Monday: State electronic court records system moving slowly
BY CARY ASPINWALL World Staff Writer
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Progress toward a statewide uniform electronic court records system continues to move at a leisurely pace, with officials estimating that a single county will be running on the system by the end of 2013.
Originally, at least four counties were supposed to be using the new system by the end of 2012.
Currently, Noble County is the only county scheduled to be online by the end of this year, officials said.
Since 2007, Oklahomans have paid for the creation of the new system through a $15 increase in most court filing fees.
The goal is to replace the two systems — OSCN (Oklahoma State Courts Network) and ODCR (On Demand Court Records) — currently used by the state that, until recently, relied mostly on paper records. The systems are known by the acronyms that make up their addresses on the Internet.
Until the new system is operational, residents seeking court records in counties served by OSCN — such as Tulsa and Oklahoma counties — continue to have more access to online records than those in ODCR-served counties. While resident can see a list of actions in each court case, called a “docket,” to see the actual court filings they must drive to the courthouse or pay a fee for access in those counties.
Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.