Counties in Oklahoma

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There are 77 counties in Oklahoma.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Oklahoma consists of:

  • Counties: There are 77 counties in Oklahoma. No county operates under a charter.
  • Municipalities: There are 594 municipalities in Oklahoma. Municipalities with fewer than 1,000 residents are considered towns. Those with more than 1,000 residents may become a city by local referendum vote. There are 163 cities and 431 towns. Municipalities with a population over 2,000 may adopt a charter--86 have done so.[2][3]
  • In addition, there are 637 special districts and 550 independent school districts.[4]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Oklahoma

All 86 charter municipalities have mandated charter amendment through initiative and referendum.

All 508 general law municipalities have mandated initiative and referendum for ordinances.

No counties in Oklahoma have the powers of initiative and referendum.[5]

Website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Oklahoma county websites
  • Two Oklahoma counties put their budgets on their websites.
  • Nine counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 15 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 12 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • One provided information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • None of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • None of the counties provided information about contracts with county vendors.
  • None of the county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • Four county websites provided information on how to request public records using the Oklahoma Open Records Act .
  • 11 county websites provided some information about county taxes.

Counties

Oklahoma counties
County County seat
Adair County, Oklahoma Stilwell, Oklahoma
Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Cherokee, Oklahoma
Atoka County, Oklahoma Atoka, Oklahoma
Beaver County, Oklahoma Beaver, Oklahoma
Beckham County, Oklahoma Sayre, Oklahoma
Blaine County, Oklahoma Watonga, Oklahoma
Bryan County, Oklahoma Durant, Oklahoma
Caddo County, Oklahoma Anadarko, Oklahoma
Canadian County, Oklahoma El Reno, Oklahoma
Carter County, Oklahoma Ardmore, Oklahoma
Cherokee County, Oklahoma Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Choctaw County, Oklahoma Hugo, Oklahoma
Cimarron County, Oklahoma Boise City, Oklahoma
Cleveland County, Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma
Coal County, Oklahoma Coalgate, Oklahoma
Comanche County, Oklahoma Lawton, Oklahoma
Cotton County, Oklahoma Walters, Oklahoma
Craig County, Oklahoma Vinita, Oklahoma
Creek County, Oklahoma Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Custer County, Oklahoma Arapaho
Delaware County, Oklahoma Jay, Oklahoma
Dewey County, Oklahoma Taloga
Ellis County, Oklahoma Arnett
Garfield County, Oklahoma Enid, Oklahoma
Garvin County, Oklahoma Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Grady County, Oklahoma Chickasha, Oklahoma
Grant County, Oklahoma Medford, Oklahoma
Greer County, Oklahoma Mangum, Oklahoma
Harmon County, Oklahoma Hollis, Oklahoma
Harper County, Oklahoma Buffalo
Haskell County, Oklahoma Stigler, Oklahoma
Hughes County, Oklahoma Holdenville, Oklahoma
Jackson County, Oklahoma Altus, Oklahoma
Jefferson County, Oklahoma Waurika, Oklahoma
Johnston County, Oklahoma Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Kay County, Oklahoma Newkirk, Oklahoma
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Kiowa County, Oklahoma Hobart, Oklahoma
Latimer County, Oklahoma Wilburton, Oklahoma
Le Flore County, Oklahoma Poteau, Oklahoma
Lincoln County, Oklahoma Chandler, Oklahoma
Logan County, Oklahoma Guthrie, Oklahoma
Love County, Oklahoma Marietta, Oklahoma
Major County, Oklahoma Fairview, Oklahoma
Marshall County, Oklahoma Madill, Oklahoma
Mayes County, Oklahoma Pryor
McClain County, Oklahoma Purcell, Oklahoma
McCurtain County, Oklahoma Idabel, Oklahoma
McIntosh County, Oklahoma Eufaula, Oklahoma
Murray County, Oklahoma Sulphur, Oklahoma
Muskogee County, Oklahoma Muskogee, Oklahoma
Noble County, Oklahoma Perry, Oklahoma
Nowata County, Oklahoma Nowata, Oklahoma
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Okemah, Oklahoma
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Okmulgee County, Oklahoma Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Osage County, Oklahoma Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Ottawa County, Oklahoma Miami, Oklahoma
Pawnee County, Oklahoma Pawnee, Oklahoma
Payne County, Oklahoma Stillwater, Oklahoma
Pittsburg County, Oklahoma McAlester, Oklahoma
Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Ada, Oklahoma
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Shawnee, Oklahoma
Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Antlers, Oklahoma
Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Cheyenne
Rogers County, Oklahoma Claremore, Oklahoma
Seminole County, Oklahoma Wewoka, Oklahoma
Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Stephens County, Oklahoma Duncan, Oklahoma
Texas County, Oklahoma Guymon, Oklahoma
Tillman County, Oklahoma Frederick, Oklahoma
Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wagoner County, Oklahoma Wagoner, Oklahoma
Washington County, Oklahoma Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Washita County, Oklahoma Cordell
Woods County, Oklahoma Alva, Oklahoma
Woodward County, Oklahoma Woodward, Oklahoma

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