The Finance Department of the City of Glenpool consists of the City Treasurer who also serves as the Director of Finance, the Accounts Receivable/Payroll Clerk, and the Finance Clerk/Administrative Assistant.
The City of Glenpool Finance Department manages the financial operations to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with all federal and state laws, local ordinances, and governmental accounting principles.
The Finance Department also coordinates and administers the annual operating and capital budget, oversees the preparation of the annual audit, invests cash reserves, manages the city’s investments, administers long-term financing for large purchases and projects and process payments.
Inside the City limits of Glenpool, the sales tax is 9.967%. Of this, Tulsa County receives 0.367%, the State of Oklahoma receives 4.5%, and the City of Glenpool receives 5.1%.
The City of Glenpool has four major tax categories.
- Franchise tax is 5%
- Hotel/Motel tax is 5%
- Use tax is 4%
- Sales tax at 5.1%
Sales Tax is the largest single revenue source for the General Fund and the City. The 5.1% sales tax levy is divided between various funds as authorized by voters as shown in the table below:
City Sales Tax Levy
Permanent tax which funds general operations of the City
Capital projects/Debt service
Temporary tax effective through April 1, 2041 for capital improvements and debt service
Public Safety Personnel
Permanent tax which funds some police and fire personnel
Streets & Infrastructure
Temporary tax effective through December 31, 2036 for capital improvements and economic development
Public Safety Capital
Temporary tax effective through December 31, 2036 for public safety needs such as police vehicles, fire trucks, building improvements and other equipment
No Property Taxes Received
Under Oklahoma law, municipalities cannot levy property taxes for operations, although Cities may place a vote before the residents to request approval of property taxes for specific capital improvements through the use of general obligation bonding. The City of Glenpool does not currently receive any property taxes for capital improvements, and does not have any outstanding general obligation bonds paid for with property taxes. Property taxes are distributed amongst Tulsa County, the Tulsa County Health Department, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Technology Center and the Glenpool School District.
In 1983 the voters in the Glenpool School District approved a ballot initiative to create an Ambulance District within Glenpool. This district was created under an article in the state constitution governing ambulance districts and is a county entity. The County has appointed the current City Council members to oversee the district. This district collects 3 mills of property tax annually from those residents within the Glenpool School District.