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Local Government in Okmulgee

Welcome to Okmulgee

Since the arrival of the first settlers in Indian Territory, Okmulgee has been wide open to diversity and change.  Located just 35 miles south of Tulsa, Okmulgee, Oklahoma offers the acreage and space your growing business needs to expand its operation.  Okmulgee offers:

  • Low overhead costs
  • Low labor costs
  • Central U.S. location
  • Solid transportation infrastructure
Okmulgee offers the high quality life-style to be expected in a small town with large city amenities only 35 miles away.  Nestled in the mighty oak trees just west of Okmulgee are two beautiful state parks, Okmulgee and Dripping Springs.  If you enjoy a life of outdoor recreation, Okmulgee has it.  Learn more here. 


Okmulgee is located in Northeastern Oklahoma, just 35 miles south of Tulsa on US Hwy 75.  Click here for maps.

City Government

The City of Okmulgee is governed by the City Council composed of five(5) members: a council member "at-large" who serves as the Mayor and one council member from each of the City's four wards. The "at-large" council member may reside anywhere within the city. City Council members representing a particular ward must reside within that ward at the time of their election.

The City Manager is in charge of directing the day-to-day operation of the City in order to carry out the policies established by the City Council. He is appointed by majority vote of the City Council.  Click here for more information.

County Government

The city of Okmulgee is the county seat of Okmulgee County.  As extensions of the state government, the counties are responsible for six major services:

  • Maintaining the peace and protecting life and property,
  • Assessing and collecting taxes to operate the county,
  • Compile, record, and preserve public records essential to maintaining individual property rights,
  • Building and maintain public roads, highways, and bridges,
  • Providing facilities for courts and the administration of justice through the District Court system,
  • Caring for the needy and indigent, orphaned children, and the aged.

Each county is headed by a Board of County Commissioners consisting of three elected county commissioners.