Open Records Request 

To ensure and facilitate the public’s right of access to and review of government records so they may efficiently and intelligently exercise their inherent political power, DeAnna Hammons provides access to City records through the Oklahoma Open Records Act. 

To submit a Open Records request, submit an Open Records Request form.  

Business Emergency Contact Form

Please provide the City of Tahlequah Police Department your business’ emergency contact information by filling out the Business Emergency Contact online form.

Vacation House Watch Request

Planning that upcoming vacation? One item on your preparation list should be a request for the Vacation House Watch Program with the Tahlequah Police Department. This program works to ensure the security of your home while you are away. 

Citizens living within the Tahlequah city limits can be placed on the "Vacation Watch" list by completing the Vacation House Watch form

Your home will then be checked one time each shift, three checks in a 24-hour period, for a maximum of two weeks. If any sign of forced entry or unexpected change occurs, the police officer will refer to the information provided and notify the emergency contact listed. 

After you return, the Police Department will send you a detailed listing of all activity during your residence watch.

Request a Proclamation 

Proclamations are ceremonial documents issued at the discretion of the Mayor. They provide an opportunity for the Mayor to recognize exceptional events, organizations, and people and to increase public awareness of issues having community-wide significance to the City of Tahlequah. 

Proclamations are issued for:

  • Public awareness
  • Charitable fundraising campaigns
  • Arts and cultural celebrations
  • Special honors

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • Matters involving political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Tahlequah
  • Campaigns or events contrary to City policies 


  • The Mayor’s Office reserves the right to modify or deny an proclamation request
  • More than once cause can be proclaimed simultaneously 
  • An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week or month of their proclamation
  • Proclamations are not typically issued for individuals. Depending on the occasion or event, either a Certificate of Recognition or Congratulatory letter may be provided  

Who can make a proclamation request?

  • Request must be made by a City of Tahlequah resident or other person affiliated with a Tahlequah business or organization

How should a proclamation request be made?

  • Requests can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered. If mailed, emailed, or faxed, please call to verify receipt by our office. 
  • Requests should be made at least 10 business days in advance of the date the document is needed. Please include:
    • Contact person’s first and last name, address, and telephone number
    • A brief summary and/or background of the event or organization
    • The name and date(s) of the day, week, month or event to be proclaimed
    • A date when the proclamation is needed