Oklahoma Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
You are not required to take a motorcycle training course in the state of Oklahoma to get a motorcycle license. However, motorcycle license applicants may have the knowledge and skills tests waived if they can show proof that they have passed a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Course. Applicants under the age of 18 must wear a helmet to take the motorcycle skills test.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
Under Oklahoma state law, motorcycle riders and passengers less than 18 years of age must wear a helmet. All motorcycle driving license holders are encouraged to wear head protective gear when riding a motorcycle. The use of motorcycle helmets has been proven to greatly reduce the risk of motorcycle accident related head injuries and fatalities. Motorcycles operating in the state of Oklahoma must have a windshield or the driver must be wearing protective googles.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
Yes, there are times vehicle owners cannot renew car registration. If a driver has recently lost his or her car registration documents, or they have been stolen or destroyed before you are eligible for renewal, you must replace your documents instead. Another common instance relates to citations. If you have accumulated a number of unpaid fines, then you will not be able to complete Oklahoma car registration renewal with the OTC. Finally, outstanding warrants are another reason it is likely that you will not be able to renew your registration.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
It may be possible to change car registration address from driver license address. Separate government agencies administer driver licenses and motor vehicle registrations. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety handles driver service such as driver licenses. And the Oklahoma Tax Commission handles vehicle registrations. For more information on whether or not you are able to have separate address, contact the OK DPS at 405-425-2424.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
No, you cannot keep the same car insurance policy from your previous state of residences in the state of Oklahoma. Your insurance policy must be issued from an Oklahoma insurance agent who is licensed to carry out business in this state. You must apply for car insurance in the state of Oklahoma. Your rate will likely change since each state has different insurance rates. Contact your insurance agent for more information.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
No, you cannot renew your commercial driver s license online in the state of Oklahoma. You must apply for a commercial drivers license renewal in person at a Driver License Examiner office with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. You can renew your CDL up to one year before the expiration date. You may opt to receive a renewal notice from the OK DPS. To register online, visit the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety website.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
You may request a copy of your online driving record on the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety website. The driving record is from the last three years. A certified copy of your driving record will cost an additional fee. A PDF of your record will be available to download once your online request is complete. A live link of your request will also be provided that will expire 30 days following your application.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

Can I take the DMV written test online?
No, you may not. If you are a resident of the state of Oklahoma, then you must take the written knowledge test in person. This can be done at any local Driver License Exam station, which is not difficult to find. When you go to take the test in person, be sure that you bring all of the necessary documents, including identification and payment so that you can complete the process without issue. Once you have passed the written test, you will obtain your Oklahoma learners permit and be one step closer to getting a drivers license.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
Commercial drivers license holders may be limited to travel within their state of license or may travel across state lines, depending on the type of CDL license they have. If you have an intrastate CDL, then you may only use it to engage in commercial driving within the state of Oklahoma.

With an interstate CDL, you are free to engage in commercial driving that takes you across state and country boarders.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
No. The Oklahoma Tax Commission asks that only the owner of a vehicle renew car registration. That is why they offer three different simple options for their residents to use, including applying online, in person and by mail. With these three options, the OTC is very accessible to all drivers within the state. Furthermore, not only is the OTC accessible, but the process by which residents can renew car registration documents is simple and quick.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Do boats need to be registered?
In the state of Oklahoma, boats used as a mode of transportation on the water need to be registered each year. Canoes and paddle boats are an exception and they do not need to be registered. The boat registration period is from July 1- June 30. The registration fees vary and are dependent on the original retail price of the boat as well as the age of the boat. You can register your boat for a period of one or three years.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
Oklahoma driver license holders do not require a motorcycle license to operate a moped. Though, motorcycle license permit holders are restricted to using a moped or a motorcycle that has a piston displacement of no more than 250 cubic centimeters. If you have a motorcycle permit, then you are required to wear a helmet and you may not carry any passengers if less than 18 years old.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
Attending traffic school is not a mandated if you receive a traffic ticket in the state of Oklahoma. You may however take a defensive driving course to reduce points on your driving record. You will receive a two-point deduction if you successfully complete an approved driver improvement course. You may only take a defensive driving course for point reduction once every 24 months.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
If you are moving to another state, then you should contact your car insurance company to let them know which state you are moving to. You may not need to cancel your policy if your company provides coverage in your new state. Each state has a different insurance rate, so the price of your policy will likely change. Also, some states require more than the minimum coverage as is allowed in Oklahoma. More than likely, you will have to get car insurance in your new state.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
No. This action is not required by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The DPS only recommends that victimized drivers take this action in order to prevent identity fraud, which is always a possibility when it comes to stolen drivers licenses. As for how you can go about filing a report if you are interested, the process is easy. Drive to your nearest police station and speak to an officer of the law about your issue. This officer will file a police report which monitors your driving credentials and any criminal activity that they can be used for.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
If you wish to report a lost or stolen car registration, you may do so by contacting local law enforcement in your area. By filing a police report, you may help protect yourself from any fraudulent use of your car registration information. You should also report your stolen or lost car registration to the Oklahoma Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division at 405-521-3160. They can help guide you on what steps to take to protect yourself if your car registration has been lost or stolen.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
Your Oklahoma license plates will no longer be valid once you apply for a car registration in another state. Some of the ways in which drivers dispose of their old license plates include the following:

  • Relinquish the license plates to a tag agency
  • Recycle the tags
  • Collect the plates

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
Depending on your age, you may need to enroll in a drivers ed class. If you are between the ages of 15 and 16, then you are required by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to take the driving course. If you are 16 or older, then it is not a requirement to obtain a learners permit in Oklahoma. One other important thing to keep in mind is that drivers less than 15 and six months cannot get a permit for driving. They can only practice until they are at least 15 years and six months old.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
Yes, you should turn in your damaged or mutilated car title to the OK MVD to receive a duplicate car title. You may send your damaged car title along with your application materials for a car title replacement to:

Oklahoma Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

2501 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73194

You may also apply for a duplicate title at a local tag agency.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
Yes, you should turn in your damaged or mutilated car registration decal and/or license plates to an Oklahoma Department Tax Commission motor license agent. You must indicate the reason for car registration replacement on your Affidavit for Replacement Tag and/Or Decal application. If the damage to your car registration is due to a discrepancy from the tax commission, then you will be credited for a replacement at no extra cost.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
Yes, a motorized scooter needs to be registered in the state of Oklahoma. Moped registrations are handled in the same way as a motorcycle registration. You must apply for a title the registration fee for a motorcycle is $94. Fees subject to change.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
The state of Oklahoma does not currently mandate vehicle emissions testing also known as smog inspection. Some states require vehicles to be tested for vehicle emissions in order to apply for a car registration or to renew car registration. Oklahoma does not employ such requirements on their residents. The only sort of inspection your vehicle may be subject to in order to get car registration is a VIN number report and odometer inspection if the vehicle was purchased out of state.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

How can I avoid a license suspension if I choose not to insure my vehicle?
If you choose not to inure your vehicle in the state of Oklahoma, you risk facing serious penalties, including jail time, if you are caught. You must show proof of car insurance when registering your vehicle in the state and when pulled over by a law enforcement officer. It is at your own risk that you choose to not inure your vehicle. The penalties for driving without liability car insurance are fines, jail time, and having your driver s license suspended.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety offers a veteran logo option for U.S. military veterans and current members of the military who request it. To get a veteran designation on your Oklahoma ID card you must present one of the following documents:

  • Uniformed Services Identity card
  • Forms (DD)214, (DD)215, WD AGO, or Nav Pers
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs photo ID card
  • Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard NGB form 22

Discharge forms must show an ‘honorable or ‘general under honorable conditions status. There is no extra fee associated with a veteran designation logo but you must pay the fee for an original or ID card replacement.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
If you would like to get a drivers license in Oklahoma, there are a number of steps you need to take. One of these steps is to pass a written exam. In order to pass the written knowledge test, you must study the Oklahoma driving manual. Luckily, it is very easy to obtain access to this booklet. Drivers can even read it online. If you are beginning to prepare for the written test that is administered by the Department of Public Safety, you can find the Oklahoma Driver s Manual here.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
In the state of Oklahoma, traffic tickets are processed through the municipality in which they occurred. For example, if you receive a traffic citation in Oklahoma City, then you will need to pay for that traffic ticket through the county clerk s office of Oklahoma. The exceptions are in the cases of:

  • Highway patrol.
  • County sheriff.
  • University police.

These jurisdictions process their ticket through the state court. Contact your local county clerk s office for more information on how to pay traffic ticket.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

How can I renew my drivers license?
If you are a standard driver in the state of Oklahoma, the Department of Public Safety only gives you one way to renew drivers license documents. You must go in person to a Motor License Tag Agency. These locations can be found throughout the state, and their representatives will help you get through the process quickly. Just make sure that you bring all of the following necessities:

  • Primary form of ID, such as:
    • Certified birth certificate
  • Secondary form of ID, such as:
    • Social Security card
  • Proof of US citizenship or legal presence (for expired drivers licenses), such as:
    • US passport
    • Foreign passport with I-94 card/number
  • Payment for the $33.50 fee

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
In Oklahoma, you can go through car registration renewal in three ways:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • In person

Renew Car Registration Online

In order to renew online, you must be renewing a commercial truck not exceeding 15,000 pounds, a farm truck weighing a maximum of 55,000 pounds or a standard, non-commercial vehicle. Car registration renewal can be done up to 10 months in advance if you have the following:

  • Your Oklahoma drivers license number or an FEI number
  • A printer
  • Your car insurance information (unless declaring a non-use car)
  • A valid credit/debit card or a checking account

Renew Car Registration by Mail

By-mail renewals can be done by sending your renewal notice, proof of car insurance, payment, and one of the following pieces of information:

  • Your VIN
  • Your title number
  • Your license plate number

Mail the information to:

OK Tax Commission P.O. Box 26940 Oklahoma City, OK 73126

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
If you are moving out of state, you will have to apply for a car registration in your new state of residence. To transfer your vehicle to another state, Oklahoma requires that you check with the specific guidelines regarding that states out-of-state car registration process. Requirements to register a car out of state vary from state to state. Usually, you will need to provide information such as the title or lienholder information and pay for license plate, title transfer, and registration fees.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
To apply for an Oklahoma commercial drivers license, you must appear in person at an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Driver Testing Facility. You must bring proof of ID, proof of liability car insurance, and your Social Security Number. Examples of acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Primary ID examples: Certified birth certificate, U.S. Passport or Citizenship naturalization documents
  • Secondary ID examples: Out-of-state driver s license, Oklahoma school or employer ID card or Social Security card

Two different forms of identification from the primary category may also be used. You will have to take the CDL knowledge test(s), skills test, and driving test to apply for a CDL.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
To apply for a handicap placard in the state of Oklahoma, you must complete a Physical Disability Parking Placard Application and mail it to the Department of Public Safety. To qualify for a disability parking placard, you must have an approved diagnosis from a licensed physician. Qualifying medical conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Being legally blind.
  • Being unable to walk more than 200 feet without rest.
  • A severely limited ability to walk due to pregnancy.

Temporary and five-year handicap parking placards are available at no cost for those who qualify.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

How do I apply for a drivers license?
To apply for a driving license in Oklahoma, follow the list of steps below:

  1. Visit a nearby Driver License Exam station.
  2. Take a written test to obtain the Oklahoma learners permit.
  3. Hold the permit for a minimum of 30 days (if you are 18 or over) or six months (if you are under 18)
  4. Pass a vision test.
  5. Pass the road skills exam.
  6. Provide the necessary information and documents:
    • One primary ID, such as a certified birth certificate
    • One secondary ID, such as a Social Security card
    • Social Security Number
    • Legal name change documents, if applicable
    • Proof of Oklahoma car insurance

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
In order to obtain a driving permit in Oklahoma, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Visit a Driver License Exam station with the following items:
    • A primary ID, such as a birth certificate
    • A secondary ID, such as a Social Security card
    • Social Security Number
    • Parental consent, if you are under 18
    • Proof of drivers ed class enrollment, if under 16
    • Documents that show you meet the qualifications of enrollment in a secondary or technical school
  2. Take a vision test.
  3. Pass a written knowledge exam.
  4. Pay the necessary drivers permit application fees.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
In Oklahoma, you may apply for either a motorcycle endorsement on your driver s license, a separate motorcycle license, or a motorcycle permit. To apply for a motorcycle license, you will need to appear in person at an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Driver Testing Facility with two forms of ID, proof of liability car insurance coverage, and Social Security Number. To get motorcycle licenses, drivers must pass a vision, written and motorcycle skills test. You only need to pass the Motorcycle Endorsement Test to get a motorcycle endorsement on your Class A, B, C, or D driver s license. Motorcycle permit applicants must bring a motorcycle license- or endorsement-holder who is 21 or older with them when applying for a motorcycle license permit.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
If you want to know steps to change address on car insurance policy, contact your insurance agent. Each insurance company has a different procedure for their customers in which to process request for change of address. Usually, you can apply by:

  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • In-person
  • Online

Contact your insurance company for more information on how to change address on car insurance policy.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

How do I change my address on my car registration?
To change car registration address in the state of Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission website. When you apply for a car registration renewal, you will be asked to provide your current mailing address. At that time, you may enter in your updated address information.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
To change address on CDL license, you will have to visit a Driver License Exam site. You may be responsible for a fee to get a new CDL license that reflects your new address. The fees for a commercial driver license are as follows:

  • Class A- $51.50
  • Class B- $51.50
  • Class C- $41.50

There are also application fees that may apply. Fees subject to change. Contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at 405-425-2424 for more information.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
To change addresses on drivers license in the state of Oklahoma, you must apply online. To apply online for an address change, visit the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety website to input some of the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address type
  • Email

A commercial driver license holder must appear at an Oklahoma local driver license agency to change his or her address.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

How do I change my address on my ID card?
You may change address on ID cards via the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety website s online address change portal. You may also appear in person at a DPS tag agency or submit your change of address in writing to the DPS. Submit your old and new address information to:

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

Driver License Services

P.O. Box 11415

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
If you want to know how to change names on a car insurance policy, contact your insurance agent. Each insurance company has a different procedure for their customers in which to process name change forms. Usually, you can apply by:

  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • In-person
  • Online

Contact your insurance company for more information on how to change names on a car insurance policy.

How do I change my name on my car registration?
To change names on car registration in Oklahoma, you will have to contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission, the agency that handles Motor Vehicle registration services in the state of Oklahoma. You will have to provide proof of your name change with documents such as:

  • Divorce Decree
  • Adoption Decree
  • Marriage License

All documents must be originals, photocopies will not be accepted. You will have to go in person to the tax commission, and request a replacement car registration document to have a certificate which features your new name.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
If you are looking for information on how to change your name on your drivers license, then find out here. The following are examples of name change documents accepted by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:

  • Primary ID, such as a U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Secondary ID, such as a Social Security Card
  • Divorce Decree
  • Adoption Decree
  • Marriage License

Documents must be originals. Photocopies will not be accepted.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
To change names on ID cards, you will have to appear in person and show proof of your name change. Acceptable forms of proof include:

  • Primary ID, such as a U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Secondary ID, such as a Social Security Card
  • Divorce Decree
  • Adoption Decree
  • Marriage License

All documents must be original. No photocopies will be accepted.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
To apply for an Oklahoma DMV name change, you must first change your name with Social Security Administration. To make an official name change with the Social Security Administration, you can either mail the following information or visit the nearest SSA office:

  • Complete an Application for a Social Security Card
  • Provide proof of your legal name change, such as a marriage or divorce certificate
  • Provide proof of your identity with a driver s license, state ID, or US Passport
  • Provide proof of your citizenship with a U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, etc.

You must present the original document or a copy certified by the issuing agency when applying for a name change with the Social Security Administration. The SSA will not accept photocopies of original documents.

How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
You are protected from anyone illegally accessing your DMV driving record through the Driver s Privacy Protection Act. Under this act, you can file a civil complaint against the suspected party through the U.S. Supreme Court since it is a federal law. The state of Oklahoma only allows certain verifiable entities such as official representative of an insurance company, investigative agency, or employer of a CDL license holder, to access your driving record. First, contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at 405-425-2262 to inquire about who may have accessed your driving record.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
If your car registration was stolen, then you can file a police report with the local law enforcement agency. To file a police report, you must visit a local police station and ask to file a report on an Oklahoma stolen vehicle registration. It would be helpful to bring your license plate number or any information you can provide to help the police track down your stolen vehicle registration. Also, have your driver s license with you to show proof of your identity and ownership of the vehicle in question.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
To report a stolen car title, you are encouraged to file a police report at the nearest police station. If your car title information is found to be stolen, then you may be protected from unlawful use of your vehicle and personal information. Your application for a replacement car title must be signed and notarized by a Notary Public. Contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission at 405-521-3217 for more information regarding stolen car title replacement.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

How do I get a copy of my driving record?
To get a copy of your Oklahoma driving record, you must request one through the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. You may request a copy of your driving record either in person from the Records Management Division, online, or by mail. The Records Request & Consent to Release form should be completed and signed by the owner of the record. Mail request and fees to:

Department of Public Safety

Records Management Division

P.O. Box 11415

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
To obtain a duplicate ID card, you may visit an Oklahoma DPS driver license site. You must provide both a primary and a secondary form of identification to get a duplicate ID card. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Primary ID examples: Certified birth certificate, U.S. Passport, Citizenship naturalization documents, etc.
  • Secondary ID examples: Out-of-state driver s license, Oklahoma school or employer ID card, Social Security Card, etc.

The fee for an ID card replacement is $10. Fees subject to change.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

How do I get a hardship license?
In the state of Oklahoma, some suspensions and revocations are eligible to apply for a hardship license called a Modified Driver License. Under a hardship license, a person under a suspended driving license may operate a motor vehicle under pre-approved guidelines. Usually a hardship license allows the driver to travel to and from work, school, and/or medical appointments. To get a hardship license, you will need to meet with a Driver Compliance Hearing officer.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
If you are stationed out of state and need an Oklahoma drivers license replacement, you must follow the same steps as an out-of-state civilian. You must apply by mail. Luckily, the process to do so only requires you to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Create a message that includes the following:
    • Your name
    • OK drivers license number
    • Your date of birth
    • Oklahoma address
    • Out-of-state/country address (where the credentials will be sent)
    • Copies of two IDs (primary and secondary), such as:
      • Birth certificate
      • Social Security card
  1. Mail this correspondence and a $20 check or money order (made payable to “Department of Public Safety”) to:

Department of Public Safety Driver License Examining, Renewal By Mail PO Box 11415 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73136

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
To get a traffic ticket dismissed in the state of Oklahoma, you must plead not guilty and request a court hearing. At this point in time, you will have the opportunity to prove your case to a judge. If you can show evidence proving that you are not guilty of the violation in question then your case may be dismissed. No points will be assessed to your driving record and you will not have to pay any fees. Although you will be responsible for any DUI attorney or traffic attorney fees you have.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
To get a copy of someone else s driving record, you will have to get his or her written consent. You must fill out a Records Request & Consent to Release form and include information such as the driver s name, driver license number and date of birth. The driver must also sign the form giving you consent to request his or her driving record. You may check driving records either in person or by mail. You must be an official representative of an insurance company, investigative agency, or employer of a CDL license holder to request someone else s driving record through the online system.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
If your tags and/or decals associated with your car registration have been lost, stolen, or mutilated, then you will need to apply for duplicate car registration. To apply:

You may submit your application and payment to a tag agency or you may mail your materials to:

Oklahoma Tax Commission – Motor Vehicle Division

2501 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73194

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
To get an Oklahoma duplicate car title, you must either apply by mail to the Motor Vehicle Division or in person at a tag agency. To apply for a duplicate car title you will need to submit an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title for Vehicle/Boat/Motor. The application must be signed by the title owner and notarized by a Notary Public. Include the following on your application:

You must supply either an Oklahoma car registration or proof of out of state residency to obtain a duplicate car title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
If you are a civilian in the state of Oklahoma, there is only one way for you to replace drivers license documents. You must apply in person at a local Motor License Tag Agency. When visiting this office, you must provide all of the necessary documentation and payment in order for a duplicate drivers license to be issued. The requirements are as follows:

  • One form of primary ID, such as:
    • Certified birth certificate
    • US passport
  • One form of secondary ID, such as:
    • Social Security card
    • Additional primary document
  • Payment for the $20 fee

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
To get a salvage car title in the state of Oklahoma, the damage to a vehicle must be between 60 percent and 79 percent of the current market value. Your insurance company or insurance agent must submit a request for a Salvage title. You may get a copy of salvage car title from the Oklahoma Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division or at any tag agency located throughout the state. The salvage title fee is $4, although fees are subject to change.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

How do I obtain car registration?
To apply for a car registration for your new vehicle in the state of Oklahoma, you must appear in person at a local tag agency. You need to bring with you the car title in your name or the manufacturer s certificate of origin for a brand new car. Fill out an Application for Oklahoma Certificate of Title for a Vehicle. Bring proof of car insurance in the state of Oklahoma. An odometer disclosure statement must also be provided if the vehicle is nine years old or less. Out-of-state vehicles will be subject to an inspection.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
The state of Oklahoma does not have a Habitual Traffic Offender law. However, there is a point system that keeps track of your traffic violations. Once you accumulate 10 points within a five-year period, you will receive a suspended driving license. If you do not accumulate any points over a 12-month period, two points will be deducted from you driving record. You may also receive a two point reduction for completing a Defensive Driving or Driver Compliance course.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
Your Oklahoma drivers license can be revoked if you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test or if you fail any such test. To reinstate revoked drivers licenses, you will have to pay a number of fees including:

  • Reinstatement fee
  • Processing fee
  • Trauma and mental health care fees
  • Ignition Interlock Device fee, if applicable

A Notice of Confirmation and Reinstatement will be mailed to you by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety in reference to your case. It contains information about your specific reinstatement conditions.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
How to reinstate suspended drivers licenses greatly depends on the type of violation your driver license was suspended for. In general, you will have to pay a reinstatement fee and comply with any restrictions handed down by a court of law. For example, if you were convicted of a DUI, you may have to install an Ignition Interlock Device to your vehicle as a condition of reinstatement. Your reinstatement requirements will be sent to you by mail in a document called a Notice of Confirmation and Reinstatement Requirements.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
You can take a defensive driving course to reduce points on your driving record. You will receive a two-point deduction if you successfully complete an approved driver improvement course. You may only take a defensive driving course for point reduction once every 24 months. Points are also reduced by two if you go 12 months without a traffic violation or conviction. Your points will be reduced to zero for safe driving three years straight.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

How do I renew my driving permit?
The renewal process is not very complex in the state of Oklahoma. All drivers are required to renew in person any expired credentials at a local tag agency. If they are out of state when their documentation expires, then they go through the renewal process by mail. On the other hand, military members who are stationed outside of Oklahoma are only required to renew learners permit or drivers license credentials until 60 days after they return. In any case, these members of the military can still use the option of renewing by mail.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

How do I renew my ID card?
To renew ID cards, you can apply at your local motor license agency office. You need to bring your current ID card as well as a secondary form of identification. Examples of secondary forms of identification include the following:

  • Oklahoma school or employer issued ID card
  • Social Security card
  • Health insurance card

You will also need to bring a copy of your marriage certificate if you are changing your name on your ID card due to marriage.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
If you are in the military and are stationed outside of Oklahoma, there is only one way for you to renew drivers license credentials. You must renew by mail. To do so, simply follow these steps:

  1. Write a message with all of the following personal information:
    • Your full name
    • Your birth date
    • Your drivers license number
    • Your address in Oklahoma
    • Your out-of-state/country address (where the credentials will be sent)
    • Copies of two forms of ID, such as:
      • Birth certificate
      • Social Security card
  1. Provide a self-addressed stamped envelope
  2. Write a check or money order payable to the “Department of Public Safety” for the $33.50 renewal fee
  3. Mail all of the above to the following address: Department of Public Safety Driver License Examining, Renewal By Mail PO Box 11415 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73136

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
In the state of Oklahoma, only non-excepted interstate drivers (NI) must submit a medical certificate for their commercial drivers license record with the OK DPS. Though, all Class A, B, and C drivers must submit a Medical Self-Certification Affidavit to report their medical status. You may mail, fax, or email the affidavit and your medical certificate, if applicable, to:

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

CDL Administration

PO Box 11415

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415

Email: mec@dps.state.ok.us

Fax: 405-419-2196

A medical exam for a CDL license medical report must be performed by a licensed medical examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
An Oklahoma driver’s license is valid up to four years. It expires four years from the date that it was issued. You may renew up to one year prior to the expiration date. To renew motorcycle licenses, drivers must appear in person at an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Tag Agency. If your license has been expired more than 30 days, then you will have to bring a certified birth certificate with you as proof of identification to renew your motorcycle license. Non-US citizens must show all immigration documents at the time of renewal.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must take certain steps to obtain a duplicate drivers license in Oklahoma. Visit a Driver License Exam station and an examiner will process your request for a new license with a specific form that you must then take to the Motor License Tag Agency. In addition to this form, be sure to bring the following with you when applying for an official drivers license copy:

  • One primary ID, such as:
    • US passport
    • Certified birth certificate
  • One secondary ID, such as a(n):
    • Additional primary document
    • Social Security card
  • $20 payment

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
If you are out of state and need to replace drivers license credentials, there is only one way you can do so. You must apply for a duplicate drivers license by mail. Licenses are too important to be without for an extended period of time. Fortunately, the process of submitting your request by mail is simple, requiring only a few steps:

  1. Compose a message with the following:
    • Full name
    • Birth date
    • OK drivers license number
    • Oklahoma address
    • Out-of-state/country address (where the credentials will be sent)
    • Copies of two forms of ID, such as:
      • Birth certificate
      • Social Security card
  1. Send the message and $20 check or money order (payable to “Department of Public Safety”) to the following address: Department of Public Safety Driver License Examining, Renewal By Mail PO Box 11415 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73136

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
If you are transferring your title from another state to the state of Oklahoma, you will have to apply for an original Oklahoma car title. To apply for an Oklahoma title, provide the following information:

  • Provide evidence of ownership in the form of either an out-of-state title or a Manufacturers Certificate of Origin
  • Get the used vehicle inspected at a tag agency
  • Provide lien documentation, if applicable
  • Provide proof of liability insurance
  • Complete and sign an Application for Oklahoma Certificate of Title
  • Complete an odometer disclosure statement for vehicles nine years old or less

You may transfer car title between states at your local Oklahoma tag agency.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
If you are the owner of a motor vehicle and have lost a car title that has been assigned to you, then you may apply for a new one. To apply for a new title, you must fill out an Affidavit for Transfer of Ownership Following Loss of Assigned Oklahoma Title. Along with this application, you must also provide proof of ownership such as a notarized bill of sale. You must have the application notarized.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

How do I transfer my car title?
When transferring car title ownership of a motor vehicle from one person to another, provide the following information:

  • Certificate of title
  • Proof of car insurance
  • Lien release, if applicable
  • Car registration
  • Odometer disclosure for vehicles nine years or younger
  • Purchase price documentation, such as a bill of sale

You may apply to transfer title at any motor license agency or by mail to the Oklahoma Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
In the state of Oklahoma, you can transfer RV title in the same manner in which you transfer title of a regular motor vehicle. To transfer RV title, you will need the following information:

  • Certificate of title, properly assigned and notarized
  • Proof of liability car insurance
  • Lien release document, if applicable
  • Current motorcycle registration
  • Odometer disclosure statement, if vehicle is nine years or younger
  • Bill of Sale or other purchase price documentation

To transfer your RV title, supply this information and documentation to an Oklahoma tag agency along with your title fee.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
A member of the military may obtain a motorcycle license in the state of Oklahoma in the same manner in which a civilian may obtain one. To apply for a motorcycle endorsement on your Oklahoma drivers license, you need only pass the Motorcycle Endorsement test. Military members may check with the Oklahoma Department of public safety to see if they offer a test waiver for military members who have completed a motorcycle training course as a part of their military training.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

How does the DMV check my vision?
Before you pass your road skills exam, the Department of Public Safety requires all drivers to pass a vision test. This screening is done to make sure that your eyesight is sufficient for safe driving. Those drivers who are determined to be unfit for motor vehicle operation will not be given the opportunity to take the road skills exam. They will need to obtain corrective lenses if they do not own them already. Only after one s eyesight is considered suitable will they be allowed to apply for a driving license in Oklahoma.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
The amount of time that you must hold an Oklahoma learners permit varies based on the age of the driver in question. If you are 18 years or older, for instance, then you only need to hold a driving permit for a period of 30 days. However, if you are under the age of 18, then you must hold the permit for a longer period of time. In the state of Oklahoma, the Department of Public Safety requires that drivers under the age of 18 hold a learning permit for at least six months. After this period is over, they can apply for a drivers license.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
You may not order an OK duplicate car title online. You may apply for car title replacement by mail or at a local tag agency. Once your application is processed and approved, you will receive your car title replacement. The MVD recommends that you apply for a replacement car title at a local tag agency since it may be faster.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
You will be served an Officer s Affidavit and Notice of Revocation if you refuse or fail a chemical test in the state of Oklahoma. The length of time you must serve on a suspended drivers license for refusing to take a breath or blood test will depended on your specific case. You should refer to your Notice of Confirmation and Reinstatement Requirements that was mailed to you in reference to your case. You have the right to a court hearing for refusing to take a chemical test from a law enforcement officer. If you lose the case, the suspension will be upheld.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
The length of time it takes to get ID card depends on if the card is to be mailed or if you receive it on site at the Oklahoma DMV office. If you receive it on the spot then you will have no wait time. If it is sent to you by mail, then you should allow at least five to 10 business days for it to arrive. To find out how long it will take to get your ID card in the state of Oklahoma, contact the Department of Public Safety at 405-425-2424.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
The state of Oklahoma participates in a Mandatory Point System. If you get 10 or more points on your driving record within a five-year time period, then your driver license will be suspended. Two points are automatically scrubbed from driving record every 12 months you go without a conviction. Your points will be reduced to zero once you reach three years without a conviction.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
In the state of Oklahoma, you may attend traffic school to remove points from your driving record. You will receive a two point deduction if you successfully complete an approved driver improvement course. You may only take a defensive driving course for point reduction once every 24 months. You may wish to check driving record to see how many points are currently on your record.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
In Oklahoma, you must visit your local tag agency to find out how to change names on car registration and the costs associated with doing so. Changing your name on your car registration entails changing the name on the title of the vehicle, also. There may be different fees for each transactions. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission at 405-521-3160.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
To change name on car title, you will have to order a new car title. Currently, the cost of an Oklahoma car title is $11. Fees subject to change
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
The cost to apply for a DMV name change includes the price of which ever service you are applying for. Below is a list of fees:

  • Class D Driver s License
    • Application fee $4
    • License fee- $33.50
  • ID Card – $20

Fees are subject to change. Contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at 405-425-2424 for more information on the costs associated with changing your name at the DMV.

How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
Your Oklahoma CDL license is good for four years from the month in which you received your license. Your CDL license expires on the last day of that month after four years. You may renew your CDL license up to one year before it expires. You must renew commercial drivers license in person with a Driver License Examiner at a Oklahoma Department of Public Safety office location.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
Drivers license renewal is one of the most important processes overseen by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Fortunately, residents are not required to wait the full four years before renewing. Drivers in Oklahoma are allowed to renew drivers license documents up to one year in advance.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
If a deceased relative bequeaths a vehicle to you in his or her will, you will be responsible for transferring the title to your name. The will must have been probated in order for you to be able to transfer title documentation into your name. You will have to present the court documents stating that the vehicle was left to you as well as the death certificate at a local tag agency. If the vehicle was left to you and there was no will and no other claim, then you can apply for a title transfer at a tag agency. Bring the deceased s death certificate with you.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
Yes, late fees will be added on to registration renewal costs. Drivers who cannot perform car registration renewal before the given due date will incur penalties from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. However, drivers do have a one-month grace period to complete the process. After the first day of the next month passes, a $1 penalty fee will be assessed for a maximum of 100 days.

Commercial vehicle drivers will incur similar penalties. After the grace period, each day that you do not pay will come with a $.25 charge. This goes on for an entire month. After that, a fine of $200 or of 30 percent of the annual fee is assessed (whichever is the larger sum).

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
No, drivers should not expect their duplicate drivers license fee to be waived. The Department of Public Safety in Oklahoma does not require that their drivers submit a police report. The DPS only recommends that they do in the case of a stolen drivers license. It is highly advised that victims take this action in order to prevent identity theft and the consequences that come with it. All you have to do is visit a local law enforcement office and speak to an officer about the problem. He or she will provide you with the necessary forms.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
If you have been in an accident, you will have to report property damage if it exceeds a certain amount. In the case of an uninsured driver, the OK DPS will suspend the license of an individual involved in an automobile accident with property damages in excess of $300. Make sure that you are covered even if you are driving someone else s vehicle. You will be held personally responsible for driving without car insurance in that case, also.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

If I live outside of the state for half the year, am I still required to have car insurance?
If your car is registered in the state of Oklahoma even if you live outside of the state half the year, you must have OK car insurance.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
In the state of Oklahoma, traffic fines are processed through the municipality in which they occurred. If you have lost your traffic ticket, you may have to locate the contact information for the municipality in which you were given the traffic citation. Oklahoma City has an online system where you can access your citation information via your car s license plate number.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
If you are an Oklahoma resident but temporarily out of state for any reason, you may apply to get a duplicate ID card via mail. To apply:

Mail your completed application to the Oklahoma Department of Public safety along with the $10 fee to get ID card replacement. Fees are subject to change.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
Oklahoma driving licenses are property of the state and not of the individual. Your driver license is automatically revoked if you are suspected of driving under the influence. If you are convicted of DUI, then you must apply to reinstate revoked drivers license credentials after the set suspension period is over. One aspect of reinstatement is taking an alcohol or drug treatment program.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
There is a different application for personalized plate owners who need to apply for car registration replacement. To apply for personalized plate registration, fill out and submit a Personalized License Plate Application. You may take the application along with your replacement fee of $23 to your local tag agency or you may mail in your applicator. Fees are subject to change. Mail your application materials to:

Oklahoma Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

Special Plate Section

2501 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73194-0201

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
Yes, there is a minimum age requirement to get a commercial drivers license in the state of Oklahoma. You must be a least 18 years old to apply for a CDL license. Applicants 18-20 years old are limited to commercial driving that occurs within the state of Oklahoma. Commercial drivers license applicants 21 and older qualify for an interstate CDL, which allows commercial vehicle drivers to cross state lines.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
No, there is no age limit for renewing drivers license documents. If you have a license to operate a vehicle in the state of Oklahoma, then you can renew it. As a matter of fact, you are required to renew your credentials once every four years. Drivers who do not renew their documentation within the necessary amount of time will incur penalties from the Department of Public Safety.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
In the state of Oklahoma, you are not required to carry your car registration in the vehicle. If you are pulled over by a law enforcement official, they will usually ask for the following:

It is only on boats, that the registration must be kept inside the vessel.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
If you are applying for a drivers license replacement in person, you will receive the credentials immediately. Thus, you will not have to wait for them to be mailed to you. However, if you are not in Oklahoma when you apply for a duplicate drivers license, then you must apply by mail. In this instance, the documentation will be mailed to the out-of-state address that you provide in your letter request.

Be sure to provide payment to the “Department of Public Safety” so that the order goes through.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
Seniors are requiredto go in person to a Driver License Exam station, provide all of the necessary documentation, including proper identification. After all of the mandatory papers are given, seniors must pay the applicable fee for their renewal. If trying to renew expired licenses, seniors have to retake all of the necessary exams, including:

  • A vision test.
  • A written test.
  • A driving test.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oregon

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
Some of the reasons vehicle owners may need to transfer car titles are:

  • Buying a car.
  • Selling a used vehicle.
  • Inheriting a vehicle from deceased family member.
  • Awarding a vehicle in a divorce settlement.

You may apply for an original title at an Oklahoma tag agency or through the Motor Vehicle Division by mailing the forms and appropriate fees.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
Some of the violations in which you may receive a suspended drivers license in the state of Oklahoma are:

  • Accumulation of ten or more points on your driving record.
  • Failure to pay child support.
  • Dropped out of school.
  • Refuse to submit to chemical testing.

To reinstate a suspended drivers license, you will have to serve your suspension period and pay the required reinstatement fees.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
The state of Oklahoma has several age restrictions on motorcycle riders. The following is the minimum age in which you may apply for a motorcycle license:

  • Motorcycle endorsement 16 years of age and older
  • Motorcycle License and motorcycle permit 14 years of age and older

You must hold a motorcycle permit for at least 30 days before you can apply for a motorcycle license. Motorcycle permit holders under the age of 16 are restricted to traveling no more than 35 mph or the minimum posted speed limit. All motorcycle riders under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet in Oklahoma.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
There are five different CDL endorsements available for an Oklahoma CDL license with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The available commercial driver s license endorsements are:

  • Doubles or Triples- (T endorsement)
  • Hazardous Material- (H endorsement)
  • Passenger Bus- (P endorsement)
  • School Bus- (S endorsement)
  • Tank Vehicle- (N endorsement)

You must pass the applicable knowledge test of each endorsement for which you are applying.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
Driving with a suspended drivers license is a crime that is taken seriously in the state of Oklahoma. If you are caught driving with a suspended license, the consequences are quite severe. Your driver license may be canceled all together. It is not a good idea to try and drive under a suspended driver license. For more information on the potential consequences of driving with a suspended license, contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at 405-425-2424.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

What are the different types of driving records?
The different types of driving records available from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety are:

  • Motor Vehicle Report (Driving record).
  • Collision Report.

You may request either regular or certified copies of each driving record. Also, you can request each driving record by the page.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
An ID card is an identification card that does not have driving privileges. You may get an ID card at an OK DPS Driver Exam station. The fees associated with getting an Oklahoma ID card are as follows:

  • Original ID card- $20
  • ID card renewal- $21.50
  • Replacement ID card- $10

Fees are subject to change.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
The amount of your expenses at the local Oklahoma Motor License Tag Agency will vary based on your reason for visiting. For instance, if you have a lost or stolen drivers license, then you must apply for a replacement credential. As such, duplicate drivers licenses in Oklahoma cost a total of $20. However, you may not have to go through the replacement process, depending on when the license was lost, stolen or destroyed. If it occurred within one year of your drivers license renewal date, you can take the steps to renew your documentation instead of replacing it and then renewing it anyway.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
As with any other part of the country, Oklahoma has a number of restrictions for learners permit drivers within their state. First of all, there are the requirements that they must meet before moving on to the next credential. Each driver must log 50 hours with their driving permit, including 10 hours of nighttime vehicle operation. Beyond that, each permit-holding driver is required to have a supervisor in their passenger seat at all times, who is at least 21 years old. Additionally, the supervisor must have a minimum of two years holding a valid OK driving license.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
To get an Oklahoma CDL license, you must meet federal medical certifications. Some of the medical conditions that may prevent you from obtaining a CDL license are below:

  • Vision worse than 20/40
  • Hearing impairment
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes requiring insulin
  • Heart condition
  • Seizure disorder requiring medication
  • Limb loss or impairment

You must be medically certified by a licensed health care provider in the United States to apply for a commercial drivers license.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
Drivers may need to apply for a car registration replacement in a few different circumstances. The most common reasons for needing to replace car registration decals and/or license plates are for being:

  • Lost.
  • Stolen.
  • Damaged/Mutilated/Destroyed.

If any of these circumstances apply to your car registration, you will need to replace your car registration with the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Motor Vehicle Division.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
If you get a traffic ticket with a learner s permit, you will be subject to a penalty towards your driving privileges. Lerner Permit holders who are convicted of a traffic offense will not be allowed to graduate to the next license type for at least six months following their conviction. They will be forced to remain at the learner permit level until the allotted time has passed.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
Penalties for being convicted of driving under the influence can include:

  • Imprisonment
  • Drivers license suspension or revocation
  • Cost of fines and fees

Suspension lengths and fines increase with each subsequent DUI conviction.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
The reinstatement fees that you will have to pay to reinstate suspended drivers license depend on the type of violation for which you were convicted. The cost to reinstate driving privileges can be great. To show an example of the fees associated with reinstating a suspended driver license, the following is the list of fees associated with a refusal to submit to a blood or breath test conviction:

  • Reinstatement fee: $25
  • Processing fee:$75
  • Trauma care fee: $200
  • Mental health fee: $15

Fees are subject to change and do not include court costs and fines that may associated with your conviction.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
The fees to register vehicle in the state of Oklahoma are as follows:

  • Title fee: $11
  • Registration fee: $91
  • Ownership Transfer fee: $ 17
  • VIN number lookup and odometer reading inspection: $4
  • Lien processing fee: $10, Out-of-state lien holder- $13

In addition, excise tax fees are due on new and used vehicles in order to register them in the state of Oklahoma. Fees subject to change.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
The fees to get a car title replacement are as follows:

  • Duplicate title fee: $11
  • Mailing fee: $1.50

The mailing fee only applies if you are mailing your application to the MVD. If you apply in person at a tag agency, then you will not have to pay a mailing fee. Make your fees payable to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Fees are subject to change.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
You will be responsible for fees to apply for car registration replacement in the state of Oklahoma. The required fees to replace car registration include the following:

  • Decal replacement fee: $9
  • Decal and license plate replacement fee: $9
  • Decal mail fee: $1.50
  • Decal and license plate mail fee: $3
  • Insurance fee: $1.50

You may apply in person at a tag agency or apply by mail. Fees subject to change.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
In order to renew car registration successfully in the state of Oklahoma, a driver must pay certain fees. It is important to note that these fees vary based on the age of the vehicle in question. Certain cars will be more expensive to renew registration than others. For a complete breakdown, read the list of fees below:

  • From year one to year four: $91
  • From year five to year eight: $81
  • From year nine to year 12: $61
  • From year 13 to year 16: $41
  • From year 17 and on: $21

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
Some states may have a three-wheel motorcycle endorsement. If so, then you will be responsible for passing a written test on how to safely operate a three-wheel motorcycle. The Motorcycle Operator Manual contains information needed to pass such a test. You should study it as well as the information on regular two-wheel motorcycles if you wish to become licensed to operate a three-wheeled motorcycle. Contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at 402-435-2424 for more information the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
In Oklahoma, certain drivers license suspension and revocations are eligible to apply for a hardship license, also known as a Modified Driver License. A hardship license allows the driver under suspension or revocation to engage in driving on a pre-determined limited basis. To apply for a hardship permit, you will need to see a Driver Compliance Hearing Officer in an Oklahoma county district court. Contact the Oklahoma County District Court in the county in which the offense occurred for more information.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
In order to obtain a drivers license in Oklahoma, you must pass a road skills driving test. If you fail this test on your first try, you must wait one day before applying to retake the test. In total, you have three attempts to pass the road skills exam, and the last two can take place within 30 days of your first attempt. However, if you fail the exam three times, you will only be able to take the driving test 30 days after your last try.

Once you pass the test, you will have to provide all necessary documentation and payment.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
If you are applying for a learners permit in Oklahoma, there are a few documents that you need to bring. These range from proofs of school enrollment to proper identification documents. The list of OK Department of Public Safety requirements is as follows:

  • If you are under 18:
    • Proof of parental consent
    • Proof of drivers ed class enrollment
    • Documentation that verifies the driver meets secondary or technical school enrollment or attendance qualifications
  • For all drivers:
    • A primary form of ID, such as a birth certificate
    • A secondary form of ID, such as a Social Security card
    • Social Security Number

These documents must be presented at a nearby Driver License Exam station.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
To get a motorcycle license, you will need to apply in person at an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Driver Testing Facility. To apply, provide proof of liability motorcycle insurance, your Social Security Number, and one form of identification from each of the following categories:

  • Primary ID examples: Certified birth certificate, U.S. Passport, Citizenship naturalization documents, etc.
  • Secondary ID examples: Out-of-state driver s license, Oklahoma school or employer ID card, Social Security Card, etc.

You may also instead bring two forms of ID for the primary category. All documents must be originals, no photocopies or notarized documents will be accepted.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
If you are getting ready to submit a drivers license application in Oklahoma, you will need to provide certain documentation. Without said documentation, you will not be able to obtain a Class D drivers license.

Applicants must bring everything on the list below:

  • One primary ID, usually a certified birth certificate
  • One secondary ID, usually a Social Security card
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Proof of minimum Oklahoma auto insurance, such as an insurance card
  • Proof of legal name change, if applicable, such as a marriage certificate

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
To get an Oklahoma duplicate title you will need to submit an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title for Vehicle/Boat/Motor either in person at a tag agency or send it in to the Oklahoma Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division. If you are an out-of-state resident, you must include proof of out-of-state residency such as a car registration, utility bill, bank statement or other official form of mail. Oklahoma residents also must include the registration decal number in the application. All applications must be signed and notarized by a Notary Public.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
To apply for a DMV change of address on license with the Oklahoma Department of Public safety, you do not need to supply the office with proof of residency. You may apply via an online form or you may submit your new address information in writing to the DPS. The mailing address to do so is:

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

Driver License Services

P.O. Box 11415

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415

You may also visit a local tag agency to request a change of address.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
All Oklahoma driver license holders may submit an address change request in one of three ways:

U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens must supply their new address and old address information when writing to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to request a change of address.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
In order to receive a car registration replacement from the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Division, you will need to provide the following documents:

On the application you must certify why you are requesting a replacement car registration, whether due to it having been lost, stolen or mutilated.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
To get a new car registration for your vehicle in the state of Oklahoma, present the following documentation:

Out-of-state vehicles are subject to a VIN number report or odometer inspection to qualify for a Certificate of title.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
When renewing car registration in Oklahoma, a driver must provide certain documents or information. The only exception is if you are renewing online. In this case, you must simply provide the information on certain documents, such as your car insurance policy document and OK drivers license. When renewing by mail or in person, a resident must provide a car registration renewal notice or proof of insurance and VIN number, title number and license plate number.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
It does not matter if you are a civilian renewing drivers license documents in person or a member of the military renewing by mail, the same documents are required for this process. Each driver must present one primary form of identification in Oklahoma, such as a certified birth certificate, and one secondary form of ID, such as a Social Security card. Additionally, if your drivers license has already been expired, you will also have to present proof of legal status or US citizenship.

The only difference between in-state and out-of-state renewals is that out-of-state applicants do not need to provide original documents. Out-of-state drivers are allowed to mail in copies of their primary or secondary IDs.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
The documents needed to transfer car titles in the state of Oklahoma are:

  • Certificate of title, properly assigned and notarized
  • Proof of liability car insurance
  • Lien release document, if applicable
  • Current car registration
  • Odometer disclosure statement, if vehicle is nine years or younger
  • Bill of sale or other purchase price documentation

Many of the forms needed to be completed to apply for Oklahoma car title transfer are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
If your license to drive in Oklahoma was lost, stolen or destroyed, you must obtain a duplicate drivers license from the state Department of Public Safety. As an in-state resident, there is one way for you to do this, by visiting a Motor License Tag Agency. When doing so, you must provide certain documentation, including:

  • One primary proof of ID, such as a certified birth certificate.
  • One secondary proof of ID, such as a Social Security card.

Drivers who are out of state and requesting a drivers license replacement are also required to provide documents. However, they only need to mail in copies of the above IDs.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
If you are applying for just a motorcycle endorsement, then you will need to take the Motorcycle Endorsement Test. To apply for a motorcycle license or a motorcycle permit, you must pass the following tests

  • Vision test
  • Knowledge test
  • Motorcycle skills test

There is an opportunity to have the knowledge and skills tests waived. You must show proof of completion of a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Course.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
To get an Oklahoma duplicate title, you will need to fill out an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title for Vehicle/Boat/Motor either in person at a tag agency or send it in to the Oklahoma Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division. If you are an out-of-state resident, you must also provide a form showing proof of out-of-state residency such as a car registration, utility bill, bank statement or other type of official mail. The application must be signed and notarized by a Notary Public.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
Commercial driver s license holders risk getting a cdl drivers license suspension on their cdl license if they get too many traffic ticket fines. You may lose your CDL license if you commit two serious traffic violations in a three-year time frame. Serious traffic violations include:

  • Excessive speeding of 15mph or more
  • Improper lane change
  • Following a vehicle too closely

If you commit three or more serious violations in three years then you will lose your Oklahoma CDL license for 120 days.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
If you are convicted of a DUI offense, you risk a commercial drivers license suspension. It is against the law to operate a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 percent or higher. You shall lose your CDL license for at least one year for a DUI or for refusing to submit to a chemical test when pulled over by a law enforcement official for a suspected DUI. At your second offense of driving under the influence, you will lose your CDL permanently. Also, you will lose your CDL for life if you are convicted of any felonies involving controlled substances.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
If you locate your original title after you have been issued a car title replacement, the original car title is now void. You are not required to return it to the DMV, however, be sure to keep it separate from your duplicate car title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

What information does a driving record contain?
Your DMV driving record contains information related to your operation of a motor vehicle in the state of Oklahoma. You driving record will contain information on:

  • Traffic convictions.
  • Driver license suspensions and revocations.

Your driving record will not contain information on car collisions. You must request a collision report for that information.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

What is an ID card?
A DMV ID card such as a state ID card is a non-driver identification card. It does not come with any driving privileges and anyone at any age may apply for one. You must be an Oklahoma resident to obtain a state ID card though. You may only apply for an ID card at a Driver License Exam station. To get ID cards, residents must show proof of legal name, date of birth, legal presence in the United States.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
The cost of an Oklahoma DUI adds up. There are a number of fees and fines to pay if you are convicted of DUI. Such fees include:

  • Reinstatement fee- $25
  • Processing fee- $75
  • Trauma care fee- $200
  • Mental health fee- $15
  • Ignition Interlock Device fee, if applicable- $50

These fees are in addition to your court costs and/or attorney fees. Fees are subject to change.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
The cost of traffic tickets is dependent on many factors. Traffic ticket fines may vary by:

  • Type of violation.
  • Suspended drivers license reinstatement fees.
  • Court costs.

In the state of Oklahoma, each jurisdiction or municipality sets the fees of traffic violations. The cost of your traffic ticket will vary depending on the county/city in which the violation occurred.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

What is the cost to get a driver record?
The cost to obtain your driving record will vary somewhat depending on which method you choose to submit your request. Driver records are available for request via mail, online, or in person. The fees are as follows:

  • Regular Driver Record fee- $25
  • Certified driver record fee-$28
  • Online transaction fee- $2.50

Drivers 65 and older are eligible to obtain a copy of his or her driving record at no cost. Fees are subject to change.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
As a CDL license holder, if you are convicted of a DUI offence, you risk a commercial drivers license suspension. It is against the law to operate a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .04 percent or higher. You shall lose your CDL license for at least one year for a DUI or for refusing to submit to a chemical test when pulled over by a law enforcement official for a suspected DUI. At your second offense of driving under the influence, you will lose your CDL permanently. Also, you will lose your CDL for life if you are convicted of any felonies involving controlled substances.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
If you are under the age of 21, you are considered a minor when it comes to drinking and driving. Oklahoma has a zero tolerance policy for minors found to be driving under the influence. You will receive a suspended drivers license for a period of six months for initial DUI convictions. In addition, the minor will be assessed penalties such as:

  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Participating in a substance abuse treatment program

Any alcohol or drug-related offense committed by individuals 18 or younger will be reported to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety whether or not it is driving related.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
Drivers in the state of Oklahoma must have a least liability car insurance on his or her vehicle. The minimum liability insurance coverage allowed is 20/50/25:

  • $25,000 bodily injury or death of one person
  • $50,000 bodily injury or death of two or more people
  • $25,000 property damage

You must show your insurance security information form in order to register your car in the state of Oklahoma.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What is the passing score for a written test?
If you want to obtain a driving permit in Oklahoma, you need to complete the steps required by the OK DPS. One of the most important steps is passing the written knowledge test, which takes its questions on road regulations and traffic signs from the Oklahoma Driver s Manual. In order to get a passing grade on this test, one must answer at least 80 percent of the questions correctly. Otherwise, you will not pass the test and you will not be able to receive an Oklahoma learning permit.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
The process to get motorcycle or moped title is the same as obtaining a regular motor vehicle title. To transfer title of your new or used motorcycle or moped, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Certificate of title, properly assigned and notarized
  • Proof of liability car insurance
  • Lien release document, if applicable
  • Current motorcycle registration
  • Odometer disclosure statement, if vehicle is nine years or younger
  • Bill of Sale or other purchase price documentation

You may apply for a motorcycle title transfer at a local tag agency.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

What languages is the written test available in?
One of the most important steps that a prospective driver must take is to pass the Oklahoma written test. This is the exam that takes questions from the Oklahoma Driver s Manual and focuses on traffic signs and road regulations. Applicants for a license to drive in Oklahoma will have to take the written exam in either English or Spanish. Additionally, these are the only two languages that the OK Driver s Manual is available in.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
If you are convicted of an Oklahoma DUI, your drivers license will be revoked. To reinstate revoked drivers license, you will have to do the following:

  • Have an alcohol and drug assessment
  • Attend an alcohol/drug safety course
  • Complete requirements as stated by the assessment counselor

Additionally, you will have to serve out your revocation period and pay any assessed fees to reinstate suspended drivers license. Also, an Ignition Interlock Device may have to be installed if ordered to do so by a judge.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
You are required by law to change address on DMV credentials within 10 days. If you do not change your address with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, you could face consequences such as failure to receive:

  • Legal notices.
  • Emergency Notifications.

It is in your best interest to keep your address information current with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
If you have an expired drivers license, you may be expecting to incur certain penalties for not meeting the due date. However, the state of Oklahoma is not like other states in that it does not penalize drivers with fines. They simply require testing or additional proofs, depending on the situation.

The breakdown of penalties is as follows:

  • Drivers with licenses expired for one year must provide proof of legal presence in the country or citizenship in the United States.
  • Drivers with licenses expired for three or more years must retake the vision test, written test and road skills exam.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
To register your vehicle with the Oklahoma Tax Commission, you will need to get car insurance. The minimum allowable coverage is liability insurance. Proof of insurance in the form of an insurance security verification form is the most common type of proof provided. The form must include information such as your name, address, and the company code of your insurance carrier. To find out more about what your verification form must contain, visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission Liability Insurance Verification webpage.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
The state of Oklahoma provides drivers with three separate ways to renew car registration. Residents can renew their documents online, in person or by mail with the Oklahoma Tax Commission. As for the processing time for these applications, the amount of days you must wait to receive your documents vary. In any case, if several weeks pass and you still have not received your renewed car registration; it is recommended that you contact the OTC directly. They will be able to help you find out if something occurred and when you can expect to receive your documentation.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
In Oklahoma, the renewed license will be issued immediately. The only applicants who will have to wait for drivers license renewal delivery are those drivers that apply while out of state. If several weeks pass and you have not received your renewed driver license; it is recommended that you contact the DPS directly. They will be able to help you find out if something occurred and when you can expect to receive your documentation.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
In the state of Oklahoma, young drivers need to pass two different exams before they can obtain a permit for driving in the state. These exams include a vision test and a written knowledge exam. The written knowledge requires drivers to study the Oklahoma Driver s Manual. This exam takes its questions from the information featured in this handbook, so that you can test your knowledge of the road regulations and traffic signs.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
To get an Oklahoma CDL license you will have to take several tests, including a general knowledge test and the CDL skills test. In addition, there is a written test for each endorsement that the OK DPS offers. The available endorsement tests are:

  • Airbrakes test
  • Combination vehicles test
  • Doubles/Triples test
  • Hazardous Materials test
  • Passenger Transport test
  • School bus test
  • Tanker test

To schedule a CDL skills test, make an appointment online.

For more information: Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
There are a number of things every applicant needs to do before they file their Oklahoma drivers license application. Some of the most important steps require these drivers to take and pass exams administered by the OK Department of Public Safety.

As for the specific tests that every applicant must take, they include:

  • A vision test.
  • A written knowledge test.
  • A driving test.

Drivers who fail any of these exams are required to take them again. The written and driving tests require applicants to wait at least one day before their second attempt.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
The minimum car insurance required in the state of Oklahoma is liability coverage. The minimum liability coverage you must have is 20/50/25. This ratio includes coverage of the following:

  • Bodily injury
  • Property damage
  • Uninsured motorist

You must be able to show proof of car insurance when pulled over by a law enforcement officer.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
Those prospective drivers who would like to obtain a standard driving license in Oklahoma must apply for a certain credential. It is known as the Class D drivers license. As opposed to the commercial Class A, B or C, this license is only used for the operation of standard vehicles and pickup trucks. In order to obtain this license to drive, a driver must complete the steps below:

  1. Pass the written and driving tests.
  2. Provide proper identification documents.
  3. Pay the necessary fee.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
If you fail to keep car insurance in the state of Oklahoma, you face stiff penalties if you are caught. The following are the penalties handed down for not complying with the Compulsory Insurance Law:

  • Fine of $250
  • 30 days in jail
  • Suspension of your driver s license and car registration

You may be served either a fine, jail time, or both in addition to having your license and registration suspended.

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
You may reinstate suspended drivers license after you have served your suspension term without incident. To reinstate your driver license, you will have to contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. You may submit a request concerning your driving record via an online form or by mail. To request information on how to reinstate your driver license contact the DPS:

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

Driver Compliance

P.O. Box 11415

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73136

Phone: 405-425-2059 or 405-425-2098

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

When does my car registration expire?
Every driver in Oklahoma should know exactly when their car registration expires. This document is important because driving around with an expired registration can result in tickets and fines. The good news is that there are a few easy ways to check the expiration date. First of all, you can simply look at the tab on your license plate, which will show you the month and year that your vehicle registration becomes invalid. Additionally, the Oklahoma Tax Commission mails out car registration renewal notices, which include the specific expiration date, to all those whose due dates are approaching.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

When does my ID card expire?
An Oklahoma ID card expires four years from the date that it was issued. You may renew ID cards up to one year before the expiration date. To renew, you may visit a Driver Exam station and present a secondary form of identification such as a school or employer photo ID to obtain a renewed ID card. If you fail to renew expired ID cards one year following the expiration date, then you will be required to furnish both a primary and a secondary form of identification to renew your id card.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
You are required by law to change address on DMV documentation within 10 days. You must provide both your old address and your new address when reporting an address change. To make it easy, there is an online address change portal available on the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety website. You may also apply by mail or by visiting your local tag agency in person.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Oklahoma

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
A bill of sale document is usually completed when one private parting is buying or selling a motor vehicle to another private party. In lieu of a bill of sale, drivers may obtain a Declaration of Vehicle Sale price from the Oklahoma Tax Commission website. It can be used in cases where a contract or bill of sale cannot be obtained.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oklahoma

When will I need to renew my license?
Drivers in the state of Oklahoma can renew drivers license credentials up to one year in advance of their expiration date. In the state of Oklahoma, each license lasts a period of four years.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
In the state of Oklahoma, there is only one place where an in-state driver can receive a drivers license copy. They must go in person to a nearby Motor License Tag Agency. Therefore, because drivers must go in person, they will receive their new credentials immediately. The only instance in which this may not occur is if the driver is located out of state when they apply for a drivers license replacement. In this case, the delivery time will vary, as these drivers must apply by mail.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
You can check your drivers license suspension in a number of ways. The methods include:

  • Complete a Records Request & Consent to Release for and submit it to:
  • Online form

You may request information on the status of your driver license via an online form request on the Oklahoma Department of Safety website.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Oklahoma

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
In the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Tax Commission is the agency responsible for carrying out services having to do with motor vehicle registration, including how to replace car registration. You can handle some services on their website, such as renewing car registration. They also make application forms available online. Oklahoma Tax Commission offices are located in both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas:

Oklahoma City Metro Area (Mail Office)

405- 521-3160

2501 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73194

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Or

Tulsa Metro Area

918-581-2399

440 South Houston, 5th Floor

Tulsa, OK 74127

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
An ignition interlock device is a device that is sometimes mandated for a driver to have installed in their vehicle if they are convicted of driving while intoxicated. As a condition of reinstating suspended drivers licenses, you will be responsible for the cost of an ignition interlock device. You can find out more information about these devices on the state of Oklahoma s Ignition Interlock Device webpage.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
Not all jurisdictions in the state of Oklahoma allow you to access your traffic ticket information online. In Oklahoma City, you may pay traffic tickets online if the citation given was the color pink. You may search for your citation information online using either your ticket number or your license plate number. For more information on your traffic ticket, find the contact information on your citation.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

Where can I get a new drivers license?
In order to obtain a license to drive in Oklahoma, a variety of measures must be taken. For starters, testing requirements must be completed. Then proper documentation needs to be shown to a Department of Public Safety employee. All of these steps need to be completed in one specific location. You need to go to a Driver License Exam station. These offices are located all across the state for the convenience of Oklahoma residents.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Oklahoma

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
You may send your application materials for a car title replacement to:

Oklahoma Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

2501 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73194

You may also apply for a duplicate title at a local tag agency.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

Where can I obtain an ID card?
To obtain an Oklahoma ID card, you must visit an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Driver Exam site. Thirty-five Driver Exam sites are located throughout the state of Oklahoma. Site hours vary by location, and some locations have limited hours, such as the Vinita DL Exam site, which is only open on Mondays. All locations are closed on state holidays.

For more information: How to Apply for an Oklahoma Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
All registered vehicles operating on public roadways in the state of Oklahoma must be insured. The minimum coverage for cars allowed is liability coverage. Examples of vehicles that must be insured include:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Mopeds/Scooters
  • RVs

For more information: Oklahoma Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
If you are under the age of 18, there is one extra step you must take in order to obtain a driving permit. You must have your parent sign the Oklahoma drivers permit application. The signature of a legal guardian will also suffice as it relates to consent. In any case, young drivers that cannot show the consent of such an adult will not be able to obtain their desired permit.

As for where you can apply for the credential, this process must be completed at a nearby Driver License Exam station.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Oklahoma

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
If a recent traffic ticket does not seems to show up on your driving record, wait at least two weeks. Tickets are not assessed immediately to a driving record. If a considerable length of time passes and the citation still does not show on your driving record, then contact the Department of Public Safety Records Management Division directly at 405-425-2262. Email is also an option at: recdmgmt@dps.state.ok.us.

An in-person visit is possibility as well:

Records Management Division,

Department of Public Safety

3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue, Room 206

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information: Your Oklahoma Driving Record

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
It is not always required that a driver takes a vision test during drivers license renewal in Oklahoma. This screening is only necessary in one instance: If your OK driving license has been expired for a period of three or more years, will you have to pass a vision test. If your credentials have been expired this long, you will also have to undergo additional testing. Other necessary exams include the written knowledge test and the road skills exam.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
No, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety does not automatically send drivers license renewal notices by mail. However, there is a way that you can have them notify you when it comes time to renew your drivers license. Simply visit the DPS website and click on the renewal notification link. You will be directed to a page where you must provide your email address. Once you have done so, the Department of Public Safety will notify you need to get ready to renew.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Oklahoma

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
You can receive points on your drivers license for certain violations. The following are common violations in which you may receive points on your driving record:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to stop for a school bus
  • Failure to obey stop sign or traffic light

Many other violations can result in having points to your driving record. Points are assessed even if the violation occurred outside the state of Oklahoma.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Oklahoma

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
If you are convicted of DUI, you may have to take an alcohol awareness course to reinstate suspended drivers license. In the state of Oklahoma, drivers that refuse a chemical test or are found to be above the legal blood alcohol limit can be convicted of driving under the influence. In addition to paying the fees and fines associated with reinstating your drivers license, you will also have to submit to an alcohol and drug assessment with the Oklahoma Department of Health. If an assessment counselor finds that you require treatment, then it will be handed down as a requirement to get your driving privileges back.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Oklahoma

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
Yes, you must fill out an application to replace car registration in the state of Oklahoma. To apply for a replacement car registration complete and sign an Affidavit for Replacement Tag and/Or Decal. On the application you must indicate the reason why you are requesting a car registration replacement and you must provide proof of liability car insurance. Also, the application has to be notarized.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
No, you do not need to present proof of car insurance to receive a duplicate car title. Though you must submit the following along with your application:

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Current registration decal number

The OK MVD requires that you submit proof of liability car insurance when apply for an original title or to transfer car title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oklahoma

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
Yes, you will. If your vehicle registration is set to expire, you will receive a car registration renewal notice in the mail on the first day of the month your credentials expire. Additionally, the Oklahoma Tax Commission gives drivers the option to receive these notices electronically. If you would prefer to get your notice this way, log on to the Convenient Auto Renewal System (CARS) website and sign up for the paperless option. This way, you will receive your notification via email.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
One of the most important things you must keep in mind is the importance of car registration validity in Oklahoma. Drivers who operate a motor vehicle with an expired registration tab will be pulled over and ticketed for the offense. So before you head out on the road again, be sure to take some time to find out the exact expiration date of your registration documents. You can do so by looking at the month and year on your tab. The most popular way is to wait for your OK car registration renewal notice to come in. This notice will feature the exact date you need to renew by, including the fees you must pay.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma