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.

City Council
  • City manager
  • City attorney
  • Municipal Judge
  • Treasurer
Departments

The City of Bartlesville consists of 24 departments. Eighteen are financed through the General Fund while six are funded through Enterprise Funds.

General Fund departments are those that essentially make up the general operations of the City. The two largest are Police and Fire.

Enterprise Funds include:

Funding

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

Of the total, the City receives 3 percent of the revenues:

City Hall

  • 401 Johnstone Ave.
  • Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, City Hall hours are currently 8:30 to noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This allows time for staff to apply disinfectant to commonly used public areas three times each day.

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 www.cityofbartlesville.org
  • 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

Offices located at City Hall include:

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

Operations

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.

City Council

The City Council consists of five members — one from each ward of the city — who are elected every two years by the voters in their ward.

While each member must reside in the ward they represent, the mayor and vice mayor are selected by the sitting council during the first meeting of each term.

Council members, including those serving as mayor and vice mayor, do not receive a salary but are paid a modest stipend to cover minor expenses.

Current Council:

Mayor Dale Copeland, Ward 1

Vice Mayor Alan Gentges, Ward 4

Paul Stuart, Ward 2

Jim Curd Jr., Ward 3

Trevor Dorsey, Ward 5

The City Council is required by City Charter to meet on the first Monday of each month. Special meetings are called as needed. Meetings are held at City Hall, 401 Johnstone Ave. The meetings are open to the public and anyone may attend.

For more information, see City Council.

Other information

For an interactive map of streets and other features of Bartlesville go to GIS City Maps.

Municipal Codes are available online.

Election dates and deadlines provided by Washington County Election Board
2020.

Contact City Government

 

Mike Bailey
City Manager

918-338-4282