Open Records

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.

Copy Rates
Governmental bodies shall release requested information as promptly as possible, unless the information is exempt from disclosure under the Open Records Act. Tulsa County uses the rates established by the Office of the Attorney General to determine charges for copies of public records. At the discretion of the staff member responding to a request, fees may be waived when there are a minimal number of responsive documents.

Requests Exceeding $100
Where estimated costs exceed $100, the requestor will be required to make a deposit before any records are copied. Typically, the deposit will be 10% of the estimated cost of reproducing the requested records.

Common Charges
  • Paper (single-sided, black and white, standard size) - $0.25 / page
  • Certification - $1 each
  • DVD - $1 each
  • Audio cassette - $1 each
  • Other Digital Media @ Cost of Product
Labor Charges
  • Personnel time for locating, compiling and reproducing records - $20 / hour ($5 / 15 minutes)
  • Technology Services - $32 / hour

 Request for Copying/Inspecting Of County Public Records

Name of County Department  
Other Department 
Name of Requestor 
Employer of Requestor (if applicable)
Title or Business Identity
Copies of the following described records are requested pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act 
This Request is made for 
 I have been advised that a charge for copying public records is authorized by state law.