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Criminal History Background Checks

Service Information

​​Oklahoma statutes (Title 10 O. S. Section 7209A) mandate that a national criminal history records search, based upon submission of fingerprints of all adults living in the home, be run on all public and private child placing agency foster care applicants.  This applies to all foster parent applicants (and anyone over the age of 18, living in the foster parent's home) with Child Welfare, DDSD, OJA, private child placing agencies, and tribal foster parent applicants who will be serving custody children.

Oklahoma statutes (Title 10 O. S. Section 7505-5.3A) mandate the same as above for all  public agency and private adoptive applicants. The mandate applies to adoptive parent  applicants (and anyone over the age of 18 living in the adoptive parents' home) through DHS, private child placing agencies, tribal and private attorneys.

DHS was designated as the lead agency responsible for facilitating this process with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Two types of criminal history background checks are processed:

Both types of background check requests include a search of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) driving records and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) sex offender registry files.

Frequently Asked Questions

Deborah King

Phone:  (405) 522-3857
Fax:       (405) 522-3846

Kelley Building
2409 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Mailing Address:
Child Welfare Services
Administrative Services Unit
Fingerprint & Background Check Section
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125


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