Oklahoma Death Records: How to Conduct a Search

In the state of Oklahoma, you may only request death records via mail or by going in person. While you can request death records through on-line systems such as VitalChek, often documents may be sealed unless requested directly from the main office.

There is a $10 search fee for a death record. This fee will cover the sending of the official death certificate but you should be aware it is non-refundable, and if a record is unable to be located due to a processing request, you will not have your payment returned to you. Write your check or money order to: Vital Records Service.

Here is the form you will need to request a death record: http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/VR_%20DRRequest.pdf

Death certificates are available:
By mail – Your request may take up to four business weeks:
Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

In Person – Choose from these locations for the appropriate office near you:
Vital Records Service, Room 117
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast 10th
Oklahoma City, OK
Or here:
Tulsa Health Department
Central Regional Health Center
315 S. Utica
Tulsa, OK
Or here:
Pittsburg County Health Department
1400 East College Avenue
McAlester, OK

Electronically – You may contact: askvr@health.ok.gov – for more information. You may not send in your requests to this e-mail, however, as requests can only be processed by mail or in person. You may also use the below on-line website to request your documents but be aware of additional fees: http://www.vitalchek.com/

Questions – Customer Service: (405) 271-4040