To serve the public and the Courts with excellence; to file, log and maintain accurate records.
Pursuant to Oklahoma State Statutes, the Court Clerk, as an elected official, is charged with maintaining the records of all Tulsa County District Court cases. These cases are filed in their respective departments in the main offices of the Court Clerk on the second floor of the Tulsa County Courthouse. Certain licensing documents are also filed by the Court Clerk such as Marriage Licenses, Marriage Officiant registration, Process Server registration etc.
The Court Clerk also provides personnel for thirty-five (35) District, Associate and Special Judges; maintains statistics regarding the filing and disposition of all cases; and collects statutory fines, fees and forfeitures. A portion of all fines, fees and forfeitures collected by the Clerk is the source of revenue for which the office and the Courts are budgeted to operate. Expenditures include: jurors and witness fees, Public Defender salaries, transcript purchases, printing of forms, postage, utilities, courtroom maintenance, furniture, equipment and general supplies. The balance of monies collected is sent to the State Judicial Fund for the operation of District Courts throughout the State.
In October 1999 the Tulsa County Court Clerk was the first Court Clerk in the State to implement the Oklahoma Court Information System – a computer system sponsored by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. This system now includes twelve district courts and appellant courts in Oklahoma, and is accessible to outside parties via the Internet at the web address: www.oscn.net