Oklahoma County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest Records

There were 3,785 juvenile arrests and 24,789 adult arrests in Oklahoma County in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. The county also recorded a total of 36,531 crimes that year. This figure represents a 2.5% decline in overall crime rate compared with 2015 figures. Incidences of violent crimes in the county in 2017 include 94 murders, 590 rapes, 1,290 robberies, and 3,842 felonious assaults. Property crimes recorded that year include 7,559 breaking and entering, 19,800 larcenies, 3,356 motor vehicle thefts, and 103 arsons.

Compared to 2015 crime figures, 2017 recorded higher murder (13.3%), rape (4.6%), felonious assault (9.2%), and breaking and entering (2.9%) rates. On the other hand, the three-year crime trend for Oklahoma County shows falling robbery (3.1%), larceny (6.3%), motor vehicle theft (3.5%), and arson (10.4%) rates.

Criminal Records

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office uses OffenderWatch to track registered sex offenders living in the county and monitor their conduct and compliance. Citizens can find sex offenders residing in the county via the Offender Search tool by searching with zip codes and street addresses. Use the Name Search feature to find individual sex offenders by their first and last names.

The State of Oklahoma empowers the Department of Corrections to maintain a statewide registry of sex offenders and make this database available to the public. Residents of Oklahoma County can also use the Oklahoma Sex and Violent Offender Registry to find predators in their communities. To use this resource, make sure to select Oklahoma from the drop-down lists of states and counties.

The Detention Bureau of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for running the county’s Detention Center and maintaining inmate records. The Sheriff’s Office provides a handy online inmate locator tool to help the public find inmates and ascertain their statuses.

Court Records

The Oklahoma County Court Clerk keeps all court records for the county including marriage licenses. The public can view these records online by visiting the On Demand Court Records website. To obtain copies of these records, visit the Court Clerk’s Office located at:

320 Robert S. Kerr
Room 409
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

The office’s phone number is 405-713-1705. It opens to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Court Clerk also accepts mail requests for court records. Send your request to the address above. The fee for the first page of a copy of court records is $1. Subsequent pages attract a charge of 50 cents per page. Include another 50 cents for record certification. The fee for a marriage license is $50 unless the parties involved present an original certificate indicating that they completed a premarital counseling programs. Those with this certificate only pay $5 for a marriage license.

Public Records

Vital records for Oklahoma County are available from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. To apply for birth or death certificates, start by downloading and completing an Application for Search and Certified Copy of Birth Certificate (also available in Spanish) or an Application for Search and Certified Copy of Death Certificate (Spanish). Bring this along with a photocopy of a government-issued photo ID and copy fees to one of these three Vital Record Office locations:

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

The offices open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To apply for these vital records by mail, send a completed application, a legible photocopy of a government-issued photo ID, and a check or money order payable to OSDH for copy fees to:

Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
PO Box 53551
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

The Vital Records office charges $15 to search for and issue a certified copy of a birth or death certificate. Each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time attracts a charge of $15. There is a $35 fee for the first certified copy of an amended death certificate and a $40 for the first certified copy of an amended birth certificate. The fee for each additional copy of either certificate is $15. The fee for an heirloom birth certificate is $35.