This page tells you how to get your OSBI Criminal History Record.
You must have this to find out if you qualify legally to have an arrest record expunged. You need this to go talk to a lawyer or to ask for help from Legal Aid.
- fill out a Request,
- send it to the OSBI, and,
- pay the fee.
Print and fill out the form and print it. Start here
Important: The way you send the form to the OSBI will be the same way you get the Report back.
If you fax the Request form, you must have a private fax number listed. NEVER use a public fax number! The Report you get back will have your social security number and date of birth on it! Best to mail it in.
After you print a completed Request form, you must send or take the form, with a $15 payment to the OSBI Office in Oklahoma City.
How can I pay the fee?
You may pay with:
- Money order,
- Cashier's check,
- Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, or
- Business checks imprinted with the company name and address, payable to OSBI.
NO personal checks!
You may pay in cash, but only at the Oklahoma City OSBI office.
What if I cannot afford the fee?
The fee is required by law. You must pay it.
You can go to the Oklahoma City OSBI office (6600 N Harvey Place, Oklahoma City) and ask them for a free Error Check or free copy of your Criminal History Report.
Take photo ID and your completed Request form.
How long does it take to get a copy of my record?
- In-person requests take about 10-15 minutes.
- Mailed requests take about 1-3 weeks. If you don’t get your report within 30 days, call the Criminal History Reporting Unit: 405-848-6724
- Priority or Overnight Express requests take 1-3 days. (Include a prepaid envelope. The OSBI will return the Report the same way you send it.)
- Faxed credit card requests take about 5-8 business days. OSBI can fax you back the report, but only if you have a dedicated fax number.
How does OSBI check criminal records?
OSBI will check your information using a state and national database for felonies and misdemeanors.
If you have a criminal history in another state, you must say so. You will also have to get a copy of your FBI records. Here's how you Request FBI Records.
What should I do when I get the OSBI Criminal History Report back from the OSBI?
Take your criminal history report to a lawyer to review. The lawyer can look at your situation and the law, to see if any of the arrest records on your report can be expunged.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma may be able to help you. You must have your report first.