Open Records Requests

The Oklahoma Open Records Act gives you the right to access government records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public, with certain exceptions. In accordance with Open Records Act 51 O.S. §§ 24A.1 et seq. governmental bodies within the state of Oklahoma shall release requested information as promptly as possible, unless the information is exempt from disclosure.

An Oklahoma Open Records Act request concerning any criminal case where records are part of the standard discovery process will be denied as not requested for a public purpose. The Oklahoma Discovery Code, 22 O.S §2001-2002 shall govern the procedure for discovery in all criminal cases in all courts of this state.

Crime victims are entitled to one free copy of their incident report. Additional report copies are subject to established fees. The victim must appear in person and provide an acceptable form of identity verification.

THESE ARE THE METHODS FOR MAKING AN OPEN RECORDS REQUEST.

  1. Written: The Open Records Act does not require requests to be written, however it is preferred that all requests be submitted in writing and mailed to the TCSO Public Information Officer, 303 West 1st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103.
  2. Email:  Members of the public and media may submit their requests via email to the TCSO Public Information Officer at pio@tcso.org.

Only through U.S. mail or email will be allowed; hand delivering the request is not an option.

The request should describe the record(s) requested, state if the request is for business or personal use, indicate the name of the person making the request, and include a mailing address and telephone number for the requestor.

To download open records request form: Click Here

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Copy Rates

Unless a request for Open Records is exempt from fees, as defined in Open Records Act 51 O.S. § 24 A.5, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will utilize the fee schedule set by the Tulsa County Clerk’s Office to determine the charges for copies of public records.

DOCUMENT COPIES

  • Paper (single-sided, black and white, 8½ x 14 or smaller) – $0.25 per page
  • Certified Copy (single-sided, black and white, 8½ x 14 or smaller) – $1.00 each
  • DVD – $1.00 each
  • Audio cassette – $1.00 each
  • Other Digital Media – the cost of the product

LABOR CHARGES

(charged in 15 minute increments)

  • Personnel time for locating, compiling and reproducing records – $20.00 per hour ($5.00 per quarter hour)
  • Technology Services – $32.00 per hour ($8.00 per quarter hour)

Mailing Address for Requests

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
6080 E. 66th Street North
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74117

 

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