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How to Search for All Oklahoma Deeds

Unfortunately, Oklahoma does not have a central repository for searching for deeds.  Many counties records can be search no or low cost.   Most will charge a modest fee to print or view a document.  A few counties offer no search capabilities.

Searching for Oklahoma Land Records for Probate, Quiet Title or Research?

Here is a compilation of ways to search.  Some sites, like Oklahoma County are free to search and view.  Most sites allow free searches but require payment to view or print copies.  Others require a login.  Still others require payment to search or view.

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Adair County County Clerk Cathy Harrison (918) 696-7198 — Search

Alfalfa County County Clerk Laneta Unruh (580) 596-3158 — Search
Atoka County County Clerk Christie Henry (580) 889-5157 — Search
Beaver County County Clerk Lisa Bennett (580) 625-3141 — Search
Beckham County County Clerk Leasa Hartman (580) 928-3383 — Search
Blaine County County Clerk Jennifer Haigler (580) 623-5890 — Search
Bryan County County Clerk Tammy Reynolds (580) 924-2202 — Search
Caddo County — (405) 247 – 6609  Assessor Only
Canadian County– Search
Carter County County Clerk Kayelyn Clubb (580)223-8162 — Search
Cherokee County County Clerk Cheryl Trammel (918) 456-3171 — Search
Choctaw County County Clerk Emily VanWorth (580) 326-3778 — Search
Cimarron County County Clerk Gina Richardson (580) 544-2251 — Search
Cleveland County Clerk — Search
Coal County County Clerk Eugina Loudermilk (580) 927-4015 — Search
Comanche County County Clerk Carrie Tubbs (580) 355-5214 — Search
Craig County County Clerk Tammy Malone (918) 256-2507 — Search
Creek County– Search
Custer County County Clerk Melissa Parker (580) 323-1221 — Search
Delaware County County Clerk Barbara Barnes (918) 253-4520 — Search
Dewey County County Clerk Misty Moore (580) 328-5361 — Search
Ellis County County Clerk Lynn Smith (580) 885-7301 — Search
Delaware County County Clerk Barbara Barnes (918) 253-4520 — Search
Dewey County County Clerk Misty Moore (580) 328-5361 — Search
Ellis County County Clerk Lynn Smith (580) 885-7301 — Search
Delaware County County Clerk Barbara Barnes (918) 253-4520 — Search
Dewey County County Clerk Misty Moore (580) 328-5361 — Search
Ellis County County Clerk Lynn Smith (580) 885-7301 — Search
Garfield County–(580) 237-0225 or 237-0226 Assessor/Sales
Garvin County County Clerk Lori Fulks (405) 238-2772 — Search
Grady County  (405) 224-7388 Search   Subscription Based
Grant County County Clerk Cindy Pratt (580) 395-2274 — Search
Greer County County Clerk Leanne Coffman (580) 782-3664 — Search
Harmon County County Clerk Kara Gollihare (580) 688-3658 — Search
Harper County County Clerk Karen Hickman (580) 735-2012 — Search
Haskell County County Clerk Karen McClary (918) 967-2884 — Search
Hughes County County Clerk Carolyn Preble (405) 379-5487 — Search
Jackson County County Clerk Robin Booker (580) 482-4070 — Search
Jefferson County County Clerk Traci Smith (580) 228-2029 — Search
Johnston County County Clerk Kathy Ross (580) 371-3184 — Search
Kay County County Clerk Tammy Reese (580) 362-2537 — Search
Kingfisher County County Clerk Jeannie Boevers (405) 375-3887 — Search
Kiowa County County Clerk Nikki Dodd (580) 726-5286 — Search
Latimer County County Clerk Erin Adams (918) 465-4002 — Search
LeFlore County County Clerk Kelli Ford (918) 647-5738 — Search
Lincoln County County Clerk Alicia Wagnon (405) 258-1264 — Search
Logan County County Clerk Troy Cole (405) 282-0266 — Search
Love County County Clerk Shelly Russell (580) 276-3059 — Search
Major County County Clerk Kathy McClure (580) 227-4732 — Search
Marshall County County Clerk Ann Hartin (580) 795-3220 — Search
Mayes County County Clerk Brittany True-Howard (918) 825-2426 — Search
McClain County County Clerk Pam Beller (405) 527-3360 — Search
McCurtain County County Clerk Karen Bryan (580) 286-2370 — Search
McIntosh County County Clerk Ronda Prince (918) 689-2741 — Search
Murray County County Clerk Jill Hall (580) 622-3920 — Search
Muskogee County County Clerk Dianna Cope (918) 682-7781 — Search
Noble County County Clerk Sandra Richardson (580) 336-2141 — Search
Nowata County County Clerk Chris Freeman (918) 273-2480 — Search
Okfuskee County County Clerk Dianne Flanders (918) 623-1724 — Search
Grant County County Clerk Cindy Pratt (580) 395-2274 — Search
Greer County County Clerk Leanne Coffman (580) 782-3664 — Search
Harmon County County Clerk Kara Gollihare (580) 688-3658 — Search
Harper County County Clerk Karen Hickman (580) 735-2012 — Search
Haskell County County Clerk Karen McClary (918) 967-2884 — Search
Hughes County County Clerk Carolyn Preble (405) 379-5487 — Search
Jackson County County Clerk Robin Booker (580) 482-4070 — Search
Jefferson County County Clerk Traci Smith (580) 228-2029 — Search
Johnston County County Clerk Kathy Ross (580) 371-3184 — Search
Kay County County Clerk Tammy Reese (580) 362-2537 — Search
Kingfisher County County Clerk Jeannie Boevers (405) 375-3887 — Search
Kiowa County County Clerk Nikki Dodd (580) 726-5286 — Search
Latimer County County Clerk Erin Adams (918) 465-4002 — Search
LeFlore County County Clerk Kelli Ford (918) 647-5738 — Search
Lincoln County County Clerk Alicia Wagnon (405) 258-1264 — Search
Logan County County Clerk Troy Cole (405) 282-0266 — Search
Love County County Clerk Shelly Russell (580) 276-3059 — Search
Major County County Clerk Kathy McClure (580) 227-4732 — Search
Marshall County County Clerk Ann Hartin (580) 795-3220 — Search
Mayes County County Clerk Brittany True-Howard (918) 825-2426 — Search
McClain County County Clerk Pam Beller (405) 527-3360 — Search
McCurtain County County Clerk Karen Bryan (580) 286-2370 — Search
McIntosh County County Clerk Ronda Prince (918) 689-2741 — Search
Murray County County Clerk Jill Hall (580) 622-3920 — Search
Muskogee County County Clerk Dianna Cope (918) 682-7781 — Search
Noble County County Clerk Sandra Richardson (580) 336-2141 — Search
Nowata County County Clerk Chris Freeman (918) 273-2480 — Search
Okfuskee County County Clerk Dianne Flanders (918) 623-1724 — Search
Oklahoma County —Search
Okmulgee County County Clerk Becky Thomas (918) 756-0788 — Search
Osage County County Clerk Shelia Bellamy (918) 287-3136 — Search
Ottawa County County Clerk Robyn Mitchell (918) 542-3332 — Search
Pawnee County County Clerk Kristie Moles (918) 762-2732 — Search
Okmulgee County County Clerk Becky Thomas (918) 756-0788 — Search
Osage County County Clerk Shelia Bellamy (918) 287-3136 — Search
Ottawa County County Clerk Robyn Mitchell (918) 542-3332 — Search
Pawnee County County Clerk Kristie Moles (918) 762-2732 — Search
Payne County —Search
Pittsburg County County Clerk Hope Trammell (918) 423-6865 — Search
Pontotoc County County Clerk Tammy Brown (580) 332-1425 — Search
Pittsburg County County Clerk Hope Trammell (918) 423-6865 — Search
Pontotoc County County Clerk Tammy Brown (580) 332-1425 — Search
Pottawatomie County– Search
Pushmataha County County Clerk Jane Dunlap (580) 298-3626 — Search
Roger Mills County County Clerk Jimmy Beavin (580) 497-3395 — Search
Rogers County County Clerk Jeanne M. Heidlage (918) 923-4796 — Search
Seminole County County Clerk Tahasha Wilcots (405) 257-2501 — Search
Sequoyah County County Clerk Julie Haywood (918) 775-4516 — Search
Stephens County County Clerk Jenny Moore (580) 255-0977 — Search
Texas County County Clerk Wendy Johnson (580) 338-3233 — Search
Tillman County County Clerk Cacy Caldwell (580) 335-3421 — Search
Pushmataha County County Clerk Jane Dunlap (580) 298-3626 — Search
Roger Mills County County Clerk Jimmy Beavin (580) 497-3395 — Search
Rogers County County Clerk Jeanne M. Heidlage (918) 923-4796 — Search
Seminole County County Clerk Tahasha Wilcots (405) 257-2501 — Search
Sequoyah County County Clerk Julie Haywood (918) 775-4516 — Search
Stephens County County Clerk Jenny Moore (580) 255-0977 — Search
Texas County County Clerk Wendy Johnson (580) 338-3233 — Search
Tillman County County Clerk Cacy Caldwell (580) 335-3421 — Search
Tulsa County Clerk (Subscription Search)
Wagoner County —Search
Washington County County Clerk Marjorie Parrish (918) 337-2840 — Search
Washita County County Clerk Kristen Dowell (580) 832-3548 — Search
Washington County County Clerk Marjorie Parrish (918) 337-2840 — Search
Woods County–(580) 327-0942
Woodward County County Clerk Wendy Dunlap (580) 256-3625 — Search
Oil and Gas Royalties in Suspense, payment withheld

You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  In “Suspense” means that your oil and gas mineral royalty payments are being withheld.  A common reason for an operator to use suspense is because they want to be sure that they are paying the rightful owner.  Often, the issue is an un-probated estate in Oklahoma.  In other words, even though you inherited the minerals there is no court order determining that you own them.

How difficult is it Probate Minerals?  How long does a Probate Take?

Often a probate can be very simple.  In fact, Oklahoma’s probate laws are designed to provide quick resolution of an estate under certain circumstances.  It is not unusual for a matter to be fully resolved in 40-100 days after filing depending upon the Court’s availability.  The methods are by Summary Probate and Ancillary Probate.

Summary Probate:

A summary probate is possible if one of the following is true:

-The decedent died more than five years ago; or

-The decedent resided outside of Oklahoma; or

-The estate is valued less than $200,000.

This can be used whether or not a Will was created.  A Special Administrator can be appointed.  Notice is given to creditors and heirs.  If there is a Will, the people named in it are also provided notice.  Normally, only the attorney has to appear before the judge.

Ancillary Probate:

If the decedent had a Will that has been probated in another state, then an Ancillary Probate is often available.  Basically, an Oklahoma court ratifies what has occurred in decedent’s home state case.  If there was a probate but there was no Will, the Summary Probate is still available.

Do I have to come to Oklahoma to Probate the Minerals?

No, normally this can be done by an attorney in state.  A person interested in the estate would sign affidavits and other items before a notary in their own state.

What if the person named as Executor won’t Act?

If a person was named as executor in the Will refuses to help an heir or person named in the Will can start the process.  The named executor cannot prevent a probate from happening.  At best, he or she could ask that they be appointed as the representative of the estate.

Are the Estate Taxes on Oklahoma Minerals?

Rarely, Oklahoma abolished the Estate Tax in 2010.  Oklahoma has a 10 year limitation on estate taxes.  So an individual who died after 2010 is not subject to Oklahoma Estate Taxes.  Also a person who died more than 10 years ago is not subject to estate taxes except in the rarest of circumstances.

Federal Estate taxes are rarely an issue because the estates are not taxed until a high limit is reached.

I Signed and Affidavit of Heirship, Why Isn’t that Enough?

An Affidavit of Heirship is a flimsy document.  There is really no way to verify that the statements are accurate.  People have often lied about their rights in such an affidavit.  Oil and Gas Companies and operators know that if they pay royalties based solely on an affidavit, they might have to pay those same funds to a different person whose title is confirmed by a court order.

What happens if the property was owned by grand or great-grandparents?

The property can still be inherited by heirs several generations removed.

What if My Mother or Father Didn’t Have A Will?  Who gets the Minerals?

If somebody dies without a Will and owns minerals in Oklahoma, there is a statute that determines who should receive the decedent’s Oklahoma property interest.  Generally, a spouse is entitled to a share of the estate along with the children.  If a child predeceased the mineral owner, then his or her children would be entitled to a share.

Major companies include:

Anadarko

Apache

Black Hills

BP

Continental

Chesapeake

Devon

Felix

Fourpoint

Gulfport

Magnolia

Marathon

Newfield

Ruwwe

Samson

Sandridge

Ward

 

 

Mom or Dad Signed a Transfer on Death Deed, How Does This Work?

Start your claim form here.

First Question:  If all the persons signing the Transfer on Deed are now deceased keep reading.  If not Click Here

You have only 9 months after the last signor died to file an acceptance affidavit.  If you don’t complete the affidavit and file it within that time, then the normal probate rules apply.  Luckily, the form is fairly easy to complete and you will need just three things:

Do I pay taxes to make the transfer?

  Oklahoma does not have an Estate or Inheritance Tax. Federal Estate taxes for someone who died in 2018 don’t apply unless the total estate was more than $11 Million.  This does not trigger income tax if you are inheriting from a family member.  There are not filing taxes just a small filing fee.  Real estate does have an annual property tax.

What if there is a lien or mortgage, will I become liable for that?

  An existing lien or mortgage will continue on the property but you will not become personally responsible for it.  If you sell the property the lien holder will get paid from the proceeds.  You can also pay off the lien.

 

Things you need to claim property under a Transfer on Death Deed:

  1. A copy of the Transfer on Death Deed.  You do not have to have the original because you only need it to obtain the following information:

    1. The date it was signed;

    2. The date it was filed with the county clerk;

    3. The Book and Page number that the county clerk assigned to it; and

    4. The legal description of the property.

  2.  certified copy of the Death Certificate.  State of Oklahoma Death Certificate request.

  3. An Affidavit of Grantee Beneficiary Obtain form Here   Price $149

  4. A check to County Clerk for Filing.  (usually $17-$21)

 

After the Affidavit of Grantee Beneficiary is completed it must be filed in the county where the property is located with a certified copy of the death certificate.

Searching for Oklahoma Land Records for Probate, Quiet Title or Research?

Here is a compilation of ways to search.  Some sites, like Oklahoma County are free to search and view.  Most sites allow free searches but require payment to view or print copies.  Others require a login.  Still others require payment to search or view.

 

 

Adair County County Clerk Cathy Harrison (918) 696-7198 — Search

Alfalfa County County Clerk Laneta Unruh (580) 596-3158 — Search
Atoka County County Clerk Christie Henry (580) 889-5157 — Search
Beaver County County Clerk Lisa Bennett (580) 625-3141 — Search
Beckham County County Clerk Leasa Hartman (580) 928-3383 — Search
Blaine County County Clerk Jennifer Haigler (580) 623-5890 — Search
Bryan County County Clerk Tammy Reynolds (580) 924-2202 — Search
Caddo County — (405) 247 – 6609
Canadian County– Search
Carter County County Clerk Kayelyn Clubb (580)223-8162 — Search
Cherokee County County Clerk Cheryl Trammel (918) 456-3171 — Search
Choctaw County County Clerk Emily VanWorth (580) 326-3778 — Search
Cimarron County County Clerk Gina Richardson (580) 544-2251 — Search
Cleveland County Clerk — Search
Cleveland County Clerk — Search
Cleveland County Clerk — Search
Coal County County Clerk Eugina Loudermilk (580) 927-4015 — Search
Coal County County Clerk Eugina Loudermilk (580) 927-4015 — Search
Coal County County Clerk Eugina Loudermilk (580) 927-4015 — Search
Comanche County County Clerk Carrie Tubbs (580) 355-5214 — Search
Craig County County Clerk Tammy Malone (918) 256-2507 — Search
Creek County– Search
Custer County County Clerk Melissa Parker (580) 323-1221 — Search
Custer County County Clerk Melissa Parker (580) 323-1221 — Search
Delaware County County Clerk Barbara Barnes (918) 253-4520 — Search
Dewey County County Clerk Misty Moore (580) 328-5361 — Search
Ellis County County Clerk Lynn Smith (580) 885-7301 — Search
Delaware County County Clerk Barbara Barnes (918) 253-4520 — Search
Dewey County County Clerk Misty Moore (580) 328-5361 — Search
Ellis County County Clerk Lynn Smith (580) 885-7301 — Search
Delaware County County Clerk Barbara Barnes (918) 253-4520 — Search
Dewey County County Clerk Misty Moore (580) 328-5361 — Search
Ellis County County Clerk Lynn Smith (580) 885-7301 — Search
Garfield County–(580) 237-0225 or 237-0226
Garvin County County Clerk Lori Fulks (405) 238-2772 — Search
Garvin County County Clerk Lori Fulks (405) 238-2772 — Search
Garvin County County Clerk Lori Fulks (405) 238-2772 — Search
Grady County  (405) 224-7388 Search  
Grant County County Clerk Cindy Pratt (580) 395-2274 — Search
Greer County County Clerk Leanne Coffman (580) 782-3664 — Search
Harmon County County Clerk Kara Gollihare (580) 688-3658 — Search
Harper County County Clerk Karen Hickman (580) 735-2012 — Search
Haskell County County Clerk Karen McClary (918) 967-2884 — Search
Hughes County County Clerk Carolyn Preble (405) 379-5487 — Search
Jackson County County Clerk Robin Booker (580) 482-4070 — Search
Jefferson County County Clerk Traci Smith (580) 228-2029 — Search
Johnston County County Clerk Kathy Ross (580) 371-3184 — Search
Kay County County Clerk Tammy Reese (580) 362-2537 — Search
Kingfisher County County Clerk Jeannie Boevers (405) 375-3887 — Search
Kiowa County County Clerk Nikki Dodd (580) 726-5286 — Search
Latimer County County Clerk Erin Adams (918) 465-4002 — Search
LeFlore County County Clerk Kelli Ford (918) 647-5738 — Search
Lincoln County County Clerk Alicia Wagnon (405) 258-1264 — Search
Logan County County Clerk Troy Cole (405) 282-0266 — Search
Love County County Clerk Shelly Russell (580) 276-3059 — Search
Major County County Clerk Kathy McClure (580) 227-4732 — Search
Marshall County County Clerk Ann Hartin (580) 795-3220 — Search
Mayes County County Clerk Brittany True-Howard (918) 825-2426 — Search
McClain County County Clerk Pam Beller (405) 527-3360 — Search
McCurtain County County Clerk Karen Bryan (580) 286-2370 — Search
McIntosh County County Clerk Ronda Prince (918) 689-2741 — Search
Murray County County Clerk Jill Hall (580) 622-3920 — Search
Muskogee County County Clerk Dianna Cope (918) 682-7781 — Search
Noble County County Clerk Sandra Richardson (580) 336-2141 — Search
Nowata County County Clerk Chris Freeman (918) 273-2480 — Search
Okfuskee County County Clerk Dianne Flanders (918) 623-1724 — Search
Grant County County Clerk Cindy Pratt (580) 395-2274 — Search
Greer County County Clerk Leanne Coffman (580) 782-3664 — Search
Harmon County County Clerk Kara Gollihare (580) 688-3658 — Search
Harper County County Clerk Karen Hickman (580) 735-2012 — Search
Haskell County County Clerk Karen McClary (918) 967-2884 — Search
Hughes County County Clerk Carolyn Preble (405) 379-5487 — Search
Jackson County County Clerk Robin Booker (580) 482-4070 — Search
Jefferson County County Clerk Traci Smith (580) 228-2029 — Search
Johnston County County Clerk Kathy Ross (580) 371-3184 — Search
Kay County County Clerk Tammy Reese (580) 362-2537 — Search
Kingfisher County County Clerk Jeannie Boevers (405) 375-3887 — Search
Kiowa County County Clerk Nikki Dodd (580) 726-5286 — Search
Latimer County County Clerk Erin Adams (918) 465-4002 — Search
LeFlore County County Clerk Kelli Ford (918) 647-5738 — Search
Lincoln County County Clerk Alicia Wagnon (405) 258-1264 — Search
Logan County County Clerk Troy Cole (405) 282-0266 — Search
Love County County Clerk Shelly Russell (580) 276-3059 — Search
Major County County Clerk Kathy McClure (580) 227-4732 — Search
Marshall County County Clerk Ann Hartin (580) 795-3220 — Search
Mayes County County Clerk Brittany True-Howard (918) 825-2426 — Search
McClain County County Clerk Pam Beller (405) 527-3360 — Search
McCurtain County County Clerk Karen Bryan (580) 286-2370 — Search
McIntosh County County Clerk Ronda Prince (918) 689-2741 — Search
Murray County County Clerk Jill Hall (580) 622-3920 — Search
Muskogee County County Clerk Dianna Cope (918) 682-7781 — Search
Noble County County Clerk Sandra Richardson (580) 336-2141 — Search
Nowata County County Clerk Chris Freeman (918) 273-2480 — Search
Okfuskee County County Clerk Dianne Flanders (918) 623-1724 — Search
Oklahoma County —Search
Okmulgee County County Clerk Becky Thomas (918) 756-0788 — Search
Osage County County Clerk Shelia Bellamy (918) 287-3136 — Search
Ottawa County County Clerk Robyn Mitchell (918) 542-3332 — Search
Pawnee County County Clerk Kristie Moles (918) 762-2732 — Search
Okmulgee County County Clerk Becky Thomas (918) 756-0788 — Search
Osage County County Clerk Shelia Bellamy (918) 287-3136 — Search
Ottawa County County Clerk Robyn Mitchell (918) 542-3332 — Search
Pawnee County County Clerk Kristie Moles (918) 762-2732 — Search
Pawnee County County Clerk Kristie Moles (918) 762-2732 — Search
Payne County —Search
Pittsburg County County Clerk Hope Trammell (918) 423-6865 — Search
Pontotoc County County Clerk Tammy Brown (580) 332-1425 — Search
Pittsburg County County Clerk Hope Trammell (918) 423-6865 — Search
Pontotoc County County Clerk Tammy Brown (580) 332-1425 — Search
Pottawatomie County– Search
Pushmataha County County Clerk Jane Dunlap (580) 298-3626 — Search
Roger Mills County County Clerk Jimmy Beavin (580) 497-3395 — Search
Rogers County County Clerk Jeanne M. Heidlage (918) 923-4796 — Search
Seminole County County Clerk Tahasha Wilcots (405) 257-2501 — Search
Sequoyah County County Clerk Julie Haywood (918) 775-4516 — Search
Stephens County County Clerk Jenny Moore (580) 255-0977 — Search
Texas County County Clerk Wendy Johnson (580) 338-3233 — Search
Tillman County County Clerk Cacy Caldwell (580) 335-3421 — Search
Pushmataha County County Clerk Jane Dunlap (580) 298-3626 — Search
Roger Mills County County Clerk Jimmy Beavin (580) 497-3395 — Search
Rogers County County Clerk Jeanne M. Heidlage (918) 923-4796 — Search
Seminole County County Clerk Tahasha Wilcots (405) 257-2501 — Search
Sequoyah County County Clerk Julie Haywood (918) 775-4516 — Search
Stephens County County Clerk Jenny Moore (580) 255-0977 — Search
Texas County County Clerk Wendy Johnson (580) 338-3233 — Search
Tillman County County Clerk Cacy Caldwell (580) 335-3421 — Search
Wagoner County —Search
Washington County County Clerk Marjorie Parrish (918) 337-2840 — Search
Washita County County Clerk Kristen Dowell (580) 832-3548 — Search
Washington County County Clerk Marjorie Parrish (918) 337-2840 — Search
Washita County County Clerk Kristen Dowell (580) 832-3548 — Search
Woods County–(580) 327-0942
Woodward County County Clerk Wendy Dunlap (580) 256-3625 — Search

 

 

 

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