COVID-19 Policy Analysis: As our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, OK Policy will be analyzing state and federal policies that impact our state and its residents during this national health emergency. These posts reflect the most current information available at publication, and we will update or publish follow-ups as new information becomes available.
NOTE: OK Policy is not a state agency and we cannot assist in applying for state services or provide legal advice.
- For direct service assistance, please call 211 or visit the 211 website
- For unemployment, contact the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
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UPDATE (Wednesday, April 1, 2020): The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a follow-up order on March 27 closing all courthouses across the state to the public until May 15. Courts may still hear emergency hearings, and local courts may decide what constitutes an emergency. This order extends If you have an eviction case pending, call your Court Clerk’s office to confirm your court date.
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Oklahoma’s county courts, which handle all civil and most criminal cases across the state, have suspended most of their activities until May 15 at the earliest. That means that eviction hearings are postponed in nearly all cases, and that Oklahomans cannot be forced from their homes by an eviction or foreclosure until May 15 at the earliest. However, judges may still hear “emergency” hearings, leaving open the possibility for some of these cases to be heard.
If you have a court date, call your Court Clerk to find out when it will be held. Contact information for District Courts is available here.
Here’s what you need to know:
Evictions and foreclosures are suspended in most cases. Don’t move out if you receive an eviction or foreclosure notice!
If you receive an eviction or foreclosure notice, do not move out until told to do so by a court or law enforcement official. Seek legal assistance by calling 2-1-1 (or visiting the 211 website) or submitting your information at OKLegalConnect.org. Mothers who live in North Tulsa can also seek assistance from Still She Rises.
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