What You Can Do:
Oklahoma Vital Records Background Checks
The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Vital Records Services, has certified copies of birth and death certificates. When conducting Oklahoma background checks, it’s important to know that a signed statement is required from the subject named on a birth certificate if you are not that person, or his or her legal representative or a close family member. The signed release must also be accompanied by your own, as well as the subject’s, valid ID.
With proper ID, anyone may request a death certificate if the full name of the deceased subject and the Oklahoma county in which the death occurred are included in the request. The fee for a birth or death certificate search such as a document needed for Oklahoma background checks from Vital Records Services is $15. The processing time for mail requests is typically a minimum of 4 weeks after the request is received.
Both birth and death certificates can be requested from The Oklahoma State Department of Health either by mail or in person. The in person business hours for the issuance of these certificates is between 8:30am – 4 pm Monday through Friday even though the general office hours are 8am – 5pm.
For marriage and divorce records for Oklahoma background checks, it’s necessary to contact the Clerk of Court in the county in which the event took place.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Vital Records Services
1000 NE 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-5600
Toll Free: (800) 522-0203
Oklahoma Criminal Background Checks
Oklahoma is an “open records”state. The Oklahoma Open Records Act involves individual privacy interests while making criminal information accessible for reasons of public safety. In compliance with the Act, criminal history record requests, such as those for Oklahoma background checks, must include the full name of the subject as well as his or her date of birth.
Any aliases, nicknames or maiden names should also be mentioned in the request, if known. If the Social Security Number, sex and race are known, this information can also help increase the degree of search results found. A signed release form from the subject whose name appears on the document is not required by Oklahoma law.
Criminal background check fees from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) are $15 for a name search and $19 for a fingerprint search. The OSBI doesn’t perform the fingerprint search and it’s included in a name search. Persons applying to work, or already working, in childcare and nursing related jobs must be subject to sex offender and violent offender Oklahoma background checks for criminal records. Each of these two checks has a $2 fee. In person criminal records requests are usually processed the same day, oftentimes within 10 or 15 minutes of wait time, while mail in applications typically take between 1 – 3 weeks after they are received.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)
6600 N. Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 848-6724
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8am – 4:30pm