Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 18, 2013
Cherokee Tag Office
New and Expanded Building Is Just Behind Former Location Near 2nd & Main In Collinsville

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Copyright 2013 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
New / Expanded Cherokee Tag Agency Now Open In Collinsville
What: Cherokee Nation celebrates Collinsville Tag Office's new expanded location
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (noon)

June 14th Press Release:
Okla. -- 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 Sallisaw.

-- Julie Hubbard (Cherokee Nation)
107 E. Main
Collinsville,OK 74021
Monday - Friday 8:15 - 4pm
General Contact (918) 453-5100
A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Tuesday June, 18, 2013 with the property owners, Cherokee Nation and Collinsville City/Chamber officials.
The new larger tag office has 4 customer service windows.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chiel Bill John Baker spoke at the Collinsville ceremony Tuesday. Sharon Swepston (Cherokee Nation Tax Commission administrator) also spoke.
Vice-Mayor Bud York spoke for the City of Collinsville.
The offices just east of the tag office will be occupied by the Cherokee Commerce Department.
Susan Babbitt spoke for the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.
The 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.
The 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 East Collinsville.
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.

The Collinsville Food Distribution Center is slated to be complete this summer.

-- Julie Hubbard (6/19/2013)