US District Court
Western District of Oklahoma

Chief Judge - Vicki Miles-LaGrange

Court Clerk - Carmelita Reeder Shinn

200 NW 4th Street

Oklahoma City OK 73102

(405) 609-5000

United States District Court for the
Western District of Oklahoma

Chief Judge - Vicki Miles-LaGrange

Court Clerk - Carmelita Reeder Shinn

200 NW 4th Street

Oklahoma City OK 73102

(405) 609-5000

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Court Hours

The Courthouses are open to the public between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for Federal holidays. The Court Clerk's Office is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday, and telephones are answered between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Courthouse Entry and Electronic Devices

A photo ID is required to enter the courthouses. No electronic devices are permitted in the courthouses. Electronic devices include cellular phones (with or without picture taking capabilities), personal digital assistants (PDA's), and Blackberrys or similar devices. Cameras and tape recorders made solely for no other purpose than visual or audio recording will not be permitted.

Attorneys will be permitted to bring electronic devices into the Federal Courthouse Complex provided they have signed a request form provided by the Clerk and have been issued an Electronic Access Card. This request form must be obtained from the Court Clerk's Office.

When vouched for by an attorney, persons who frequently assist in legal matters (runners, legal assistants, consultants, and expert witnesses needed for trial, etc.) may be able to obtain an access card if necessary.

Drop Box

Outside of normal hours of operation at the Oklahoma City Court Clerk's office, pleadings may be left in the "drop box". It is located just outside the double doors of the Court Clerks Office on the first floor. The drop box is accessible when the courthouse building is open to the public between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The documents are picked up by our staff each day and file-stamped the day that they are placed in the box.

 

 

Counties Included in the Western District

Alfalfa Comanche Grant Kiowa Pottawatomie
Beaver Cotton Greer Lincoln Roger Mills
Beckham Custer Harmon Logan Stephens
Blaine Dewey Harper Major Texas
Caddo Ellis Jackson McClain Tillman
Canadian Garfield Jefferson Noble Washita
Cimarron Garvin Kay Oklahoma Woods
Cleveland Grady Kingfisher Payne Woodward

Electronic Records

Electronic Records for the Western District of Oklahoma are available for:

  • Civil Docket Reports
  • Criminal Docket Reports
  • Orders in Civil Cases
  • Orders in Criminal Cases
  • Pleadings in Civil and Criminal Cases
Jan. 1991 - present
June 1992 - present
August 1998 - present
October 1999 - present
October 14, 2003 - present

Number of Judges

The Court has six active district judges, two senior judges, and five full-time magistrate judges.

Chambers Page

Magistrate Judge Authority

Magistrate judges hear civil matters pursuant to an order of reference entered in the case by the assigned district court judge. Magistrate judges hear preliminary matters in felony criminal cases pursuant to a general order of reference and independent statutory authority. Magistrate judges have the authority to hear misdemeanor cases and civil cases upon consent of the parties.

 

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