Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
Out of State Requests for Oklahoma Child Protective Services History
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Child Protective Services

Form Required: Requesting Agency Letterhead


Signed Release Required:  No


Method of Transmission: 


 ****Preferred and most expeditious method of request is by Email to: caniscps@okdhs.org


        Other accepted method of request is by FAX at (405) 521-4373.


Requests must be made on agency letterhead and should include the purpose of the request, names/identifying information of family members for which history is being requested, and a return email address or fax number.


Requests may take up to four weeks to process.


Specific case scenarios that require a more expedient response must be justified in the request.  


****Please note: Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry. Oklahoma State Statutes are very specific as to what Child Welfare Services information maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services can be released.  Such records may only be made available when a current child abuse and neglect investigation is being conducted on an individual(s) by a child protective services agency, a district attorney’s office, or a public law enforcement agency.  Otherwise a court order rendered in Oklahoma is required for release of child abuse and neglect information.  Requests for history for any other purpose, including foster care and placement will be sent a response letter stating the above information.  Furthermore per Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 once a State has verified that another State does not maintain a CAN registry, the requesting State is not required to keep making requests to that State to make a registry check.  States that do not maintain a CAN registry are not required by section 471(a)(20)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act to provide child abuse and neglect information to a requesting State on adult members of a prospective foster or adoptive parent’s home.


Request Processing Worker 


David Burgess
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Child Welfare Services
Attn: David Burgess
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125


Office:  (405) 522-4051
Fax:     (405) 521-4373


Email: David.Burgess@okdhs.org


Request Processing Supervisor


Jimmy Arias
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Child Welfare Services
Family and Children Services- Program Manager


Mobile: (405)-213-4532


Email: Jimmy.Arias@okdhs.org

Last Updated:  11/15/2013