Open Public Record Act:

The Oklahoma Open Records Act guarantees that the public can access the public records of governmental bodies in the state. However, there are certain records that are exempted from this law such as records that are considered privileged information (i.e. attorney-client privilege), personnel records, and investigation files.

Birth Records:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health Division of Vital Records maintains a registry of all births that have occurred in the state. Because birth records are considered confidential, only the following individuals are considered eligible to receive copies:

  • Subject of the Record
  • Parent of the Subject
  • Spouse of the Subject
  • Step Parent of the Subject
  • Adult Child of the Subject
  • Grandparent/Grandchild of the Subject
  • Attorney for the Subject
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Representative with Power of Attorney Document
  • Legal Guardian
  • Person with a Court Order
  • Genealogist
  • These individuals must present required documentation as well as a photocopy of a valid government-issued photo ID when submitting their completed application form. They must also provide the appropriate fees. Requests can be made online through VitalChek, in person, or by mail.

    Death Records:

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health Division of Vital Records maintains a registry of all deaths that have occurred in the state. Because death records are considered confidential, only the following individuals are considered eligible to receive copies:

  • Parent of the Subject
  • Spouse of the Subject
  • Sibling of the Subject
  • Legal Guardian
  • Adult Child of the Subject
  • Grandparent/Grandchild of the Subject
  • Funeral Director
  • Co-owner or joint tenant on property of the decedent
  • Person listed in a will of the decedent
  • An individual who can establish a familial relationship
  • Person with a Court Order
  • Genealogist
  • These individuals must present required documentation as well as a photocopy of a valid government-issued photo ID when submitting their completed application form. They must also provide the appropriate fees. Requests can be made online through VitalChek, in person, or by mail.

    Missing People:

    There is no central clearinghouse for missing persons cases filed within the state of Oklahoma. If you wish to get information on a missing person, you can visit the National Missing and Unidentified Services (NamUs) website. Law enforcement agencies and medical examiner’s offices share their information with this database to help spread the information across the country.

    Elected Officials:

    All of Oklahoma’s elected officials can be found in the official state website. You can locate each official based on the branch of the government they are serving. For example, under the Executive Branch, you will find links to the websites of the Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. Clicking on the provided links will direct you to the elected official’s website where you can learn more about him/her as well as news related to him/her and links to his/her social media accounts.

    Court Records

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    Recorder

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