The public records in Oklahoma can be in different forms like photographs, written documents, tape recordings, and several other records which are in physical and electronic formats. If you want to obtain public records in Oklahoma, you can visit the Oklahoma Secretary of State. This is a simple click-through website, which provides detailed information about different counties' and cities' public records within the Oklahoma state.
All the Oklahoma public records are subject to an Act called the Open Records Act. This act states that public records are available to every individual and every person has a right to know fully about their government. Moreover, the privacy interests of the people are adequately protected according to this act. Copies of these records can be obtained from a custodian by providing appropriate queries in the legal search section of the online web service by state, or by visiting the Oklahoma public records office:
Business Records Department
2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Rm 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897
p (405) 521-4211
f (405) 521-3771
Any document containing an individual's personal information is not considered to be a public record. Under some exceptions to this rule, it can be retrieved if the person's identification, such as social security number, is obscured.
If you want to obtain any court related information, then you can check this site, Oklahoma State Court Records. You have to select the various judicial districts provided in the drop-down box depending upon your requirements. You can either use numbers like one, two, and three and so on or you can also make use of the map provided on the website to get the required profile.
All the court records from the city or county level are considered to be state public records unless mentioned by the court seal order or state law.
Presently, only 50 % of information is filed; only 13 counties in Oklahoma are included in the online database.
You can perform searches by:
You can also search the criminal records of state from the Criminal Records of Oklahoma website. Searches can be performed either by name or fingerprint for a minimal fee. A name-based search will cost $15 and a finger-based search will cost $19, which can be paid either by credit card, check or money order.
You can also make use of the Crime Reports & Statistics of Oklahoma website for crime reports and the Sex Offender Registry of Oklahoma for sex offender's information. You can also visit the following address to get the information on criminal records:
Criminal History Reporting
6600 N Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Or you can call this number: (405) 848-6724.
To obtain the vital records visit Vital Records of Oklahoma. Vital records include birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates which are maintained by the State Health Department of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Health may be contacted by phone at 405-271-4040 or online at http://www.health.state.ok.us.
Another good source for vital records is http://www.statearchives.us/public/oklahoma.htm . You should provide the person's first and last name that you want to make a search upon. If you want to obtain the copies, it costs $10 per copy.
All public records in Oklahoma are subject to the Open Records Act [O.S. Title 51 section 24A.1]. Copies of these records are available, subject to any exceptions as stated in the Act, from the custodian in the appropriate Oklahoma public records office or by submitting a query through the online web service in the legal research section.
Copies of the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Record laws are available by mail from the Oklahoma Press Service in Oklahoma City. Vital Statistics records though not considered public records in Oklahoma, are available dating back as far as 1908.
Please note that any document containing personal or identifying information is not considered to be in the public domain and in the rare exception to this rule, such information (social security numbers, for example) must first be completely obscured by the custodian of Oklahoma public records prior to being received by the requester.