Reviewing the case files is done at the Commission Court Clerk's Office in the Oklahoma City or Tulsa Office. Case files may also be viewed on-line
on the OCC homepage. "OCC Documents - Document Image Access - OAP Orders and Case Files".
Open the case or cases you are searching for in Case Processing. Highlight the desired case. Click on the "Docket tab." It will display a docket listing
pleadings filed in the particular case. Highlight desired pleading, click "View Document tab" at the bottom left of the screen. You can also click the " View
all Documents tab." It is also located at the bottom left of the screen. (Please refer to OCC Database Instructions.)
Go to Case processing Web Application. In the #1 field, click on the arrow. Highlight and left click "Cause Number." Leave the #2 field as equals. In the #3
field, type your 9 digit cause number. For example: 200901485. Then click "Add Entry." Leave #2 field as "equals," and the field #3, type in your Case Type's would be:
CD, PD, PUD, etc. Then click, "Get Result." (Please refer to OCC Database Instructions.)
Any protestant should begin by reviewing the documentation received about the case, the CD Application and Notice. Any person or legal
can protest by filing a pleading or sending a letter of protest to the Regional Service Office prior to the date of hearing. The letter will be filed and is a public
record. It should list the cause number, applicant's name, legal description, type of protestant, and a clear statement of protest to the relief requested.
A copy of this letter should be mailed or faxed to the applicant's contact person and attorney listed in the CD Notice. The fax numbers for the Court Clerk's Office are:
Oklahoma City (405)521-3512 and Tulsa (918)581-2597. If it is faxed, the
original letter should be mailed or delivered to the Court Clerk's Office within five(5) days of
the fax for filing in the case file.
If a formal response to the application is not filed, then two
important points should be understood:
Forwarding an e-mail complaint through the Consumer Service Division's complaint form will not be sufficient to protest the application.
When a party sends in a letter but does not appear in person or by telephone to take further action, it is OAP's practice to consider the letter as an added issue for
the applicant's representative expert witness to address.
On the date of the initial docket call, the protestant will announce the protest by the following recommended steps:
Appear yourself or through a legal representative at a Regional Service
If you are unable to appear in person, please call the Court Clerk Staff between 8:00-8:30 a.m. on the morning of the initial docket. Call
OAP in Oklahoma City at (405)521-2352 or (405)521-4457, or OAP in Tulsa at (918)581-2296. Request the name of the ALJ and tell the ALJ you
are protesting the Cause.
Announcing a protest means the matter will be rescheduled on a protest docket date.
With the permission of the ALJ a party may participate in a hearing by telephone, if the other
parties to the case agree to such procedure.
The telephone call must be placed at the telephonic party's expense unless the connection is made from one of the Commission's
Offices to the other (not from a District Office.)
If your Cause Number has a T behind it, please call the Tulsa Office, (918)581-2206. If it does not have a T, please call the Oklahoma City office,
(405)521-2486. You will need to provide the Cause Number and the hearing date. The correct reporter will be notified of the transcript order.