News & information

The City of Bartlesville strives to make information about local government and the community available and easily accessible to all citizens. The Communications Department regularly posts information about City projects, plans, funding and future goals in an effort to inform citizens and empower them to participate in their government.

To help accomplish this, the City maintains this website, social media platforms City of Bartlesville GOV (Facebook) and Bartlesville GOV, (Instagram) and publishes a free, weekly e-newsletter, City Beat. See archived editions of City Beat.

See City of Bartlesville Social Media Terms of Use and Comment Policy.


Open meetings

City Council meetings are always open to anyone wishing to attend. The same is true for committee and board meetings, such as the City Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.

Most meetings are held at City Hall, 401 Johnstone Ave. City Council meetings, as well as Board of Adjustment meetings, are televised by local cable Channel 56 and are streamed live on the City’s webcast.


Open records

Open records requests are available on the City’s website or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at or 918.338.4212.

For Police Department records/information, contact the police department at 918.338.4050.

For Fire Department records/information, contact the Bartlesville Fire Department at 918.338.4098.


Media relations

Media requests may be made by calling the Communications Department at 918.338.4132 or 918.338.4228, or by emailing or

For interviews, photos or information regarding police matters, contact the police department at 918.338.4050.

For interviews or information regarding fire department matters, contact contact Bartlesville Fire Department at 918.338.4098.