Individuals attempting to conduct an Oklahoma criminal background check can do so by submitting a Criminal History Record Information Request Form to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). There are two types of searches that can be executed: name-based searches and fingerprint-based searches. A fingerprint-based offers the most accurate results, however, this search method will require you to obtain the subject’s fingerprints prior to submitting the request form. Regardless of the search method used, OSBI will accept the request form in person, through the mail, or by fax.
Any private company or government entity that performs more than fifty (50) record checks per month may conduct their search online using the Automated Criminal History System (ACHS). This search method will require the user to create a Billing Account with OSBI. After the account has been created, the billing customer must register for ACHS by submitting the ACHS Customer Registration Application.
Cost – $15 for Name-Based searches, $19 for Fingerprint-Based searches
Laws – Open Records Act
Step 1 – Authorization Form
A licensed consumer reporting agency (CRA) requesting criminal record information may be required to obtain the written consent of the subject before executing the search. If you have decided to hire a third-party agency to perform your background check, ensure that the subject completes the Background Check Authorization Form.
Step 2 – Complete Form
Begin by downloading the Criminal History Record Information Request Form. Next, in the “Type Of Search Requested” portion of the form, specify whether you’d like to conduct a name-based search or a state fingerprint-based search. Note that fingerprint based searches will require you to record the subject’s fingerprints on a standard applicant card; contact your Local Law Enforcement Agency to request a card.
In the window on the right side of the form, enter the date and specify your preferred submission method. Specify the fax number if submitting your form by fax.
Indicate your preferred method of payment by selecting one of the available options. If paying by credit card, provide the credit card number, expiration date, security code, card holder name and signature.
In “Requestor Information”, specify the requestor’s information by entering the following:
- Street address
- Phone number
- E-mail address
- Purpose of request
In “Subject Information,” describe the subject of the search by entering the following information:
- Name (last, first, middle)
- Alias/Maiden name(s)
- Date of birth
Step 3 – Submit Form
The complete form can be submitted to OSBI either in person, through the mail, or by fax. Included with the form must be payment of the processing fee ($15 for name-based searches, $19 for fingerprint-based searches). If submitting the form by mail, attach a postage-paid reply envelope.
By Mail or In Person
6600 N. Harvey Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
1 (405) 879-2503