Payne County, Oklahoma Genealogy Guide

Payne County, Oklahoma (Map It) was created on 1890 from the Cherokee Outlet. The county was named in honor of David L. Payne, the key figure in opening Oklahoma to white settlement. Learn More About State of Oklahoma History

Payne County is bordered by Noble County (north), Pawnee County (northeast), Creek County (east), Lincoln County (south), Logan County (southwest).

Payne County Cities and Towns include Cushing, Glencoe, Perkins, Ripley, Stillwater, Yale. A Map of Payne County, Oklahoma contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Payne County, Oklahoma Courthouse Records

Payne County, Oklahoma Courthouse
Payne County, OK Courthouse

The Payne County Courthouse is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Learn More About State of Oklahoma Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Payne county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Guide to the Historical Records of Oklahoma, indicates location of county records, including those of tax and assessments.

  • Payne County Clerk's Office has Birth / Death Records from 1908 and Land Records from 1894. The County Clerk's Office is responsible for preserving all the legal instruments filed by private citizens and public officials with the County Clerk's office. The office maintains files of all real estate records, plats, judgments, liens, patents, military discharges, school records, county personnel, insurance and retirement records for employees, meeting notices, commissioners' proceedings and other documents. Although county clerks record births and deaths and provide information on request, certificates are available only from the Vital Records Section, State Department of Health.
  • Payne County Court Clerk's Office has Marriage Records from 1894, Probate Records from 1889 and Land Records from 1885. The County Court Clerk's Office has the primary responsibility to record, file, and maintain permanent records of the proceedings of the District Court. We collect fines, fees, and forfeitures, and distribute the collected monies as provided by law to the appropriate agencies. There are numerous types of cases filed with the Court Clerk's Office some of which include: Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Guardianship, Adoption, Felony, Misdemeanor, Search Warrants, Licenses and more.
  • Payne County Tax Assessors Office has the responsibility to appraise and assess the real and personal property within the county for the purpose of ad-valorem taxation. Also, the county assessor is required to compute the ad-valorem taxes due on all the taxable property. By law, the county assessor appraises all the taxable real property according to its fair cash value for which the property is actually being used. The county treasurer or assessor may have tax or assessment records. Some tax records are stored in museums, historical, and/or genealogical societies' repositories.

Payne County, Oklahoma Census Records

Payne County, Oklahoma Vital Records

Payne County, Oklahoma Resources

Payne County, Oklahoma External Links

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