Cleveland County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation compiles, manages and publishes crime statistics for Cleveland and other counties in the state. Records released for 2017 reveal that the county experienced a total of 5,932 index crimes. Larceny accounted for most crimes with 3,919 incidents while felony assault was the most common crime with 318 incidents. Compared to the previous year, the total crime rate slid, dropping from 31.66 to 28.04. The county recorded 403 fewer larcenies and reports of arson dropped by almost half. Conversely, murder cases increased by 300%, with 9 homicides compared to 3 for the previous year.

Criminal Records

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Operations Division manages and processes requests for criminal records via its Records Office. County residents can request background checks during regular hours at

Headquarters, Downtown, Norman, OK
111 N. Peters Ave. Suite 600
Phone: (405) 701-8888 (Option 5)

Background checks can also be obtained from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. It serves as a central repository for all criminal records in Cleveland county and the rest of the state. Requesters will need to submit a completed criminal history request form in person or by mail to:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 N. Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

The office opens between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. between Monday and Friday. Requests must also include the appropriate fee. The department charges $15.00 for name-based searches and $19.00 for fingerprint-based searches.

How to Obtain Sex Offender Information

The Offender Registry Enforcement (ORE) arm of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Operation Division maintains records on all registrants in the county. This includes addresses, fingerprints, job information, and photographs. Similarly, the Oklahoma Department of Correction provides public access to an online sex offender and violent offender registry that members of the public can use to conduct state-wide searches.

How to Find Inmate Information

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office serves as the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It provides public access to inmate information via an online search tool. Resident can conduct searches using the first and last name of a subject.

Court Records

The Cleveland County District Court clerk is entrusted with recording, maintaining, and filing permanent records of court proceedings in the county. It maintains digital records of civil, domestic, and criminal cases from 1989 and probate court records from 1997 till date. County residents can view public court records by contacting the district clerk office located at:

Cleveland County District Court
Cleveland County Courthouse
200 South Peters Avenue
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 321-6402

Interested parties can also search for civil court records and daily dockets using the state court network. A case number for the specific record is required to use this service. In addition, Cleveland County is home to multiple municipal courts that preside mover most traffic and misdemeanor criminal cases as well as ordinance violations. Records of cases filed at these courts may be obtained by visiting the respective location.

Moore Municipal Court
Public Safety Center
101 East Main Street
Moore, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 793-5040
Fax: (405) 793-5246

Norman Municipal Court
201-B West Gray, P.O. Box 370
Norman, OK 73070
Phone: (405) 366-5325
Fax: (405) 366-5294

Noble Municipal Court
City Hall
304 South Main Street, P.O. Box 557
Noble, OK 73068
Phone: (405) 872-9251 ext. 2

Lexington Municipal Court
111 East Broadway, P.O. Box 1180
Lexington, OK 73051
Phone: (405) 527-6123

Vital Records

Cleveland County provides access to vital records at the county and state level. Applicants may be required to present a valid government-issued photo I.D, such as a driver’s license or passport.

How to Find Divorce Records

Eligible parties can obtain copies of a divorce decree granted in the county by contacting the district court clerk located at:

Cleveland County District Court
Cleveland County Courthouse
200 South Peters Avenue
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 321-6402

How to Find Birth Records

The Vital Records office of the Oklahoma State Department of Health manages and issues certified copies of birth records in the state. Interested parties can apply for records by submitting a completed request form in person at the Oklahoma State Department of Health:

Vital Records
1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK

The office opens for walk-in requests between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Members of the public can also apply for records by mailing an application to:

Vital Records
Oklahoma State Department of Health
P.O. Box 53551
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3551

Submitted applications must include a copy of a valid government-issued I.D, such as a driver’s license, U.S. passport, or government issued military photo I.D. Requests must also be accompanied by the appropriate fee. The department charges $15.00 for each certified copy.

How to Find Death Records

Certified copies of death records can be obtained at the Vital Records office of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. It manages records for deaths in Cleveland County and the rest of the state. Interested parties can obtain records via mail by sending a completed request form along with a valid photo I.D and the appropriate fee to:

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Vital Records
P.O. Box 53551
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3551

In-person requests can also be made at any of the branch offices located in different cities within the county (find addresses below).

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast 10th
Oklahoma City, OK

Tulsa
James O. Goodwin Health Center
5051 S. 129th East Ave
Tulsa, OK

McAlester
Pittsburg County Health Department
1400 East College Avenue
McAlester, OK