Oklahoma Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Oklahoma Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)
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  • How do I find out about a criminal charge filed against someone in 2001 in Oklahoma?
    You can check court records. Many don't bother checking court records since charges don't always end up in a trial. A thorough investigation would include looking up sources that are randomly reliable. Another is arrest reports, but the department which provides it will have a policy as to who can request them, if you're not connected to the case, you may not be able to obtain them with a simple public request. Criminal complaints are filed by the DA's office of jurisdiction. Case files are generally public record unless sealed by the judge. Oklahoma allows case searches online which is worth checking into. Filings can be found by case number or name. Click on [Oklahoma Court Records] in the menu above and you will land on its search form.
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  • Where can I have access to a copy of the murder case on my father in Oklahoma?
    Court cases can be retrieved from the court where the filing occurred. Oklahoma courts network offers a case search that is open to the public. You can link to this search by clicking on "Oklahoma Court Records" under "Oklahoma Free Public Records Directory".
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  • How do I find out if a personal injury wreak has been settled in Oklahoma and how much the settlement was for?
    Case files are public and should be available for retrieval from the county where the case was heard. You may need to go to the county where the case was filed to view or retrieve the case.
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  • How do I find name changes in Oklahoma?
    Name change petitions are filed with county district courts, similar to filing lawsuits. Court records are available for retrieval from court clerks throughout the state.
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  • How do I find out if someone I know has an open warrant in Oklahoma?
    There are law enforcement departments (such as the Oklahoma County Sheriffs, or city of Tulsa police and others) which put their warrant searches online, within their website. Therefore, it depends on the county whether you can easily access them online. A preliminary search of all law enforcement warrant searches available online is worth the time as there is no charge and they're openly available to the public.
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  • How do I access arrest records for a certain date in Oklahoma with an arrest tracking number but without a case number?
    Depends on the county, city or department which created the report. You can look up that department's policy regarding public's request for the arrest record. If there was a case which went to court, you can sometimes find the arrest report in the case file.
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  • How do I find out where my daughter went to jail 3 days ago in Oklahoma?
    Would you happen to know where the arrest took place? Or which department made the arrest? Many city/counties, typically larger departments, have arrest logs such as OK city. Other wise you can scour through published arrests which appear online.
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  • How do I find out who owns a particular plot of land in Oklahoma?
    Depending on the county, you can search property records online, Oklahoma county (since it's one of the larger counties) has an open public online search. For county searches, go to the top right menu, select the county and you will be able to see the links. If that county doesn't show the property search, you can use the county's official website. Once you're on the county's site, you see the tab or link to their online services. These searches are generally open and without cost.
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  • How do I find out if someone in Oklahoma, has filed for divorce?
    Helps if you know the county, since that's where family cases are found. You can search the dockets if you believe it is a case coming up for a hearing, recently filed. The search is open a free to the public. Once you know the county, you can check that county clerk's services directly.
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  • How can I find in Oklahoma, the mailing address for the correct court for filing a claim under bankruptcy filing Case # 15-14519?
    You can use the court records search above under Oklahoma Free Court Records Search. It's open to anyone without being charged fees or memberships. Take the extra space out of the case number you have, between the 15 and the dash, of just do the search under 14519, The court is listed as U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Western District of Oklahoma, the found address is: 215 Dean A McGee Ave # 147, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 (405) 609-5700.
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  • Where do I look in Oklahoma, to find a court date?
    You can find any court dates or details about a case that has been filed against you online completely for free if u type in OSCN case search on any search ingine you use.... All u need to know if the correct last name and first name the case is filed under
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  • How do I find out for free about active warrants in Oklahoma, on my brother and boyfriend?
    I believe that warrant information is supposed to be free. They generally come from courts, issued by judges (bench warrants). Many police agencies make them public on their webpages, such as the Oklahoma sheriff's office. Their website, and others may as well, has a warrant check by name that anyone can search for free. It's a search of active warrants.
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  • Where do I find in Oklahoma, divorce records?
    Access the county court's webpage (Clerk of Court in county where divorce was granted). The Oklahoma historical society show divorces from 1923-1944 for free online. Depending on the location and timeline of the divorce, there are few places where their records are free to check.
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  • Where do I find in Oklahoma, if a lawsuit has been filed against me?
    Would you happen to know which county. The state of Oklahoma has a free civil case search open to the public
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  • Where do I find in Oklahoma, if my divorce has been filed?
    There's a free online search open to the public if you follow the link above " Oklahoma Court Records: Criminal cases, civil filings, divorces, bankruptcy and judgments." you can search all of Oklahoma or by county.
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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, marriage records that are open to the public?
    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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, police reports open to the public and if so, is there a waiting time?
    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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, who owns a house by using the 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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, my next court date?
    In this link http://www.oscn.net/dockets/Search.aspxyou 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 in Oklahoma?
    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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, a recently charged and registered 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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  • Where do I find in Oklahoma, the date someone was 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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, access to 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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, an 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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, access to and a copy of my 1973 or 1974 divorce?
    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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, if 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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, access to the open records law at the court clerk's 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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  • Where can I find in Oklahoma, access to a list of sex offenders?
    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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