Why Did Your Property Tax Go Up? - Read the blog post from Representative Jason Murphey.
"As the newly elected Logan County Assessor, I am committed to establishing Fair and Equitable property values."
1890 - Congress passes the Organic Act. Oklahoma became a territory of the United States when Congress passed the Organic Act on May 2, 1890. Section six of the Organic Act states that all property must be taxed in proportion to its value, which is the meaning of ad valorem, a Latin phrase that means "according to value." Today taxable property is valued in proportion to its value, or as a percentage of its value, just as it was when Oklahoma was known as the Oklahoma Territory.
Over the past few months I have talked to hundreds of Logan County residents and have taken careful note of their concerns. I will keep these concerns in mind as I conduct the review process. I will maintain an open-door policy and I intend to release a periodic update with explanations as to what the law provides. I want to establish a website that will be helpful to the property owners. I will carefully review your ﬁle and ensure that your property is assessed in a fair manner.
Thank you for providing this opportunity to serve as your County Assessor. I am honored by your trust and anxious to get to work on your behalf.