Pursuant to Chief Standing Bear’s Declaration of a Public Health State of Emergency for the Osage Nation dated March 19, 2020, the building located at 1333 Grandview Avenue which houses the Trial Court and Supreme Court of the Osage Nation is closed to public access until further notice. Therefore, all communications with the Clerk’s Office shall be by mail, E-mail or fax until further notice. If you wish to request documents or forms, please either mail your request to 1333 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 74056; E-mail it to: courtfiling@osagetribe.org; or fax it to 918- 287-5574. If you wish to make a payment on a fine, court costs or restitution, please mail your payment (money order or cashier’s check only) to 1333 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056. If you wish to file a pleading, please mail it to 1333 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 74056; E-mail it to: courtfiling@osagetribe.org; or fax it to 918-287-5574. If you wish to file a new case, please mail your petition to 1333 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 74056; E-mail it to: courtfiling@osagetribe.org; or fax it to 918-287-5574. If you are filing a new case which requires a filing fee by mail, the filing fee (money order or cashier’s check only) should be included with your petition. If you are filing either a pleading or a new case electronically (by E-mail or fax) please read and follow the directions in Administrative Order No. 2013-06, Electronic Filing Rules, which can be found at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/judicial-branch/administrativeorders. If you are filing a new case which requires a filing fee electronically, the filing fee (money order or cashier’s check only) should be included with the original petition when it is mailed within five (5) days of electronic filing per the Electronic Filing Rules, Administrative order No. 2013-06. All emergency hearings will be conducted by telephone. If you are requesting an emergency order by petition or motion you must provide a current telephone number when filing your petition or motion by any method – mail, E-mail or fax. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at 918-287-5400.

Should the Osage Nation offices close due to inclement weather, the Judicial Branch will close as well. All hearings scheduled on a day the Nation is closed for inclement weather will be postponed and rescheduled. A Clerk of the Trial Court will mail notices of new hearing dates to all parties.

Please visit the homepage of this website or phone 918-287-5400 or 918-287-5555 to confirm Osage Nation office closings.

Mission Statement

The Osage Nation Judicial Branch is an independent, co-equal branch of the Osage Nation government empowered by the Osage Constitution to provide an impartial and responsive justice system that protects the rights and liberties of all who come before it, interprets and enforces governing law fairly and equally and reflects the unique social, governmental and cultural standards of the Osage Nation.

The Judicial powers of the Osage Nation are vested in one Supreme Court and a Trial Court.The Judicial Branch is responsible for interpreting the Constitution and laws of the Osage Nation.Its powers include the trial and adjudication of certain civil and criminal matters, the redress of grievances, the resolution of disputes and judicial review of certain holdings and decisions of administrative agencies and of the Trial Court.

The Supreme Court consists of one Chief Justice and two Associate Justices.The Trial Court consists of one Chief Judge and any Associate Judges. All Supreme Court Justices and Chief Trial Judge are appointed by the Principal Chief and confirmed by Congress. Associate Judges are jointly appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Trial Court. The Chief Justice is responsible for the administration of both the Supreme Court and the Trial Court.

The Osage Nation Judicial Branch is committed to serving the Osage Nation, its citizens and its community by providing a fair and efficient system of justice that offers all interested persons a meaningful opportunity to resolve disputes arising under the laws and regulations of the Osage Nation.

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