2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-38. Seal of clerk of district court.
A. Every clerk of a district court shall keep a seal, to be furnished by the court, which shall contain the name of the county and the words "Oklahoma" and "District Court". The seal may be either metallic or nonmetallic.
B. Every instrument, document, record, paper or other thing required to be certified by the court or by the court clerk shall contain the seal of the court clerk. Where electronic transmission of a document is allowed, the document shall be deemed certified if it contains a digital signature or equivalent signing technology, as approved and supplied by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. The Supreme Court shall be the guardian of digital signatures or equivalent signing technology and shall govern all rules as to validity and authenticity.
C. Any person who uses the seal of the court clerk with the intent to deceive or mislead any person as to the authenticity of the seal, a certification required by subsection B of this section, or the thing to which the seal is applied shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
D. Electronic transmittals of documents shall be allowed if safeguards are in place to protect against unauthorized users and if agents intended to receive the transmittals have agreed to electronic processing of the documents.
Added by Laws 1991, c. 114, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 94, § 1, eff. July 1, 2004.
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