B. The fees prescribed in paragraph 4 of subsection A of this section shall be deposited into the County Clerk’s Lien Fee Account, created pursuant to Section 265 of Title 19 of the Oklahoma.
C. For the purpose of preserving, maintaining, and archiving recorded instruments including, but not limited to, records management, records preservation, automation, modernization, and related lawful expenditures, in addition to all other fees required by law, the county clerk shall collect Five Dollars ($5.00) for each instrument recorded with the Registrar of Deeds.
D. There is hereby created a fund to be known as the “County Clerk’s Records Management and Preservation Fund”. The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of the fees and monies accruing to the fund, as prescribed in subsection C of this section with all monies accruing to the fund to be expended by the clerk and not transferred to any other fund. The intent of this section is to increase the net funding level available to the county clerk to maintain and preserve public records.
E. The fees and costs prescribed in this section shall not apply to child support enforcement offices operated by, or on behalf of, the Department of Human Services’s Child Support Enforcement Division. County clerks shall not charge any fees or costs to such offices, the Division, or the Department.
Additional Fee Schedule
Enrolled House Bill No. 2182
This bill amends 19 O.S. § 245 by providing that county clerks that provide records in an electronic format may charge a “reasonable fee” on and after January 1, 2013, at a rate of not more than twenty-five ($.25) per page or fifteen cents ($0.15) per page for providing more than three thousand five hundred pages in electronic format. ALL recording devices for providing records in an electronic format shall be supplied by the county clerk. One may not use their own device to make copies. The tract index is still off-limits.
Effective Date: May 29, 2013