remained the same from the prior year or decreased, a notice is not required to be mailed.
The owner of record as of the assessment date (January 1 of the current year) or the owner’s designated representative are the only parties authorized to appeal the current year value.
- You may call our office at (918) 596-5100 to request that an appeal form be mailed to you;
- You can come to our office to fill out the form; or
- You can download and fill out the Informal appeal form and mail it to our office.
After receiving your appeal form our office will schedule your informal hearing date and send you a notice.
If you disagree with the property value (not the taxes) set by the County Assessor you may file a written informal appeal. The Assessor's office shall schedule an informal hearing with you or your agent to hear the appeal. You may have your hearing by phone or in person at the Assessor's office.
The Taxpayer has 30 calendar days from the date the valuation notice was mailed to file a written complaint with the county assessor. A taxpayer may even file a complaint if the valuation of property has not increased or decreased from the previous year if the complaint is filed on or before the first Monday in May.
The complaint shall set out pertinent facts in relation to the notice in ordinary and concise language. Such complaint shall be made upon a form prescribed by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
- Fair Cash (Market) Value is the value the property would sell for in an open market between a willing seller and a willing buyer. These sales are used to arrive at the market value of similar properties. It requires the reconciliation of differences among the various properties that have sold and the properties being appraised.
- Taxable Value is the value the assessment will be based on. The Taxable Value on a property which is a homestead or property which is used for agricultural purposes cannot increase more than 3% over last year’s Taxable Value and all other real property cannot increase more than 5% over last year’s Taxable Value unless the title is transferred and/or new improvements are made to the property. The Taxable Value may or may not equal the Fair Cash (Market) Value.
- Gross Assessed Value is currently 11% of the Taxable Value of the property.
Example: For Homestead and Agricultural Real Property
|Year||Fair Cash (Market) Value||Taxable Value||Assessed Value (11% of Taxable)|
|2||$88,800||$82,400 (3% increase)||$9,064|
|3||$88,800 (no change)||$84,872 (3% increase)||$9,336|
|4||$88,800 (no change)||$87,418 (3% increase)||$9,616|
|5||$88,800 (no change)||$88,800 (less than 3%)||$9,768|
Example: For Non Homestead and Non Agricultural Real Property
|Year||Fair Cash (Market) Value||Taxable Value||Assessed Value (11% of Taxable)|
|2||$88,800||$84,000 (5% increase)||$9,240|
|3||$88,800 (no change)||$88,200 (5% increase)||$9,702|
|4||$88,800 (no change)||$88,800 (less than 5%)||$9,768|
(Taxable cannot be more than Fair Cash (Market) Value)