Tulsa County Court Clerk Don Newberry

Probate

Department Head: Geri Bauhaus

  • Probate of estate forms may be obtained at the Court Clerk's office.
  • Judicial determination of death forms may be obtained at the court clerk's office.
  • Guardianships of a person who is incapacitated or for a minor child are considered confidential. Only the attorneys of record, the guardian, or the ward may review the file without a court order.
  • Adoptions are confidential and require a court order to access, except for adoption records that have not been finalized which may be reviewed by the attorney for the Petitioners. No Information is given over the telephone. Once a Final Decree has been filed, records may not be accessed without a court order.
  • Artificial insemination proceedings are confidential.
  • All mental health records are confidential. A court order is required to access mental health records.

Many types of cases are handled in the Probate Division: Probate of Estates, Guardianships, recording of wills for safekeeping, Termination of Parental Rights, Artificial Insemination, Conservatorship, Adoptions, Mental Health, Protective Services to the Elderly, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. In accordance with Oklahoma State Statutes, many of these records are confidential. Total actions filed in this division in 2016 were 3,532.