About the Oklahoma County Court Clerk
The Oklahoma County Court Clerk, Tim Rhodes, presides over the largest, and busiest,
Court Clerk's office in the state. Approximately 120,000 new court cases are filed
in Oklahoma County annually, more than any other state, local or federal court in
The Court Clerk's primary duty is to record and maintain court records filed in
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. From the inception of the office until 2002, records
were maintained almost entirely in paper form. That year, the first ever document
imaging process began, with approximately one-third of the county's case files being
electronically recorded. The large majority of records kept by the Court Clerk are
open for public inspection.
Another important duty of the Court Clerk is to collect and account for all funds
deposited in connection with court proceedings. The Oklahoma County Court Clerk's
office annually receives more than $60 million in criminal fines, court costs, bond
forfeitures, child support and other such payments. Fiscal oversight of Court Clerk
funds is provided by the Supreme Court, the State Treasurer, the State Auditor,
the County Treasurer, by internal audit staff and the dozens of government entities
to which the Court Clerk transmits funding.
Other services provided by the Oklahoma County Court Clerk's office include passport
processing; marriage licenses; and licensing of private process servers and low
point beer providers. More information on those services can be found on this site.