District Court Clerk
Welcome to the official website of the Cleveland County Court Clerk, Marilyn Williams. As the leader of the Court Clerk's Office, Marilyn Williams oversees operations in the third largest county in Oklahoma. Nestled in the heart of the state, Cleveland County is also the fifth fastest-growing county, encompassing vibrant communities such as the southern part of Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman, Noble, Lexington, Slaughterville, Little Axe, as well as extensive rural, unincorporated areas.
Our commitment at the Cleveland County Court Clerk's Office is rooted in a mission to provide essential information management to the public, ensuring accessibility in a timely manner. Whether you are seeking information, navigating legal processes, or requiring assistance with records, the Cleveland County Court Clerk's Office is dedicated to serving you with excellence. Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to meeting your needs with professionalism and integrity.
About Marilyn Williams
Court Clerk Marilyn Williams was sworn into office as on Sept. 8, 2016. She has a total of 23 years of experience serving the people of Cleveland County, having started under former court clerk Rhonda Hall on Jan. 2, 2001.
Since being sworn in, she has served as a Representative of the South Western District to the Oklahoma Court Clerks Association and as President of the Oklahoma Court Clerks Association. Additionally, she has served on numerous committees including the standardization committee to HB2259 on court costs. Cleveland County is currently one of three counties BETA testing electronic filing. We expect this to be implemented to attorneys before the middle of the year. Once we complete that phase, the Administrative Office of the Courts will launch in the remaining OCIS counties.
Williams and her husband have deep roots in Cleveland County, having grown up here where they attended Moore Public Schools. They are currently raising two daughters who also attend Moore Public Schools.
Court Clerk Forms
New Rules for Same-Day Hearing on Emergency Protective: File by 4 p.m.
There have been reports of scammers calling citizens demanding payment for missed jury duty. Please read the following letter from District Court Clerk, Marilyn Williams.
About the Position
The Court Clerk is an elected Constitutional officer with a 4-year term entrusted with the duty of recording and preserving all state records of the District Courts of Cleveland County's judicial district.
The Court Clerk has the primary responsibility to record, file, and maintain permanent records of the proceedings of the District Court. The Court Clerk collects fees, and distributes the collected monies as provided by law to the appropriate agencies.
Filing fees and other court costs collected by the Court Clerk are put into the Court Fund to operate the District Courts. The Court Clerk's office is financed by the Court Fund, through the fees collected from court costs, fines and bond forfeitures.
We use forms and follow procedures prescribed by the Court Administrator's Office, The Oklahoma Supreme Court, and the State Auditor and Inspector.
Civil, domestic and criminal cases were computerized in 1989, and in 1997 probate and confidential cases were added. All records are now on computer. All records prior to that date were kept in written form in docket books.