The Oklahoma State Legislature adopted the Oklahoma Abstractor’s Law (Title 1) on January 1, 2008, which directs the Oklahoma Abstractors Board to regulate Oklahoma’s abstract industry.
The office of the Oklahoma Abstractors Board (OAB) employs an Administrator and Administrative Assistant to staff the Board office. The Board issues Certificates of Authority, individual abstractor licenses as well as Permits to Develop Abstract Plants. In addition, the Board offers testing monthly to individuals seeking their abstract licenses.
The OAB also investigates consumer and industry complaints concerning abstracting issues and attempts to resolve them by using informal resolution methods.
- Encourage and require high standards of abstract plant development and maintenance.
- Encourage and require high standards and ethical practices, customer service, and professional knowledge of licensees.
- Provide quality service in the issuance and renewal of Individual Abstractor Licenses, Permits, and Certificates of Authority.
- Assist consumers in resolving issues with abstract companies; safeguard the public interest; uphold State Statutes and Administrative Rules regarding Abstractors.