All departments under the Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), as well as the District Attorney’s Civil Division, have begun to move in to the new county building, 218 W. 6th St., across Denver Avenue from the Tulsa County Courthouse. Beginning Feb. 1, all BOCC meetings are held in the new building.
The move is part of a multi-year effort to renovate the former CommunityCare building to provide a central location for all County-related public services. Once the move is complete, slated for the third week of February, only court-related services and operations will remain in the courthouse. The courthouse will then begin additional renovations to accommodate Alternative Courts, the Public Defender’s Office and other services currently located outside the courthouse, which will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in leasing fees.
“This move is the beginning of a new era for Tulsa County,” said BOCC Commissioner and Chairman Stan Sallee. “We’re taking services that have been housed in separate locations for decades and centralizing them in a one-stop-shop for our citizens. The taxpayers of Tulsa County will be able to record land records, obtain permits, pay property taxes, reserve a park shelter and take advantage of so many of our other services all in one easy-to-access location.”
Public Access and Parking
The building will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. However, the BOCC continues to ask the public to conduct their business remotely or by mail as much as possible in accordance with previous guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks will be required to enter the building and must remain on in all public areas. Social distancing will be enforced in the building and on the elevators.
As with the Courthouse, security checks will be required to enter the building before being permitted entrance and access to County offices.
The public may park in the surface lot visitor parking on the south side of the building at 7th Street and Denver Avenue and then walk to the entrance on 6th Street or may also choose from available street parking in front of the entrance.