Court system shuts down in county courthouses; other county offices follow suit

Updated on March 30, 2020 — The Logan County Courthouse will continue to be open to the public after the Board of County Commissioners took no action on closing the courthouse.

There remains some restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Logan County Clerk’s Office and County Treasurer, both inside the courthouse remain open to the public, but are encouraged, if possible, to do business online, through the mail system or the drop box just outside the courthouse doors.

Update: The Board of County Commissioners will hold an Emergency Meeting on Monday at 9 a.m. They will consider and take possible action to close county offices to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to institute any policies necessary.

With an Executive Order from the governor, the court system throughout Oklahoma will be closed off to the public until May 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other Logan County offices have also closed their doors.

Emergency dockets will still continue with no more than 10 people, including the judge and court personnel shall be in the courtroom.

A sign on the courthouse reads, “Closed to the Public. If you are needing to make a payment, please use the drop box in the front of the court house or you may go online at”

The order calls for “all courthouses in all 77 counites shall be closed to the public with exceptions for emergencies permitted by local order.

However, the Logan County Clerk’s Office and County Treasurer also occupy inside the courthouse. It’s unclear at this time, if this order goes into effect for the two offices.

The Logan County District Attorney’s Office closed their offices (third floor of the courthouse) to the public on Wednesday until further notice.

District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas says, “we are still working in the office on reduced and rotating staff levels.”

“I have made a conscious decision to not only protect our staff and their families but the public and their families as well,” Thomas said.

Payment to the district attorneys office can be paid online (, mailed to 301 E. Harrison in Guthrie or by drop box.

Logan County Assessor Tish Hampton has also closed her office.

“At this time, due to the COV-19 pandemic and advice from various health officials, we are closing our office to the public, effective immediately. However, staff will be happy to continue to assist you through mail, email and phone calls,” Hampton said.

You can contact the Assessor’s Office by phone at 405.282.3509; mail: 312 E Harrison, Suite 102 Guthrie, Ok 73044 or through email at or


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