Charter City

Bartlesville is a charter city with a council/manager form of government. The city manager oversees all City operations and is responsible for all departments and employees, with the exception of the City’s attorney, municipal judge and treasurer, which, along with the city manager, are appointed directly by the City Council.


The City of Bartlesville is funded primarily by sales tax revenues, which is currently 8.9 percent.

Of the total, the City receives 3.4 percent of the revenues:

The State of Oklahoma receives 4.5 percent of the total, and Washington County receives 1 percent.

City Hall

  • 401 Johnstone Ave.
  • Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday & 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays
  • Closed most holidays- 2024 Holiday Calendar

Utility bills & Court fines

Utility bills and court fines can be paid in-person at City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., and at the following locations:

  • Online, at
  • By mail: City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., Bartlesville OK 74003
  • Drop boxes, which are located in the parking lot directly south of City Hall, inside the City Hall first floor lobby and the west end of the Bartlesville Community Center parking lot


Offices located at City Hall include:

The Bartlesville Area History Museum is located on the fifth floor.


Some City operations are located elsewhere, including some functions of the Utility Services Department and the Public Works Department, as well as Police Department, located at 615 S. Johnstone Ave., and four fire stations, which are strategically located throughout the city.

White Rose Cemetery, 804 W. 11th Street, Adams Golf Club, 5801 Tuxedo Blvd., and Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone, are also departments of the City of Bartlesville.

Contact City Government

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Mike Bailey
City Manager