Tulsa County, Oklahoma
This Web site was last reviewed on Dec. 5, 2012.
See also: Evaluation of Oklahoma county websites
- The most current budget is listed.
- Budgets are archived for 4 years on the government dropdown menu.
- Administrative Officials
- Department heads are listed for each department.
- Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- The most recent audit is posted.
- Audits dating back to 2008 are available.
- Bids and RFPs are posted online.
- Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.
- Public Records
- The public information officer is identified and maintained by the Public Information Officer position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- A public records form is provided.
- A fee schedule for documents is provided.
- Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
- Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
- Residents are able to pay taxes online.
- Permits and zoning
- Zoning ordinances are posted online.
- Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.
After the results for Oklahoma counties was released, the County Board Members jumped to upgrade their website and achieved a perfect "A" in less than three weeks. As of October 2009 it is the only Oklahoma county with an "A" grade.
|Expenditures by category||Prior Year Actual FY 10 -11||Current Year budget FY 11-12||Current Year Estimate FY 11-12||Budget FY 12-13|
|Other Services & Charges||$7,756,555||$4,166,467||$6,662,696||$4,232,118|
|Salaries & Wages||$39,185,090||$40,466,666||$38,267,654||$39,034,657|
Tulsa, Oklahoma has received $601,934,278 in stimulus funding. The following is the top ten projects that have received the most funding.
|TRANSPORTATION, OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF||$49,480,000||Grant||Surface Transportation _ Discretionary Grants for Capital Investment. USDOT - FHWA Transportation Infrastructure Project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation||Transportation, Department of / Federal Highway Administration||12/22/2010|
|MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS||$34,078,416||DIRECT P||Very Low to Moderate Income Housing Loans - Guaranteed Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loans - ARRA||Agriculture, Department of / Rural Housing Service||9/30/2010|
|MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS||$24,461,250||DIRECT P||Social Security Economic Recovery Act Payments||Social Security Administration||6/30/2009|
|INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 OF TULSA COUNTY||$22,634,845||Grant||State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) - Education State Grants, Recovery Act Education Fund- for the support of public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education and, as, applicable, early childhood education programs and services.||Education, Department of / Office of Elementary and Secondary Education||7/2/2009|
|This spending item is part of a $472,820,714 allocation.|
|TRANSPORTATION, OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF||$20,616,000||Grant||Highway Planning and Construction USDOT - FHWA Transportation Infrastructure Project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation||Transportation, Department of / Federal Highway Administration||3/13/2009|
|TRANSPORTATION, OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF||$17,200,000||Grant||Highway Planning and Construction USDOT - FHWA Transportation Infrastructure Project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation||Transportation, Department of / Federal Highway Administration||3/13/2009|
|INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 OF TULSA COUNTY||$16,576,346||Grant||Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Recovery Act Improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State Academic Achievement standards||Education, Department of / Office of Elementary and Secondary Education||4/1/2009|
|INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 OF TULSA COUNTY||$15,000,000||Grant||State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) - Government Services, Recovery Act Government Services Fund- for public safety and other government services, which may include assistance for elementary and secondary education and public institutions of higher education, and for modernization, renovation, or ... Show more||Education, Department of / Office of Elementary and Secondary Education||7/2/2009|
|This spending item is part of a $105,199,719 allocation.|
|TRANSPORTATION, OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF||$14,900,000||Grant||Highway Planning and Construction USDOT - FHWA Transportation Infrastructure Project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation||Transportation, Department of / Federal Highway Administration||3/13/2009|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL OF GREATER TULSA||$11,582,298||Grant||ARRA - Health Information Technology - Beacon Communities Greater Tulsa Health Access Network - Health Information Exchange Development and Community Health IT Improvement Initiative for eleven counties in Northeast Oklahoma. Services will include HIE, physician referral and community analytics.||Health and Human Services, Department of||5/4/2010|
|This spending item is part of a $12,043,948 allocation.|
The Tulsa World conducted a public records study submitting FOIA requests to eight counties and two large towns during the summer of 2012. The newspaper requested county payroll records, police radio logs and copies of emails from city managers or mayors.
The city took a month and a half to fulfill a request for one day of the Mayor's emails. The city said it was because only one person could pull the information and that it had to be cleared through the legal department.
See also: Oklahoma government sector lobbying
Transparency & public records
- Tulsa County website
- Tulsa County clerk removes online copy fee, The Journal Record, April 15, 2009
- Tulsa County Assessor
- Epodunk, Tulsa County
- Tulsa County Sheriff
- Tulsa County Bar Association
- Tulsa County GOP
- Tulsa County Democrats
- GTR newspapers, Tulsa County Web Site Get's A+ Grade, November 23, 2009
- Broken Arrow Ledger', Perry will seek re-election to district 3, November 20, 2009
- Tulsa Beacon, Oklahoma lawmakers want to cease funding for ACORN, October 29, 2009
- Tulsa World, County kudos, October 24, 2009
- Tulsa Business, Tulsa County Transparency Graded A+, October 21, 2009
- News on 9, Tulsa County Gets High Grade For Government Transparency, October 21, 2009
- Topix, Oklahoma Counties Fail Web Site Transparency Test, October 21, 2009
- New on 6, Tulsa County Gets High Grade For Government Transparency, October 21, 2009