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Ponca City Information

Ponca City Information

Resident Guide - Government

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Abandoned Vehicles
On Street or parkway Police 767-0370
Private property Code Enforcement 767-0332
Absentee Ballots
Kay County Election Board PO Box 331 Newkirk, OK 74631 580-362-2130
Acceptance of Public Improvements
Streets, lights, sewers, etc. Code Enforcement 767-0334
Accounts Payable
Finance 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0310
Advisory Boards 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0336
The City of Ponca City has a number of advisory boards, commissions and authorities consisting of volunteers from within the community who serve without compensation. Members of these boards focus on a specific service area or responsibility of the City, study it in depth and make recommendations to the mayor and commissioners. More information and advisory board applications are available in the city manager’s office and on the website.
Airport Advisory Board Meetings held as required
Animal Control Commission Quarterly on the 4th Tuesday
Board of Adjustment Meetings held as required
Construction Appeals Board Meetings held as required
Cultural Affairs Commission 2nd Tuesday, 8:30 am, Sun Room, Marland’s Grand Home
Historic Preservation Advisory Panel 4th Thursday, 4:00 pm, City Hall, Barnes Room
Housing Authority 2nd Thursday, 10:00 am, 201 East Broadway
Library Board 2nd Tuesday, 12:00 pm, Library Board Room
Marland Estate Commission 3rd Tuesday 4:30 pm, Marland Mansion, Lower Level
Park & Recreation Advisory Board 3rd Thursday, 5:30 pm, City Hall, Barnes Room
Personnel Board Meetings held as required
Planning Commission 1st Tuesday, 5:30 pm, City Hall, Commission Chamber
Ponca City Board of Commissioners 2nd & 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, City Hall, Commission Chamber
Ponca City Board of Commissioners Work Session 1st & 3rd Monday, 2:00 pm, City Hall, Commission Chamber
Ponca City Development Authority 2nd Thursday, 7:30 am, Chamber of Commerce Board Room
Ponca City Housing Authority 2nd Thursday, 10:00 am, 201 E. Broadway
Ponca City Utility Authority 2nd & 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, City Hall, Commission Chamber
Senior Advisory Board 2nd Thursday, 3:00 pm, City Hall, Barnes Room
Tourism Bureau 4th Thursday, 8:00 am, Chamber of Commerce
Aerial Maps
Engineering 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0329
Agenda Items, City Commission City Manager 767-0336
Air Traffic Complaints (Noises & Safety)
Airport 2213 N. Waverly 767-0470
Ambulance Transfer
Request ambulance for medical emergency Fire 911
Billing inquiries Medi-Claims 800-538-8278
All other calls   767-0368
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Animals, Alive
Domestic/wildlife/lost pets/strays Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
After 5:00 pm and weekends - Private Exterminators    
Pet Tag (proof of spay-neuter required) City Clerk’s Office 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
or Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road  767-0401
or Local Veterinarian  
Intact Permit Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
Whelping Permit Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
Ponca City Humane Society 900 W. Prospect Avenue 767-8877
Ponca Animal Welfare PO Box 2602 767-8877
Animals, Dead
Wildlife/domestic strays Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
After 5:00 pm and weekends Police 767-0370
Domestic (pets) - Responsibility of the owner    
Annexations
Development Services 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0383
Barricades Permit
Request Police 767-0370
Delivery of barricades Street 767-0409
Bees & Wasps
City property Park Maintenance  767-0430
Private property Responsibility of owner  
Private beekeepers phone list Police-200 E. Oklahoma Avenue 767-0375
Private beekeepers phone list Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
Bidders Information City Clerk 767-0304
Block Party Permits
Police 200 E. Oklahoma Avenue 767-0375
Boats or Travel Trailers (storage) Development Services 767-0334
Bond Information
Subdivision, site & preservation Development Services 767-0304
Maintenance City Clerk 767-0304
Bricks for Centennial Plaza
Park and Recreation Department 905 W. Hartford Avenue 767-0432
Brush & Tree Limb Collections
Storm Damage Park Maintenance 767-0430
Waste Management Solid Waste 767-0411
Building Code Violations
Code Enforcement Hotline Development Services 767-0331
Building Inspections
Code Complaint Hotline Development Services 767-0331
Building Building Inspector 767-0332
Plumbing & Mechanical Plumbing Inspector 767-0330
Property Property Inspector 718-5072 & 767-0359
Fire Inspection-New & Existing Structures Fire Marshall 767-0368
Building Permits Development Services/Building Official 767-0332
Many home improvement projects are subject to zoning and building code requirements and require a building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing permit issued by the Development Services Department. For example, most construction, renovation of decks, room additions, detached garages, carports, storage sheds, and sprinkler systems require permits. Home improvement projects may also be subject to additional deed or private covenant restrictions.
Burning
PROHIBITED Inside City Limits Fire Marshall 767-0368
Bus Rental (City Bus) City Garage 767-0413
Cable Locations, Underground
Electric Ponca City Energy 767-0405
General Okie Dig 800-522-6643
Cable Television Services
Cable One 303 N. 4th Street 762-6684
Cable One offers a local information channel, Channel 11, for organizations to list upcoming events. In addition to television service, Patrons can tune into Channel 19 for information on Ponca City Schools, and Channel 22 for City of Ponca City information.
Census Information
Development Services 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0383
Library 515 E. Grand Avenue 767-0345
Community Centers - Coming Soon
     
Community Development
Development Services 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0334
The City of Ponca City has adopted the standards of the International Building Codes and the National Electrical Code, and has a zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations. For information on building or developing property, call the Development Services Director.
Crime Stoppers Program   762-5100
The program gives citizens the opportunity to anonymously relay information to law enforcement officers regarding criminals and unlawful acts.
Depending on the information and upon the arrest and conviction, a reward is given to the citizen who provided the information. Anyone wishing to send an anonymous tip online, can access the link at www.poncacityok.gov. Click on the Crime stoppers link on the home page, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information or you can text PCPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. If you’d like to email your information, send it to crimestoppers@poncacityok.gov. If you want to phone in a tip, the number is still 580-762-5100. As always, you will remain anonymous, and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.
Drainage Problems (Street & Ditch) 1512 N. Union Street 767-0409
Drivers’ License Testing Ponca Plaza Room 129B 762-1728
Open Monday through Friday: 8:00 am-Noon and 1:00-4:45 pm
State Transfers/ID Cards/Class D written tests 8:00 am
CDL 8:00 am
Class D written tests and motorcycle 8:00 am
Drive Tests (by appointment only)
Appointments will be taken for drive tests beginning 8:00 am for drive tests that day.
Elected Officials-Local
Ponca City 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0336
Homer Nicholson - March 2016 Mayor 763-8095
Lanita Chapman - March 2016 Commissioner #1 767-0336
Steve Hermann - March 2015 Commissioner #2 767-0336
Mary Beth Moore - March 2016 Commissioner #3 767-0336
R. Mark Macy - March 2015 Commissioner #4 767-0336
Elected Officials - Kay County
Vance Johnson District 1 Commissioner  
Steve Austin District 2 Commissioner 362-2402
Paul Skidmore District 3 Commissioner  
Elected Officials - State of Oklahoma
Senator Eddie Fields District 10 405-521-5581
Representative Steve Vaughan District 37 (Ponca City-Kildare-Kaw City) 405-557-7355
Representative Dale DeWitt District 38 (Blackwell-Braman-Kaw City- Nardin-Newkirk-Tonkawa) 405-557-7332
Elected Officials - United States
Senator Tom Coburn Washington DC 202-224-5754
  Tulsa 918-581-7651
  OKC 405-231-4941
Senator Jim Inhofe Washington DC 202-224-4721
  Tulsa 918-748-5111
  OKC 405-608-4381
  McAlester 918-426-0933
  Enid 580-234-5105
Representative Frank Lucas, 3rd District. Washington DC 202-225-5565
  Stillwater 405-624-6407
Electric
Ponca City Energy To Report Electricity Issues 767-0405
File of Life Fire Department  
File of Life is a medical information packet designed to provide emergency personnel with necessary medical data to begin immediate treatment when a patient is unable to provide this information. This concept can be used by any person, but is especially helpful for patients who live alone. The card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled File of Life, lists the patient’s name, emergency medical contact, insurance policy, social security number, health problems, medications, dosages, allergies, recent surgery, religion, and a health care proxy. The sticker inside should be placed on the front door of a person’s residence to alert responding medical personnel to locate the entire pocket, which is held with a magnet to the outside of the refrigerator. Packets can be obtained at any Ponca City Fire Station, the Ponca City Medical Center Emergency Room, and many local doctors’ offices and pharmacies.
Fire Safety Fire Department 767-0368
The Ponca City Fire Department provides free public fire safety training on an as-needed basis. Free fire station tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The department conducts yearly inspections of all businesses in Ponca City for Life Safety Code compliance. The department maintains a program for homeowners and those purchasing a home where department personnel install a smoke alarm in the residence at no charge. If you rent or live in an apartment house, the property owner must by law supply each residence with a working smoke alarm.
Home Improvements Development Services/Building Official 767-0332
Many home improvement projects are subject to zoning and building code requirements and require a building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing permit issued by the Development Services Department. For example, most construction, renovation of decks, room additions, detached garages, carports, storage sheds, and sprinkler systems require permits. Home improvement projects may also be subject to additional deed or private covenant restrictions.
Home Occupations Development Services/Secretary 767-0383
All home occupations require the individual to register with the Development Services Department. Home occupations can include music instruction, one operator beauty shops, child care establishments, tailoring, and other service oriented occupations. The display and sale of items is prohibited. Only the persons living in the home may be employed in a home occupation. Call to request an application.
Inoperable Vehicles Development Services/Property Inspection 767-0359, 718-5072
Inoperable vehicles must be stored in a garage or on property lawfully zoned for such storage. The vehicle must have a current license plate. An inoperable vehicle is any vehicle which is junked, abandoned, wrecked, wholly or partially dismantled, placed on blocks or chains, or lacks any part necessary for the lawful operation of the vehicle on the streets and highways of Oklahoma.
Juvenile Curfew
The City of Ponca City has adopted a curfew ordinance for persons under the age of 18. Curfew for juveniles 15 years through 17 years is from the Tuesday following Labor Day until the day prior to Memorial Day, from 11 pm until 6 am, Sunday through Thursday night; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the curfew begins at midnight every night of the week and ends at 6 am. The curfew for juveniles less than 15 years begins at 10:30 pm each day and ends at 6 am.
Kay County Offices
Child Support   800-522-2922
County Assessor Court House, Newkirk 362-2565
County Clerk Court House, Newkirk 362-2537
Court Clerk   362-3350
Court Clerk 402 E. Grand Avenue - Ponca City 762-2148
County Sheriff 1101 W. Dry Road, Newkirk 362-3393
County Treasurer Court House, Newkirk 362-2523
District Attorney Court House, Newkirk 362-2571
Election Board Secretary Court House, Newkirk 362-2130
Emergency Preparedness Court House, Newkirk 362-3825
Extension Director Court House, Newkirk 362-3194
Extension Home Economist Court House, Newkirk 362-2200
Kay County Health Department 433 Fairview Avenue 762-1641
The department offers several programs to increase quality and years of healthy life for all residents of Kay County, including immunizations,
communicable disease control, sexually transmitted disease testing, family planning services, hearing screenings for children, health education, WIC nutrition services, guidance services for children, injury prevention, early intervention for children ages 0-3, the Children First Home Visitor program and consumer protection services. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Library 515 E. Grand Avenue 767-0345
Ponca City Library houses numerous reading materials and special collections such as the Genealogy and Family History Collection; Oklahoma Archival Repository; Richard Gordon Matzene Art Collection; various audio-visual materials; and special services including adult literacy tutoring, book delivery to the homebound, story times for preschoolers and adult discussion groups. Library cards and programs are free. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm. The library is closed on Sunday during June, July and August.
Neighborhood Watch   767-0370
The Neighborhood Watch program encourages groups of residents living within a specified area to pull together to deter crime in their neighborhoods. A speaker provided by the Police Department will assist in the implementation of the program and provide basic information to those interested in participating.
Permits & Licenses
Beer
State Kay County Court Clerk 362-2350
City  Utility Billing - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0318
Block Party 200 E. Oklahoma Avenue 767-0375
Boating (Lake Ponca) 905 W. Hartford Avenue 767-0430
Building Development Services - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0332
Business City Clerk’s Office - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
Day Care Center
State OK State Dept. of Human Services 765-2656
City Development Services - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0383
Dog & Cat
Pet Tag (proof of spay-neuter required) City Clerk’s Office 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
or Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road  767-0401
or Local Veterinarian  
Intact Permit Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
Whelping Permit Animal Control-100 S. Pecan Road 767-0401
Fishing (Lake Ponca) 905 W. Hartford Avenue 767-0430
Garage Sale City Clerk’s Office - 516 E Grand Avenue 767-0304
House Moving City Clerk’s Office - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
Liquor
State Able Commission, OKC 405-521-3484
City  Utility Billing 767-0328
Marriage Kay County Clerk 362-2537
Parade 200 E. Oklahoma Avenue 767-0375
Peddlers City Clerk’s Office - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
Plumbing Plumbing Inspector-516 E Grand Avenue 767-0330
Scavengers (refuse haulers) City Clerk’s Office - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
Skiing (Lake Ponca) 905 W. Hartford Avenue 767-0430
Signs Development Services - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0383
Solicitors Registrations City Clerk’s Office - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
Vending Machines City Clerk’s Office - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0304
Zoning Clearance Development Services - 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0334
Partners in Awareness Police Department 767-0370
This program is designed to provide needed information in the event of a crisis involving an elderly person living alone. Forms for those wishing to participate are available at the Police Department. The form requests information regarding physician, prescribed medications, and next of kin. The Police Department retains this information for emergencies only.
Property Maintenance Development Services/Property Inspection 718-5072, 767-0359
Hotline   767-0331
Property owners are required to maintain their residences and places of business to provide aesthetic and safe surroundings to themselves and their neighbors. The exteriors of structures are to be maintained in a sound condition to prevent further deterioration or an appearance that will cause neighborhood blight. Windows and doors must be free of broken glass and torn screens. Wall surfaces should be painted or covered with siding. State of Oklahoma statutes allow municipalities to have dilapidated buildings demolished, the costs of removal then becoming a lien on the property. The administrative officer designated to carry out the duties of the governing body in regards to property maintenance is the Development Services Director.
Public Transportation Cimarron Transit 718-0444
Cimarron Public Transit System provides curb-to-curb transportation service on a demand/response basis, subject to availability. Drivers are available Monday through Friday from 5 am to 6 pm, Limited Saturday service, excluding all federal holidays. To schedule a ride, call between 8 am and 4 pm. ADA-equipped vehicles are available.
Recreation Areas
See The "Things To Do & See" & "Amusement" Areas Of The Website
Recycling Services 1001 W. Prospect Avenue 767-0456
The City of Ponca City offers a self-service drop-off Recycling Center that accepts most recyclable materials, excluding used oil, antifreeze, and
oil-based paint. The center is located next to the Motocross entrance and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Senior Citizens
Cimarron Transit   718-0444
NODA Area Agency on Aging   800-749-1149
OK Department of Human Services   765-2656
Ponca City Medical Center 1900 N. 14th Street 765-3321
Senior Circle   765-0508
Healthy Woman   765-0557
Ponca City Senior Center 319 W. Grand Avenue 763-8051
Retired Senior Volunteer Program   762-9412
United Way of Ponca City 205 N. 2nd Street 765-2476
Wheatheart Nutrition Project   767-1620
Sewer
Ponca City Energy To Report Sewer Issues 767-0405
Signs Development Services/Building Official 767-0332
Temporary sale signs, such as those advertising garage sales and yard sales, may not be placed on public utility poles, property other than your own (without permission), or on the public right-of-ways (approximately 15 feet from the curb). All signs should be removed after the end of the sale. Garage sale permits are required.
Social Security
Toll Free   800-772-1213
Stillwater Office 518 E. Lakeview Road 888-366-6143
Office Hours:
Monday and Tuesday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to Noon
Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
State of Oklahoma Offices
Child Welfare   800-508-1872
Family Planning    
Food Stamps/Daycare/Social Security   765-2656
Street Cuts, Curb Cuts, Driveways & Alleys Engineering Department 767-0312
Trash Collection Solid Waste Division 767-0411
Leaf Collection Hotline   767-0331
Trash collection is a service of the Ponca City Utility Authority. Solid Waste will pick up to 105 gallons of trash from your residence twice per week. The trash must be containerized in plastic bags or metal/plastic cans no larger than 35 gallons. Large quantities of trash or bulky items (sofa, dryers, etc.) will be picked up separately for an additional fee. Bagged grass clippings will be picked up via special pickup only. The Solid Waste Division also offers dumpsters and open-top containers of various sizes to match the size of your need. Charges vary by container size. Residents also enjoy free disposal of trash and debris during the annual Spring Cleanup event and Fall Leaf Pickup service. The week-long Spring Cleanup is offered in late March or early April, and the Leaf Pickup begins in November and runs into January.
Utility Locations, Underground    
Electric Ponca City Utility Authority 767-0405
General Okie Dig 800-522-6643
Utility Services
Ponca City Utility Authority 516 E. Grand Avenue 767-0311
PCUA provides electric, water, wastewater and solid waste service for residences and businesses in the Ponca City area. The billing office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. New customers must come into the office to sign up for service. Residential deposits are $125; commercial deposits to be determined.
Vehicle Registration
Oklahoma State License Tag Agency 2101 N. 14th Street 765-8711
Area residents can obtain a driver’s license, license plates, identification cards, Pike Passes, and voter. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Voter Registration
Kay County Election Board Court House, Newkirk 362-2130
Oklahoma State License Tag Agency 2101 N. 14th Street 765-8711
Ponca City Library (mail in forms only) 515 E. Grand Avenue 767-0345
Voter Precinct Polling Locations    
Weeds and Grass Abatement Development Services Hotline 767-0331
Ponca City residents are urged to call this number to report any violations. Callers shall remain anonymous. Weeds include, but are not limited to, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and all vegetation at any state of maturity that exceed 12 inches in height, except healthy trees, shrubs, or produce for human consumption grown in a tended and cultivated garden, unless such trees and shrubbery constitute a hazard by their density or location. The term weeds does not include tended crops on land zoned and used for agricultural use which are planted more than 50 feet from a parcel zoned other than agricultural.
Wi-Fi Hotline Leave Recorded Message 763-8066