There are many ways to obtain a criminal history record check for citizens in the State of Oklahoma. One of the websites that you can visit in order to facilitate your search is the Oklahoma Department of Corrections or DOC website. You can find the information about offenders in the death row; inmates that are on parole or pardon; sex offenders; and violent offenders. You can also run a more general search in the Offender Lookup. The offender lookup is a registry that contains the criminal records of individuals sentenced for probation or incarceration by the DOC. The lookup is very easy to use because it is a name-based search. However, this search engine isn't available during the maintenance of the search engine, which is from 3:15am to 3:20am Monday through Friday, and 3:15am to 7:00am on Saturday.
In order to search the database of the sex and violent crime offenders in the state, you can just enter the name and address of the individual in question. This is the "basic search". You can also choose to run a search based on "appearance". The identifiers that you can enter are race, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, and other physical identifiers.
The information that can be accessed in the State's Department of Corrections is limited. It is recommended that you search the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for more comprehensive details on the criminal records. On their website, you can find the link for Criminal History.
You can access the criminal history records information by downloading, printing, completing, and sending the Criminal History Request form (available on the website). Recently, the form was made available in a "fillable" form. In other words, you can fill out the form online and print it out.
In order to run a search on the individual in question, you must have a match of at least the full name and date of birth. In order to refine the lookup, additional information such as alias, middle name, and social security number can be added in the search engine. A fingerprint card is also required in order to access a background check. The contact details of the fingerprinting services that can be availed in the State are available in the local police department.
On the website, you can also find links on how to update your criminal history records and criminal history record expungement.
These background search services charge certain fees for the different types of searches requested by any individual. A name-based search of the SBI criminal history database costs $15 while the fingerprint-based search costs $19. As of August 1, 2009, the search for criminal records in the sex offender registry and violent offender registry of the Department of Corrections costs $2 each.
In order to retrieve Oklahoma background checks and criminal records, take the following steps:
Visit the Oklahoma State website to download the Oklahoma Background Check Request Form.
Fill out the form, making sure to choose either the "Name Based" or "State Fingerprint Based" search. For fingerprint searches, have your fingerprints taken at your local law enforcement agency and enclose them with the request form.
Mail the completed form with a $15 fee (certified check, money order or credit card) for a name search or $19 for a fingerprint search to OSBI or drop off the request in person.
For additional information or assistance, please feel free to directly contact the Oklahoma SBI:
Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation
6600 North Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Persons interested in finding out more about Oklahoma arrest records can get this information from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The Department has created an online site to make accessing Oklahoma arrest records easier for the public.
To use the online search, you will need to:
Go online to the Department of Corrections' website to utilize their Oklahoma Offender Search.
Use the offender's name or ODOC number to perform a search. The search engine also allows for wildcard searches using variants of the offender's name.
Click Search and the results will be displayed to the right. You can choose to refine the results of your search if you would like to narrow down the results or conduct a new search.
If you need assistance accessing Oklahoma arrest records or have a question, you can contact the Department of Corrections using the following information:
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 11400
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0400
Finding and Reviewing Oklahoma Criminal Records
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) maintains the database of state criminal records. A name-based check or a fingerprint search can be requested by indicating the preferred method on the request form. A name-based search costs $15, while a fingerprint search costs $19, payable by credit card, certified check or money order. The records request can be mailed in or requested in person.
Oklahoma Criminal Records: Who Can View Them?
Oklahoma is an open-records state, meaning anyone of the general public may request Oklahoma criminal records. Law enforcement and authorized employers have access to complete records, however.
How to Resolve Errors on a Criminal Record
If you feel your criminal record is incorrect, you must contact the arresting agency, and they will inform the OSBI of the results should your criminal record need to be corrected.