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Payne County Clerk

Glenna Craig (Stillwater/Republican)

"Welcome to the Payne County Clerk's
website. I, as well as my staff, strive to be
a public service driven office. I hope that you
find the website informative and helpful."

-Glenna Craig
Glenna Craig is a native of Stillwater Oklahoma. She attended Stillwater Public Schools and graduated from Stillwater High School, she continued her education at Oklahoma State University in Business Management.

She married Gordy Craig in 1988, and they have two children, a daughter Lauren (OSU Graduate), and son Taylor (attending OSU).

Glenna has been in county government since 1988. She has served as the Secretary of Elections over the Payne County Election Board, Chief Deputy Assessor, and Elected Payne County Clerk in 2012. Before her time in county government, Glenna was a licensed abstractor by the State of Oklahoma.

As a county officer Mrs. Craig has utilized her leadership and professionalism in performing the statutory obligations of office, as well as, the responsibility of the budgetary needs and growth of the county as a county officer.

She feels it is important to always maintain professionalism, integrity, customer service, and accountability in all areas of public service. She has, and will maintain, an open door policy with the public.

She is supportive in her children’s activities and interests, active in her church, as well as volunteering within the community. Glenna is a member of Stillwater Frontier Rotary and served as past Treasurer and President. Glenna also sat on the board of trustees for Stillwater Group Homes, as well as previous service to many other organizations within the Payne County Community over the past several years.

County Clerk Duties & Responsibilities

The responsibilities and duties of the County Clerk are explicit and defined by the Oklahoma State Statutes.

The County Clerk is responsible for a wide range of duties mandated by the Oklahoma State Statues. The County Clerk serves the public as the official keeper of county records. These records include instruments filed by private citizens and public officials such as real estate related filings, mortgages, plats, military discharge, leases, oil and gas production, tax liens, etc.

As Registrar of Deeds, the County Clerk receives, records, and preserves these records, in many cases for perpetuity. In addition, the County Clerk serves in a number of other important functions. The County Clerk prepares and posts agendas, as well as, maintains meeting minutes for the following boards:

  • Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Secretary to the Budget Board
  •                Member of the Budget Board
  • Secretary to the Excise Board:
  •                Receives all budgets submitted by cities, towns, and school districts in the County; presents to the Board
  • Secretary to the Tax Roll Correction Board
  • Secretary to the Equalization Board
  • Secretary to the several Trust Authorities

  • The County Clerk is also responsible for the administration of the following financial responsibilities for the county.

  • Provide Payroll functions for close to 200 County employees, County officers and departments.
  • Process pay claims for all elected officials, departments, and staff.
  • Purchasing Agent for the County.
  • Administers health insurance for employees.
  • Process governmental income tax reports.
  • Provide accounts payable functions for all County departments.
  • Encumber, audit and pay all County purchase orders for materials and services.
  • Balance all outstanding warrants to the Treasurer's monthly reports.
  • Prepare the County's Annual Financial Report and Monthly Financial Reports. The Accounting department is responsible for the auditing
       records and balance of all accounts
  • Receive all claims filed against the County.

  • Our records are public information and may be viewed during business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or online.

    County Clerk Staff

    The Payne County Clerk's office is supported by 10 staff members. Click here to learn more!


    315 West 6th Avenue #202
    Stillwater, OK 74074
    Phone: (405) 747-8310
    Fax: (405) 747-8304
    E-Mail: [email protected]


      • Monday: 8a - 5p
      • Tuesday: 8a - 5p
      • Wednesday: 8a - 5p
      • Thursday: 8a - 5p
      • Friday: 8a - 5p
      • Saturday: Closed
      • Sunday: Closed