• Are marriage records open to the public. if so, what website are they locatedon?
    Do you need an official certificate or just the marriage information? When was the marriage (archived or not)? Public records laws are different for records that are archived. You can search Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1889-1951 are open available through the OHS website. Where was the marriage? Clerks issue these records and have websites with contact information and records division policies.
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  • Are police reports open to the public as in other states? And if so, what is the waiting time for solicitation of such reports. Example is Texas has a 30 day waiting period and New Mexico is 1 day. Thank you?
    Where did it say that there is a 30 waiting period for tx and nm? Police reports are provided by individual departments and their records divisions.
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    I was told by an employer that it was the rule....I will check how he got that "fact". I looked on Oklahoma law title 21-1862 and it looks like only commercial solicitation to facsimile devices is illegal. What is your understanding in those states?
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  • How do I find out who owns a house by address?
    Which county is the property in? You can conduct a free online parcel search depending on the county, in the case of Oklahoma (the county), has a free online instant property search based on an address or owners' names, there are other options such as map number and account searches. To access this database, use the county search window to the top right of this page, in this case, type in Oklahoma, the county links will appear and listed, click the official county page link and go to their online services tab. The drop down menu will have the property assessment link. That will take you to the disclaimer page and the free search thereafter. This gives you access to a database which is live and has the more recent information.
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  • How can I find out my next court date ? I am really having a difficult time doing this?
    In this link http://www.oscn.net/dockets/Search.aspx you can access the Oklahoma State Courts Network's link. On the top bar of the OSCN (Oklahoma State Courts Network) tab is an option for court dockets. The next page will give you options to view daily dockets and other court documents. You can also look up filings by case number. The first option on this page is Search OSCN Dockets, this will take you to the query with the option to search by party, case number and narrow results by case type. Anyone can do this search openly from their computer.
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  • How do I get a copy of a police report where someone went to jail?
    Police reports can be directly obtained from the law enforcement department that took the report. These are arrest reports and generally requested by persons involved. Reports of arrest, means any form of information regarding an arrest. Under arrest reports, you can search local periodicals, some of which are on here, otherwise, local police departments publish who they've taken into custody, which is a form of current arrest put online for public view. Oklahoma city's public website publishes a daily log of people arrested and booked into jail.
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  • How do I find a sex offender?
    There are many lists that offer information about offenders across the US. For localized searches, you can comb through a police department's list of newly arrested individuals freely online. You will need to search various sites to see as many arrests as possible, including crime maps. Crime maps will tell you where the arrest happened, from there you can see which police department made the arrest and check their site. Crime maps will not show the name, but will show charge and arresting agency, you will need to connect the dots after that.
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  • How do I find accident reports?
    Where did the accident happen? Accident reports are made and provided by the law enforcement agency which responded to the accident. The records division of police departments will have a webpage with the forms and instructions of what you need to do.
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  • How do I find the date someone got arrested?
    Look for jail blotters from individual police departments, similar to the one OK city has. These are not official arrest reports, they can be requested directly from the arresting departments. Jail blotter, is a free list you can look up of people that have been arrested and booked into local jails. The booking date is usually included.
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  • How to get a copy of my divorce? I think it was in 1974 but could be 1973?
    Divorce records are kept by the clerk in the county it took place. Counties will generally have their own website and what to do when requesting a divorce record. Many of the websites are informative with general answer but will not be able to answer all questions. A phone number is listed to the individual clerk of the county overseeing recording and copy requests. A county as large as Tulsa does not show their coverage time span on their webpages, however it mentions that the county clerk also handles archived documents.
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  • How do I find arrest record of someone?
    It's important to find out where the arrest took place. Police agencies make the reports individually and maintain arrest reports. These official records can be requested from the stations' records department. Most if not all of the departments have a website and show the process in getting a police report. You may not qualify to request the arrest record from the police if you are not related to the case, as an attorney or staff for their client's case, a witness and others that are usually mentioned prior to making the request.
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  • Do arrest records show up in background checks when the offender was not finger printed?
    When I asked others “Do arrest records show up in background checks when the offender was not finger printed?”, I hear several different answers. Even when I’m asking several people at the same time, I still get each with their own version of what will happen and why. Going online and looking up the answer took some searching, but after a few pages here and there. The state of Oklahoma's bureau of investigation provides the public with background checks. Although these are named background checks, it is a criminal history search, you will not get other types of records such as divorces, lawsuits, driving records and anything not criminal. You can obtain felonies and serious misdemeanors. In the Q&A section of this site, you will see where it mentions that arrests which were not reported, or when fingerprints were not taken during the arrest or the fingerprint is not clear (of poor quality), the record may not appear. This search is conducted by and its guidelines are from Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) which is the state repository for all criminal history information. The requests can be faxed, mailed or submitted in person. There is an online service for criminal records, however, it is for high volume of fifty requests or more per month. This is not to say that it is the only means to obtaining criminal records, only through this method. There may be easier ways to obtain basically the same results. This does not cover any records outside the state. The FBI offers a national search with their own guidelines and set of services. They also conduct firearm purchase background checks.
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  • Open records law at court clerk office?
    Public records statutes should be statewide as they are presented and passed by the state’s legislature. Those laws cover the entire state! Each department can have their own procedures, but the laws should still pertain to them. You can look up the state’s law and go from there. It is important to mention the type of record to get a more specific answer.
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  • Oklahoma sex offender search?
    You can conduct a sex offender search by state, local and nationwide also. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections offers 2 sex offender searches, one is the sex offender registry and the other is for violent offenders.
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