Oklahoma state court system

Understanding how the system of Oklahoma state court works is very important as it helps you find court records easily.

Oklahoma Courts Overview

To make your work easier, start searching for court records in Oklahoma by simply going to courts by county.

The trial court system of Oklahoma State consists of Court of Tax Review, Workers Compensation Court of Existing Claims, Municipal Courts, and District Courts.

District Courts

Oklahoma District Courts have general jurisdiction to handle all types of cases, but generally handle only the cases that other courts have no jurisdiction over.

District Courts have Small Claims departments for handling most general civil cases with up to $10,000 in dispute, exclusive of costs and attorney fees. Types of cases include interpleader, the return of money or personal property, and suits that seek money damages based on a tort or contract.

A District Court may have a specialized program or division for certain types of cases, including Mental Health Court, Drug Court, and Business Court. Business Courts may exist in counties with huge populations to hear complex commercial cases. A District Court may have a Mental Health Court, Drug Court, and Juvenile Drug Court program for handling certain non-violent cases in which the offender has some treatable addiction or condition.

Municipal Courts

Oklahoma Municipal Courts have limited jurisdiction over most criminal as well as traffic cases involving violations of municipal ordinances. Besides, some Municipal Courts can also hear misdemeanor criminal cases.

There are some Municipal Courts with a Mental Health Court division for handling certain non-violent criminal cases in which the offender has some treatable addiction or condition.

Municipal Courts are divided into two categories. The first type is known as Municipal Courts “of records” that handle cases that include some misdemeanor criminal cases and most violations of traffic, parking, and environmental ordinances. The second type is known as Municipal Courts “not of record” that handle violations of municipal ordinances.

Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims has exclusive jurisdiction to handle claims filed at the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act particularly for work related injuries that occurred before February 1, 2014. These claims include any right contained in the Act, claims for compensation, and the liability of insurers and employers. Workers’ Compensation Commission is a state administrative agency that handles any claims for work-related injuries that occurred after or on February 1, 2014.

Court of Tax Review

This a specialized pane of the District Court with exclusive and limited jurisdiction over some cases that are connected to ad valorem taxation, such as appeals of the decisions made by state tax agencies.

Tribal Courts

There is an independent Tribal Court system in Oklahoma and it shares with District Courts some criminal and civil jurisdiction.

The Official Website of Oklahoma County

Oklahoma City City of OKC City of Oklahoma City’s Website
Tulsa City of Tulsa
Norman City of Norman, Oklahoma The City of Norman, Oklahoma
Broken Arrow Broken Arrow, OK – Official Website
Lawton
Edmond Edmond, OK – Official Website
Moore City of Moore
Midwest City Midwest City, OK | Official Website
Stillwater City of Stillwater Welcome to Stillwater.org! At the City of Stillwater, we’re committed to making digital access to information, city services, utilities and your elected officials as easy and efficient as possible. Phone (405) 372-0025
Muskogee Welcome to Muskogee, Oklahoma
Bartlesville Welcome to Bartlesville | City of Bartlesville
Owasso Owasso, OK – Official Website
Shawnee Welcome to Shawnee, OK
Yukon Welcome – City of Yukon Located in the thriving Metropolis of Central Oklahoma, Yukon employs cutting edge internet technology to provide its citizens with the utmost in economic and and expedient services and information.
Ardmore Ardmore, OK – Official Website
Tulsa County Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tulsa County Government Website
Cleveland County Cleveland County, OK – Official Website
Canadian County Canadian County, OK – Official Website
Rogers County Rogers County Government
Payne County Payne County, Oklahoma
Wagoner County Wagoner County Wagoner County Website Home Page
Creek County Creek County Clerk’s Office Serving Creek County with land records and financial information including purchasing and register of deeds in Sapulpa, OK.
Pottawatomie County Pottawatomie County Courthouse – 325 N Broadway, Shawnee, OK 74801 Phone 405-273-8222
Grady County Grady County
Washington County Washington County | Oklahoma This website is your resource to find information about Washington County, Oklahoma.
Le Flore County About LeFlore County – LeFlore County Treasurer | Oklahoma County Treasurers Research and pay Oklahoma property taxes online.
Carter County Welcome to Carter County, OK Welcome to Carter County, OK
Osage County Osage County
Kay County Kay County, OK | Official Website
Pittsburg County OKCounties.org
Stephens County Stephens County Okla
Logan County Logan County, OK | Official Website
Delaware County Delaware County
Okmulgee County Okmulgee, OK | Official Website
McClain County Welcome to McClain County – McClain CountyMcClain County | The Heart of Oklahoma
Lincoln County Lincoln County
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Ottawa County Ottawa County
Custer County Custer County
Jackson County Jackson County
Seminole County Seminole County – Seminole County
Beckham County Beckham County
Texas County Texas County
Pawnee County Pawnee, Oklahoma – County of Pawnee Officals
Choctaw County Choctaw County | OKCountyRecords.com | County Clerk Public Land Records for Oklahoma
Atoka County Atoka, OK – Official Website Home page of the official websites of the City of Atoka Oklahoma
Haskell County Haskell County | OKCountyRecords.com | County Clerk Public Land Records for Oklahoma
Okfuskee County Okfuskee County | OKCountyRecords.com | County Clerk Public Land Records for Oklahoma
Blaine County Blaine County