City Tax Collection

City Tax Collection

In Oklahoma, sales tax is the largest source of recurring revenue for municipalities. The total sales tax paid for purchases within Stillwater city limits is 8.813 percent (effective April 1, 2013).

We post a monthly Stillwater sales tax collections update in the Newsroom.


Sales Tax:

  • State of Oklahoma  /  4.5%

  • City of Stillwater  /  3.5% 

    • Transportation Improvement Fund / 0.5%

    • General Fund / 2.0%

    • Stillwater Utilities Authority /  1.0%

  • Payne County  /  0.813%


Sales Tax Trend:

(Fiscal Year Ending 6/30) 

2009

  $22,978,191

2010

  $22,032,236

2011

  $23,017,357

2012

  $23,945,783

2013

  $26,250,096

2014

  $29,274,245

2015

  $28,864,410

2016

$28,638,592

2017

$27,901,279

2018

$28,930,141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hotel/Motel Tax

Sec. 39-273. - Tax levied.

  • There is hereby levied an excise tax of four percent of the gross rental receipts due from or paid by any transient guests of hotels located within the city, except that the tax shall not be assessed where the rent is less than $5 per day. 

(Code 1982, § 28-67; Ord. No. 2178, § 3, 3-25-1985)


Use Tax

  • Use tax is due on goods purchased outside of Oklahoma and brought into Stillwater and consumed in situations when no sales tax was charged. An example is something you buy online from another state and no sales tax is charged, but you use the item in Stillwater once it's delivered.