Tulsa County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
Tulsa County recorded a total of 33,052 crimes in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. This figure represents a 5.7% decline in overall crime rate compared to the previous year and a 6.9% rise compared to the crime total for 2013. The county's 2017 crime statistics include 72 murders, 541 rapes, 1,047 robberies, and 3,270 felonious assaults. Incidences of property crimes include 6,751 burglaries, 17,193 larcenies, 4,178 motor vehicle thefts, and 165 arsons.
The five-year crime trend for Tulsa County reveals that murder (16.1%), rape (16.8%), felonious assault (15%), larceny (4.2%), and motor vehicle theft (47%) rates rose. On the other hand, robbery (2.3%), burglary (5.4%), and arson (8.8%) rates declined between 2013 and 2017.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation keeps all criminal history records for the state and can provide background checks upon request. To obtain a criminal history report, start by downloading and filling out the Criminal History Request Form. You can submit this by faxing it to 405-879-2503. Alternatively, send it by mail or bring it to:
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 N. Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
When submitting your request by mail, make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a cashier's check, business check, or money order for report fees. Cash payments are accepted for walk-in request while credit card is the only payment option for fax requests. The fee for a name-based criminal history check is $15. Fingerprint-based check costs $19 while each search for a sex or violent offender costs $2.
In accordance with the Oklahoma Public Records Act, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office makes the incident reports generated by its officers available to the public. Crime victims get one free copy of incident reports involving them but must pay for additional copies. You can submit a request for the records of the Sheriff's Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, bring or mail the request to:
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
303 West 1st Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
The Sheriff's Office charges 25 cents per page for single-sided paper copies of requested records. The fee for certified copies is $1 per page while each DVD and audio cassette of records costs $1. There are also labor charges for searching, compiling, and reproducing records. For these services, the Tulsa County Sheriff charges $20 per hour at the rate of $5 per 15 minutes.
Oklahoma law empowers the state's Department of Corrections to maintain a centralized database of all registered sex offenders living in Oklahoma. Residents of Tulsa County can find registered offenders living in their neighborhoods by using the search functions of the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office also provides a dedicated webpage to help members of the public locate and identify registered sex offenders residing in the various municipalities of the county. Visit the Sheriff's Offender Search page to find registered offenders by name and also search by zip code and street address.
The Tulsa County Jail is the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center located at 300 N. Denver Avenue, Tulsa. Its phone number is (918) 596-8900. Use the provided inmate lookup tool to view the status of any individual incarcerated in this facility.
Friends and family can deposit money in inmates' accounts at the kiosks in the front lobby of the Criminal Justice Center. Both cash and credit card deposits are accepted at these locations. It is also possible to fund an inmate's account by sending a cashier's check or money order by mail to:
David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center
300 N. Denver Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74103
Make sure to write the inmate's name and jail number on the money order but not in the space provided for "Pay to the Order".
Tulsa County has a District Court with a separate Juvenile Division. Besides these, there are nine Municipal Courts spread all over the county. The District Court is in the Tulsa County Courthouse located at:
500 South Denver Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74103
Its Juvenile Division is at the Tulsa County Juvenile Justice Center located at:
315 South Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, OK 74127
The Tulsa County Clerk's Office maintains the records of both courts. These are available on the website of the Oklahoma State Courts Network (OSCN). Head to the OSCN Docket Search webpage to search for case records by case number and party name. Make sure to select Tulsa County District Court from the drop-down list of Court Selection. Visit the Court Clerk's Office at 500 South Denver Avenue to request physical copies of these records.
The Municipal Courts in Tulsa County are:
Bixby Municipal Court
116 West Needles Avenue,P.O. Box 70, Bixby, OK 74008
Broken Arrow Municipal Court
2304 South 1st Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Collinsville Municipal Court
106 North 12th Street,
P.O. Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021
Phone: 405-371-1010 ext. 2022
Glenpool Municipal Court
Water Department Building
14536 South Elwood Avenue, Glenpool, OK 74033
Contact information is for the Court Clerk's Office in the Water Department Building. Court is held at the Public Safety Building, 14600 South Elwood Avenue.
Jenks Municipal Court
211 North Elm Street,
P.O. Box 2007, Jenks, OK 74037
Owasso Municipal Court
200 South Main Street,
P.O. Box 180, Owasso, OK 74055
Contact information is for the Court Clerk office in the City Municipal Building. Court is held at the Old Central Building, 109 North Birch Street.
Sand Springs Municipal Court
100 East Broadway Street,
P.O. Box 338, Sand Springs, OK 74063
Phone: 918-246-2500 ext. 2612
Sperry Municipal Court
115 North Cincinnati Avenue,
P.O. Box 579, Sperry, OK 74073
Tulsa Municipal Court
600 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103
These courts hear misdemeanor cases including those involving criminal offenses and traffic violations. They are also responsible for resolving cases involving health, zoning, animal, and fire violations. Visit the courthouses to request for the records of cases heard at these locations.
The Tulsa County Court Clerk maintains all divorce records for the county. To obtain a copy of a dissolution of marriage decree, come to the Court Clerk's Office at 500 South Denver Avenue, Tulsa. The office is open to the public between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Find more information about getting your divorce record by calling the Clerk's Office at 918-596-5454.
The Court Clerk also issues copies of marriage licenses in Tulsa County. To obtain these records, visit the Clerk's Office or call 918-596-5478.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health issues certified copies of birth and death certificates through the Tulsa Division of Vital Records. Visit or send a written request to:
James O. Goodwin Health Center
5051 S. 129th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74134-7004
This office opens to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The is non-refundable $15 search fee that also provides a certified copy of a birth or death certificate. Each additional certified copy of the same record costs $15. An heirloom birth certificate costs $35. The Vital Records office accepts cash (in-person requests only), check, and money order for fee payments. Make your check or money order payable to OSDH.