|Payne County District Court|
||Lisa S. Lambert (Stillwater/Democrat)
206 Payne County Courthouse
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074
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 and Michael E. Stano and Katherine E. Thomas are Special
District Judges. Lisa S. Lambert is Court Clerk for Payne County.
R.L. Hert, Jr. is a Special Judge for the Ninth Judicial District
with offices in Logan County, but active in the District Court of
Payne County two days each week.
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 Courts 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 1900's to the current time. The Court Clerks 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
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.
Types of Cases filed in the District Court:|
Cases involving personal injury, property
and contract disputes, mortgage foreclosure, property damage, eminent
domain and other cases not involving crimes or criminal
Small Claims: Cases of a civil nature where monetary
amount does not exceed $6,000.00 in damages.
Wills, Guardianships, Administration of Estates.
Divorce, Annulments, Custody of Children.
Deprived Children, Delinquent Children.
Adoption, Mental Health, Victim Protective Orders.
Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Search Warrants, Extraditions
Beverage, Marriage, Pool Hall, Process Server, Transient Merchant,
Going out of Business, Bingo, Minister Credentials
The Court Clerk office serves as a U.S. Passport Service Acceptance
Agency. (For further information, check U. S. Passport Services web
address at http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.)
Jury Summons: The Court Clerk office issues 2000 jury summons each
year. Names of jurors are selected from Division of Motor Vehicle
driver license records. Jurors serve a two-month term, can serve up
to eighteen days during the term, but usually serve four to six days
during that time period. Jurors are paid $20.00/day and mileage for each day of
service, and serve on civil and criminal cases set on Corley,
Kistler, Stano, Thomas and Herts dockets.