The District Court of Payne County is one of two member courts of the Ninth Judicial District of Oklahoma. The other member court is the District Court of Logan County. Phillip Corley is the District Judge serving in both counties. Stephen R. Kistler is Associate District Judge. Special Judges are Katherine E. Thomas, R.L. Hert, and for Logan County Susan Worthington. Lori Allen is Court Clerk for Payne County.
Felony dockets are conducted each Friday. Domestic, probate and small claims dockets are held weekly. Civil and misdemeanor dockets are scheduled bi-weekly, and a traffic docket and a preliminary hearing docket is conducted one day each month.
The Court collect $4,800,000.00 per year in court costs, fees and forfeitures, the majority of which is paid to 30 various state and local agencies as required by law.
The Court Clerk has court files and documents commencing from the early 1900s to the current time. The Court Clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and the office is open during the lunch hour. The office is closed on holidays.
Court files, documents and other information can be found on the internet at: www.oscn.net.
This free web site offers extensive case information.
All court records, excluding Juvenile, Mental Health and Adoption records, are available for public inspection. And, court records are stored at the courthouse for easy access, with the exception of older criminal records which are available at an alternate site.