Section X of the Oklahoma's State Constitution represents the main legal document regarding taxation in the State of Oklahoma. Property taxes are determined at local levels, being used for schools, fire and police protection, and other public services and benefits.
Market value has been defined by The Supreme Court as the sale price of real estate as agreed upon between a willing buyer and willing seller, with neither being under duress to buy or sell.
Capped market value results from the application of State Question 676, passed in 1996. This act amends Article 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution and adds section 8B. In short, it limits the fair cash value of real property, for property tax purposes. The fair cash value would not increase by more than 5% in any taxable year.
Pottawatomie County Assessor is also responsible for establishing the assessed value of properties. Assessed value is calculated by multiplying (capped) market value with assessment ratio, which, currently is 12%.
Exemptions and Net Assessed Value
Taxable value represents the assessed value less any tax exemptions that apply. Exemptions like homestead exemption are available in Pottawatomie County, which may lower the property's tax bill.
Base tax is calculated by multiplying the property's net assessed value by the total millage rates applicable to it and is an estimate of what an owner not benefiting from any exemptions would pay. The rates are expressed as millages (i.e the actual rates multiplied by 1000).
Current tax represents the amount the present owner pays including exemptions.
Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatement and financial assistance programs, staid aid credit and special districts charges. For more information please visit the web pages of Pottawatomie County's Assessor, Treasurer or look up property's current valuation and tax situation.