and Expanded Building Is Just Behind Former Location Near 2nd & Main In
Ted Wright -- last update 6/19/2013 (CherokeeTagAgency2.html)
Copyright 2013 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
|New / Expanded
Cherokee Tag Agency Now Open In Collinsville
Nation celebrates Collinsville Tag Office's new expanded location
June 18, 2013 (noon)
June 14th Press
-- The Cherokee Nation will celebrate Tuesday its move into a larger
Collinsville tag office on Main Street.
"The transition to a larger office will enable us to accomodate
more Cherokee Nation citizens acquiring vehicle and boat license tags,"
said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. "More tags
bring more funds for vital Cherokee Nation services and allows us to
contribute millions of dollars to our public schools, including Collinsville."
A Cherokee Nation
tag office first opened in Collinsville in 2006, issuing 10,000 motor
vehicle and boat tags worth $1.5 million. In fiscaal year 2012, the
tag office had grown to issuing 19,000 tags worth $2.3 million. The
office is now hiring a fourth agent to fulfill the demand.
Cherokee Nation tag offices are also open in Tahlequah, Adair, Jay and
|-- Julie Hubbard
ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Tuesday June, 18, 2013 with the property
owners, Cherokee Nation and Collinsville City/Chamber officials.
larger tag office has 4 customer service windows.
Nation Principal Chiel Bill John Baker spoke at the Collinsville ceremony Tuesday.
Sharon Swepston (Cherokee Nation Tax Commission administrator) also spoke.
Bud York spoke for the City of Collinsville.
offices just east of the tag office will be occupied by the Cherokee Commerce
Babbitt spoke for the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.
attractive new brick building housing the new Cherokee offices is owned by the
Brady & Jackie Stephens family and has this unique "corner" stone.
The Stephens also own the Subway and other local properties.
new Cherokee tag office is directly behind (south of) the former "house"
location at 2nd and Main across the street from American Bank of Oklahoma in
|The Cherokee Nation
Commerce office in Collinsville offers seasonal tax preparation, self-sufficiency
counseling and mortgage assistance. It also provides general information
about Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation housing services, as well
as information and applications for other Cherokee Nation programs. Currently
the office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.
Food Distribution Center is slated to be complete this summer.
-- Julie Hubbard