Sales Tax in Tulsa

Inside the City limits of Tulsa, the Sales tax and Use tax is 8.517%, which is allocated between three taxing jurisdictions:

  • State of Oklahoma - 4.5%
  • Tulsa County - 0.917%
  • City - 3.1%


The City has five major tax categories and collectively they provide 52% of the projected revenue.

  • Sales tax at 3.1% (2% to general fund and 1.1% to capital fund)
  • Use tax is 3.1%
  • Franchise tax/Right-Of-Way user fees
  • Hotel/Motel tax at 5%
  • Ad Valorem tax sufficient to pay for the principal and interest on bond indebtedness and any court judgments against the City


The City budget can be found online. You can read more about the "Third Penny" sales tax projects online: 2001 projects, 2006 projects, 2008 Fix Our Streets, and Improve Our Tulsa.


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