Nowata County, Oklahoma Genealogy Guide2016-06-08T17:28:14+00:00

Nowata County, Oklahoma Genealogy Guide

Nowata County, Oklahoma (Map It) was created on July 16, 1907 from Cherokee lands. The county was named in honor of the town of Nowata, Oklahoma. The exact origin is unknown, but the two most common stories are that railroad surveyors used the Delaware word noweta for welcome or that a sign was posted indicating that local springs had no water: No wata Learn More About State of Oklahoma History

Nowata County is bordered by Montgomery County, Kansas (north), Labette County, Kansas (northeast), Craig County (east), Rogers County (south), Washington County (west).

Nowata County Cities and Towns include Delaware, Lenapah, New Alluwe, Nowata, South Coffeyville, Wann. A Map of Nowata County, Oklahoma contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Nowata County, Oklahoma Courthouse Records

Nowata County, Oklahoma Courthouse
Nowata County, OK Courthouse

The Nowata County Courthouse is located in Nowata, 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 Nowata 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.

  • Nowata County Clerk's Office has Birth / Death Records from 1908 and Land Records from 1908. 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.
  • Nowata County Court Clerk's Office has Marriage Records from 1907, Probate Records from 1908 and Land Records from 1907. 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.
  • Nowata 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.

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