Oklahoma FOIA procedures

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Each state varies slightly in the procedures used to gain access to public documents. This article serves to describe specifically the steps used in Oklahoma. To read the history and details of Oklahoma’s sunshine laws please see Oklahoma Open Records Act

How to request public records in Oklahoma

Oklahoma law requires all public bodies to designate a public records official. Records requests should be directed towards the official records custodian of the department in possession of the records.

Purpose and use

The law does not require a statement of purpose for records request. However, if the purpose is commercial intended fees will be charged for document collection. There is, however, no restriction on the use of public records, once received.

Who may request public records?

See also: List of who can make public record requests by state

Anyone may request public records in Oklahoma.[1]


See also: How much do public records cost?

For records made by an individual for non-commercial purposes, fees may only be charged for the cost of duplication of the records. For records requests made with commercial intent or for records that present an abnormally large amount of labor, fees may be charged that cover the cost of labor involved in the search and duplication.[2]

Response time

See also: Request response times by state

Oklahoma law specifies no response times.

See also

External links


  1. Oklahoma Statutes Citationized
  2. Open Records Act 24A.5.3