Oklahoma Background Check

Criminal Records, Arrests, Marriages & Divorces, Contact Info, Social Accounts, Photos and Much More!
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.

How To Get a Oklahoma Background Check Report

How To Get a Oklahoma Background Check Report

The State Bureau of Investigation is the government entity in charge of background checks for the state. Per the Open Records Act, Title 51 § 24.A.5.2, the state allows public access to criminal history information as long as the requestor has the subject’s name and date of birth. They recommend using additional information for searches such as aliases, social security number and other identifiers for a perfect match. To request records, users must fill out a form and submit a payment of $15 per search. They charge an additional $2 to check the sex offender registry. Requests can be made by fax, mail or in person. If a fingerprint search is needed, an additional $19 fee must be paid and a fingerprint card included with the application form. For an extra two dollars, they will check with the department of corrections to see if the person was tagged a “violent offender.”

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

An Oklahoma background check shows primarily criminal history information and personal details. The subject’s name, address, age, date of birth, race, height, weight and other physical descriptors will be on there. Then their entire criminal history including convictions, arrests, warrants, felonies, misdemeanors, incarcerations, parole and probation details. Along with this, the report will include court dispositions. 

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

The state employers, state and other government agencies use background checks before hiring, licensing and issuing permits. Private companies also use them to vet new employees. Other purposes for them are insurance, credit and financing, adoption, foster care and hiring for jobs where the safety or care of others will be in the job duties.
Other less formal background check reports exist online for the public to search for long-lost friends or family, check out a new potential business partner or vendor, before dating, or to check yourself out online to see what comes up. These reports will include the following information:

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests and Warrants
  • Bankruptcy Filings          
  • Legal Judgments
  • Liens.  

  • Birth Records

  • Marriages and Divorces 

  • Property Records

  • Auto, Vessel, Aircraft Ownership

  • Current and Past Addresses

  • Phone and Email Address

  • Professional Licenses

  • Relatives and Associates

  • Social Media Accounts and More

OK Criminal Background Checks

Public access to criminal background checks is allowed by fax, mail and in person. However, companies and other state agencies who process 50 or more per month are allowed to register for and use Automated Criminal History System (ACHS) and run them online. 
The  State Bureau of Investigation also offers information on their website about expungement and instructions so someone can have their criminal history corrected if it includes errors. 

Gun Background Check

The state does not have any laws requiring gun dealers to perform a state-level background check before selling firearms in the state. They are not a point of contact, and therefore gun dealers must contact the FBI and use NICS for a federal background check before selling guns to any patrons. Oklahoma has processed more than 291,692 for this year alone to buy guns. Of those, 119,766 were for handguns; only 9,142 were for permits, and 97,485 were for long gun purchases. 

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 332,291 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Oklahoma

State # of conducted handgun checks
Florida 590,140
Texas 523,406
Tennessee 290,067
Ohio 277,027
Oregon 166,211

States With More Long Gun Checks than Oklahoma

State # of conducted long gun checks
Texas 442,626
Florida 278,908
Washington 145,820
Oregon 134,440
Minnesota 124,451

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

Per the Open Records Act, Title 51 § 24.A.5.2, public access is granted to background reports and criminal histories. The state makes it easy to request and obtain information on anyone with criminal activity in the state. All that is needed is a form filled out and payment of a fee. 

Employment Protection

OK has laws prohibiting employers from asking applicants and employees about sealed or expunged records. If they do ask, the applicant can refuse to divulge any information about those records. Employers, in turn, do not have the right to deny employment based on them not providing the information. Other than that, employers can use background checks in their hiring process; however, they see fit. Employers are also subject to two federal laws when using background checks, and they are The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Public Background Check Reports Usage

According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain an OK background check report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use. 

Online Romance Scam Statistics

In 2017, there have been 177 victims of online romance scams in Oklahoma, resulting in $2.3 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 77 49,565
20 - 29 306 442,484
30 - 39 777 610,723
40 - 49 355 1,640,237
50 - 59 372 2,478,109
Over 60 487 3,880,029
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.