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What is sales & use tax?

Released:Jan 16, 2020


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Jan. 16, 2020) – In Oklahoma, sales tax is the largest source of recurring revenue for municipalities. The total sales tax paid for purchases within Stillwater city limits is 8.813 percent (effective April 1, 2013), although the City of Stillwater receives only 3.5 percent of this number.

We post a monthly Stillwater sales tax collections update in the Newsroom.

Sales Tax:

  • State of Oklahoma  /  4.5%

  • City of Stillwater  /  3.5% 

    • Transportation Improvement Fund / 0.5%

    • General Fund / 2.0%

    • Stillwater Utilities Authority /  1.0%

  • Payne County  /  0.813%


Use Tax

  • Use tax is due on goods purchased outside of Oklahoma and brought into Stillwater and consumed in situations when no sales tax was charged. An example is something you buy online from another state and no sales tax is charged, but you use the item in Stillwater once it's delivered.

For more information on the City's finances, go to


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