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Message from the Assessor - Possible Tax Increase for Lawton Property Owners

 

Property owners will soon receive their 2018 property tax statements from the Comanche County Treasurer's Office, and many Lawton property owners will notice an increase in their taxes. In 2017, Lawton voters passes two major bond issues: February 14 bond issue for the City of Lawton, and November 14 bond issue for Lawton Public Schools. In addition, a 1 mill building fund measure was approved for Great Plains Technology Center on April 3, 2018. The bond issue for the City and LPS will increase the 2018 property taxes for many Lawton properties. The increases are outlined below:

- The bond issue for the City increased the millage from 6.30 to 13.35, an increase of 7.05 mills.

- The bond issue for LPS increased the millage from 7.39 to 13.32, an increase of 5.93 mills.

- The GPTC building fund increased by 1 mill.

The total mill increase is 13.98 mills.

What does that mean to you as a Lawton property owner?

In 2017, the property tax on a $100,000 home was $962.89. In 2018, the property taxes for the same home will be $1120.16, which is an increase of $157.27.

 

Grant Edwards
County Assessor
Term: January 2015 - December 2018
 
315 SW 5th Street, Suite 301
Lawton, OK 73501
580-585-5220
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The Assessor's Office is responsible for listing and maintaining records on all taxable properties, real and personal, in Comanche County. Real Property includes land and buildings. Personal Property includes the furniture, fixtures, equipment and inventory for businesses, farm equipment and manufactured homes.

 

They are also responsible for the equitable assessment of all taxable properties in Comanche County. There are now over 55,000 individual parcels covering an area of 1,076 miles.

 

The Assessor's Office determines the fair market value for homes, businesses and other taxable property in Comanche County on an annual basis. The fair market value may go up or down depending on the County real estate market. They will notify the property owners of any increase in the fair market value of their property.

 

They also assist taxpayers in filing homestead exemptions and affidavits for property that is exempt under Oklahoma law.

 

The Assessor's Office resolves questions or protests about valuations, deals with the preparation and certification of the assessment and tax rolls, and appears before the County Board of Equalization as required.

 

A large amount of this information is now available to the public. Records can be accessed by visiting the Assessor's Office at 315 SW 5th Street, Suite 301, Lawton, OK 73501 or by calling them at 580-585-5220. A limited amount of information can be accessed by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .