City of Stillwater Government

The City of Stillwater operates under a council-manager system. In this form of government, an elected City Council is responsible for setting policy, passing ordinances and approving the City's budget. The mayor chairs meetings, authenticates documents and serves as the ceremonial head of the city. Stillwater City Council appoints the city manager, the city attorney and the municipal judge.

In order to keep moving forward, the City Council holds strategic planning sessions to evaluate and update the City’s priorities. These priorities may be modified from year to year, but they always aim to articulate the community’s need for safe and livable neighborhoods, a sustainable and vibrant economy, efficient and responsive city services, utilities and infrastructure, enhanced communications and community engagement.

Stillwater Municipal Building & Hours of Operation

Located at 723 S. Lewis St.

Timed and open parking spaces are available in front of and within easy walking distance of the building.

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.

City-Observed Holidays

The Stillwater Municipal Building is closed on these days. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is recognized on the previous Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is recognized on the following Monday.

  • New Year's Day (January 1)

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)

  • Presidents Day (third Monday in February)

  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

  • Independence Day (July 4)

  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)

  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)

  • Day after Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection

Residential waste management customers receive trash, single-stream and glass recycling collection on city-observed holidays, but not yard waste collection. Commercial routes run as usual on city-observed holidays.

When should the flag be flown at half-staff

View the most recent national and state of Oklahoma half-staff notices.

Customary dates to fly half-staff:

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day. (sunrise to sunset)

  • Memorial Day, last Monday in May (sunrise to noon)

  • Patriot Day, September 11 (sunrise to sunset)

  • National Firefighters Memorial Day, October (typically a Sunday during Fire Prevention Week, which is around October 9)

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 (sunrise to sunset)

Problems with your electricity or water/sewer during the holidays

National Week Observances