Oklahoma Birth Records Search

The Oklahoma State Department of Health maintains all birth records for the state.

By Oklahoma law, birth records are confidential and not open to the public. Therefore, only the following people may get a copy of your Oklahoma birth record: you, if you are a legal adult, your parent named on the record, your spouse, stepparent, your child, grandchild, adoptive parents, a legal guardian, your attorney or a genealogist.

When requesting an Oklahoma birth record search, you must verify your identity using one of the following forms of photo ID:

  • Driver’s license.
  • Government-issued ID.
  • Passport.
  • Tribal ID.
  • Self-defense license or concealed carry permit.
  • Resident card.
  • Employment Authorization.
  • Temporary resident ID.
  • Prison ID.

If you cannot produce one of the above, you can also supply two of another list of secondary forms of identification.

Types of Oklahoma Birth Records

Oklahoma offers two types of birth certificates for you to choose from.

  • Certified Copy - a certified copy is a legal document verifying your identity and is suitable to use for applying for a driver’s license, passport, school or the military.
  • Heirloom Copy - an heirloom copy is a decorative keepsake and not to be used as a legal document to verify identity. However, when you order an heirloom copy, you also receive a certified copy to use for identification.

Oklahoma can also issue certificates for foreign births, amend incorrect certificates and add an Apostille stamp to a certificate.

Oklahoma Population

Oklahoma’s current population is just below 4 million people. Concerning growth, Oklahoma’s growth rate is 0.84% making it the 24th in the country.

Oklahoma has a low population density with just 54.7 people per square mile spread across 69,898 square miles of landmass. Oklahoma is the 20th largest state in the U.S. and the 35th most densely populated.

Oklahoma was part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and then became a State in November of 1907.

State Population
1 birth every 600 seconds

1 death every 900 seconds

Population change from 2010-2016

Population by Gender

There are more women than men in Oklahoma. The total population of Oklahoma is estimated at 3,921,207 people with 1,942,871 male and 1,978,336 female. There are 35,465 more more women than men in the state, which is 50.45% of the total population.

The Oklahoma Gender Ratio is 98 men to 100 women (99:100) or 0.98. State’s gender ratio is higher than the national average of 97 men to 100 women (97:100) or 0.97.

Gender ratio in 2016


Total population in 2016


Timeline of male/female population from 2010-2016

Oklahoma Birth Statistics

The state's birth rate decreased to 13.53 births per 1,000 population in 2016 with 52,592 total births — the lowest in Oklahoma history, and higher than the national birth rate - 11.95 births per 1000 women. The total number of births for 2016 was 52,592, 1.33% of the number of nationwide registered births.

State Birth Rate

Top 5 States with Lower/Higher Birth Rates than Oklahoma

Top 5 states with a lower birth rate than Oklahoma Top 5 states with a higher birth rate than Oklahoma
Rhode Island - 9.04Utah - 16.47
Ohio - 11.34Nebraska - 13.93
Tennessee - 12.07Texas - 14.03
Montana - 11.45South Dakota - 14.32
Michigan - 11.30Idaho - 13.70

Top 5 Counties in Oklahoma with the lowest/highest Birth Rate

Top 5 counties in Oklahoma with the lowest birth rate Top 5 counties in Oklahoma with the highest birth rate
Canadian County - 13.04Oklahoma County - 15.58
Comanche County - 14.39Tulsa County - 14.99
Tulsa County - 14.99Comanche County - 14.39
Oklahoma County - 15.58Canadian County - 13.04
Cleveland County - 10.82

Oklahoma Fertility Rate

In Oklahoma the fertility rate based on historical data went from 72.07 to 66.53 from 2010-2016, and currently is higher than the crude fertility rate of the US - 68.44 births per 1000 women. The state reproductive age of the mother has seen an increase during the last 6 years, going from 26.34 to 27.53.

State fertility rate timeline with the average age of mother

Fertility Rate By County

The top reproductive counties of Oklahoma are Oklahoma - 74.85, Tulsa - 73.31 and Comanche - 70.85. For the fertility rates of the rest of the counties, please see the table below:

County Fertility rate
Canadian County64.49

State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age

Where to Obtain an Oklahoma Birth Certificate

You can obtain your birth certificate from three offices in person. Bring your completed application, photo ID and fees to one of the following:

  • Oklahoma City - Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 Northeast 10th, Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa
  •  James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129th East Ave, Tulsa, OK, McAlester
  •  Pittsburg County Health Department, 1400 East College Avenue, McAlester, OK

Processing time for in-person visits is usually 1 hour.

You may also request a copy of your Oklahoma birth record search and certificate by mail by sending your paperwork to:

Vital Records Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma Department of Public Health

Cost of copy: $15.00
Organization: Vital Records Service; State Department of Health
Address:1000 Northeast 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Remarks: The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder in the county where the event occurred. A personal check or money order should be made payable to CDPH Vital Records. Please do not send cash. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (916) 445-2684. This will be a recorded message, with an option to talk to a customer service representative. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website. In order to obtain a Certified Copy you MUST complete the sworn statement included with the birth certificate application form, sign the statement under penalty of perjury and, your sworn statement must be notarized. If your request indicates that you want a Certified Copy but does not include a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, the request will be rejected as incomplete and returned to you without being processed. If you request a Certified Informational Copy of the record, a notarized sworn statement is not required. Please refer to the CDPH website for further information about Informational Copies. Effective November 1, 2013, CDPH - Vital Records is no longer embossing certified copies of records.