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If you sold your property just shortly before or after we run the tax roll, that change will not be reflected on the tax roll. If you get a statement and no longer own the property please call immediately so we can get the statement to the correct owner.
Your closing statement is a transfer of funds on paper only. It ensures that the seller pays his share to you and is adjusted in your closing costs. No funds are actually sent to the Treasurer and you will be billed for the whole year.
If you buy your house after January 1 you usually pay what the previous owner would have paid including any exemptions. Because values are not changed in the middle of the year, your new market value would not go into effect until the following January 1. You need to be sure and file your homestead as it will save you money.
Property values are based on activity in the marketplace. If homes similar to yours are selling at a higher price you would have to assume yours would be worth more too.
The new homes will not have a direct affect on your value. We will continue, for value purposes, to compare your homes age, condition, size and other variables to similar properties in the area.
If your market value is the same as the previous year, your increase is probably due to an increase in millage (levy) rates in your particular school district. Millage (levy) rates are controlled by a vote of the people, not the County Assessor.
Yes, we are required by law to visit all properties at least once every four years. We leave a door hanger on your front door so that you know we were there. It has the name of the field appraiser and phone number on it. Please feel free to call if you find one of these hangers on your door.
Not necessarily. Since the value of your property is based on the market values (sales) in your neighborhood, values could increase as sales increase. We would have to increase the entire neighborhood to maintain current market values as required by law. But, if the values were to decrease based on valid sales, we would have to make the necessary adjustments to maintain that market value by decreasing the values in your neighborhood.
In the Land Record's Office on the 1st floor of the Wagoner County Courthouse.
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3:45 pm.
Seventy Five cents ($0.75) per each Five Hundred Dollar ($500) increment or fraction thereof, when the full consideration exceeds One Hundred Dollars ($100) in value.
The Board of County Commissioners meets at 9 am every Monday unless it is a Holiday then, they would meet on Tuesday. Click the Calendar link at the top of the page to view exact dates.
The Board of County Commissioners meets in the Commissioner's meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Wagoner County Courthouse.
Yes. As long as it is signed and notarized.
The claimant can file a release of lien, or you may discharge the lien by a cash bond in the amount of 125% of the lien claim amount along with a "Notice of Bond to discharge lien" form. The deposit plus interest earned shall be either returned to the party making the deposit if no action is filed, or paid in accordance with any final judgment rendered by the court.
Yes. Senate Bill 960 which became law July 1, 2002, requires County Clerks to keep DD Form 214 records (Veteran records) separate from records available for public inspection. A record of the names of veterans who have filed DD Forms 214 shall be made available for public inspection. The only person authorized to view and copy the DD Form 214 is:
a. The veteran
b. The veteran's spouse or child
c. A guardian for or a person having power of attorney for the veteran, the spouse or child, upon presentation of a court order showing such.
d. A representative of the United States Department of Veterans
e. A funeral director upon presentation of a contract signed by the person responsible for the funeral costs for the veteran.
f. A person authorized by the court to view or copy the DD Form 214 upon presentation of the court order.
The County Clerk shall record the names and addresses of the above person viewing and/or copying a DD Form 214. The law also says a County Clerk shall not be liable or responsible for any harm or damages that may occur as a result of any person obtaining, copying or viewing a DD Form 214.
You will need to provide supporting documentation for the transfer (ie: Quit claim or warranty deed, death certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc) and complete any required affidavits (ie: affidavit of surviving joint tenant).
This is a very detailed question and we would strongly recommend you consult an attorney about your options including setting up a Trust or completing a Transfer on Death Deed. A Transfer on Death Deed allows the owner of real estate to transfer his/her property to a grantee beneficiary upon his/her death.
You may download the form from the County Clerk Forms menu.
The Marriage License is good for 10 days before or on your wedding date. Both parties need to be present with their driver's license or State ID. If you have at least 4 hours of marriage counseling, please have a formal letter stating you have completed the 4 hours of marriage counseling. License with counseling is $5. Marriage license without counseling is $50. It is an extra $10 for the Judge to marry you and if you want the judge to marry you, you need to make an appointment with the Judges bailiff.
Send this information:
Wagoner County Court Clerk P.O. Box 249 Wagoner, OK 74467
Wagoner County does not accept fax filing.
We do not provide papers to fill out except for Small Claims and protective orders. Contact an attorney or legal aid.
Send a letter to the court clerk's office stating names on the case and/or a case number if you have it. Please state which papers you need copied out of that case. Costs: $1 for the first page, $.50 per page after that, send a self addressed stamped envelope. So that we may send your copies back to you. It is best if you call in advance so we can inform you of your costs. This will cut down on any unnecessary delay. Send a Check or Money Order made to WC.C.C. with your request.
This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation.
If you receive a bogus check, the Business and Merchant Services Division is available to assist you in collecting the face value of the check plus a $25 Merchant Return Fee. This is done at no cost to the merchant. There also is no cost to the taxpayer to administer the program. The cost is covered by the check writer, who pays a fee to the District Attorney's Office for each check returned.
A bogus check is one that is returned for insufficient funds, account closed or no account found.
Don't let hot checks cool off in your files; the sooner we receive them, the more effective we can be in collecting them. Our merchant packets contain documents to send with bogus checks so that we may attempt to collect money owed you. Complete as much information as possible to help us be successful in collecting on your behalf. If we cannot collect voluntary restitution, the program allows us to file criminal charges on the check writer, providing us another opportunity to collect the amount due.
The check writer may be permitted to set up a payment plan through the District Attorney's Office. When we collect on a check for you, we send a voucher directly to you until the original amount of the check is paid in full plus the $25 Merchant Return Fee.
Call 918-456-6649, Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Any custodial person (the person with custody of the child) or non-custodial parent (the parent ordered to pay) may request child support services.
The easiest way to collect child support is to deduct it from the non-custodial parent's paycheck. We receive the money from the employer and send it out. This is called an income assignment and requires an income withholding order.
If payments are missed, our goal is to get a monthly repayment plan toward the past-due support in addition to any current support owed.
The District Attorney and his assistant district attorneys prosecute criminal actions that occur within the District.
No. Oklahoma law tells what the duties of the district attorney and his assistants are. The law does not allow the D.A. or assistants to give legal advice or representation in legal matters. If you have a legal question regarding a situation such as a divorce, probate, or a property or contract dispute, the D.A. is unable to assist you.
A person who is the victim of a crime should always report the crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency as soon as possible. If the crime did not occur in a town or city that has a police department, it should be reported to the sheriff of the county where the crime occurred. If the crime occurred in a city or town that has a police department, the crime should be reported to the police department.
If the investigating officer (from sheriff's office or police department) believes there is enough evidence to make an arrest, the suspect may be arrested by the investigator. If an arrest is not made, the investigator may bring the investigative reports to the District Attorney's office and an assistant district attorney will determine whether there is enough evidence to file criminal charges against the suspect.
The law states that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In some instances, even though there may be enough evidence to make an arrest, there may not be enough evidence to prove a person's guilt by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. On each case the District Attorney and his assistants must decide whether there is enough evidence to meet this burden. The decision is based on the amount and strength of the evidence.
The Oklahoma and United States Constitutions give protection against "excessive" bail. It is a rare occasion when a judge may order a defendant to be held in custody without the opportunity to be released on bond. Oklahoma law allows a judge to hold a defendant without bond in capital cases. In limited other cases a defendant may be held without bond when proof of his guilt is evident and on the grounds that no condition of release would assure the safety of the community or any person.
In criminal cases the District Attorney and his assistants decide whether or not charges will be filed. If the evidence supports the filing of a charge, the charge may be filed even if the victim does not want to. The State of Oklahoma, through the District Attorney, prosecutes the case, not the victim.
The American justice system is set up with a number of procedural safeguards. These safeguards include a defendant's right to trial and the right of a defendant to confront his or her accuser. Since a defendant has a right to confront the witnesses against him, when a witness is unable to attend a trial or hearing the trial must be rescheduled. This is a fairly frequent occurrence. Additionally, there are a limited number of weeks each year (as few as 4 and as many as 6 weeks) during which jurors are available to serve. It is only during these times that a case may go to jury trial.
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Check out the FEMA NFIP service center website. Simply enter your address. If there is any floodplain on your property, you are subject to Wagoner County flood damage prevention ordinance regulations.
All the same rules apply, except the elevation of your home is measured from the tongue of your trailer rather than the wheels. Additionally, the home must be anchored, and any steps of landings cannot be attached to the home.
On average, add $10,000 to your construction costs for a 2,000 square foot home. Consider this before you buy property or settle on a home site.
The maps are created to reflect the conditions of the watershed. Some areas have not undergone a detailed hydraulic study which may result in more conservative floodplain areas. There is also a chance that flood waters in this area have not exceeded the 100-year flood level (BFE). Considering your experience, it may be worth your time and expense to hire a surveyor to determine the actual elevation at your property and compare that to the BFE in this area. If you’re right, we just need to submit the elevation certificate to FEMA and get the map corrected.
If you do not make the required changes your property value will remain very low, your home will be at risk of flooding, face extreme insurance rates if applicable, have great difficulty in selling the home if applicable, will face code violation charges, and ultimately not be eligible for emergency relief in the event of a catastrophe.
I completely understand the logic of self-insurance; however, the home must still comply because objects in the floodplain can negatively affect neighbors by taking up floodplain storage. Consider the watermelon in the bathtub scenario - add a watermelon and the waters will rise. Additionally, non-compliance will make the property value lower, will make the property very difficult to sell, and will make future homeowners subject to extremely high insurance rates.
I understand your sentiment and admire your willingness to take care of your own affairs. However, the law is that you comply with floodplain regulations.
Please don't yell! I completely get it. We live in a land of laws and a vote by your peers elected your county officials who deemed it appropriate to become members of the NFIP and adopt the Wagoner County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. The goal is to develop a program to protect public safety, water rights, and water drainage areas, and prevent flooding in Wagoner County. As a citizen in Wagoner County, you are subject to these laws. To make changes appeal to your government officials. Until that time, your compliance is regulated and necessary. Please work with me, I am very easy to work with.
Wagoner County has adopted the International Building Code for residential development in Wagoner County. We have some rules of thumb on the back of the building permit.
A 300-foot radius study is still required.
In the Treasurer's Office on the 2nd floor of the Wagoner County Courthouse.