Tax Exempt Entities
Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions for Fraternal, Religious and Charitable Institutions
Properties of fraternal, religious and charitable institutions may be entitled to ad valorem tax exemptions on all or part of their property pursuant to Art. 10, § 6 Oklahoma Constitution and Oklahoma Statute Title 68 § 2887.
Ad valorem tax exemptions are allowed to qualifying properties of institutions on a parcel-by-parcel basis and depends on the ownership and usage of the property.
Ad valorem tax exemptions are not automatic. For each parcel of real property owned by a church or charitable organization, an affidavit, stating the use of the property, must be filed with the Stephens County Assessor. The affidavit serves as the basis for the determination of the ad valorem tax status of the parcel of real property.
The affidavit forms, which are available from the County Assessor’s Office, lists items which may be needed in support of a request for ad valorem tax exemption.