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Welcome to the Oklahoma Abstractors Board!

The Oklahoma State Legislature adopted the Oklahoma Abstractor’s Law (Title 1) January 1, 2008, which directs the Oklahoma Abstractors Board to regulate Oklahoma’s abstract industry.

The office of the Oklahoma Abstractors Board (OAB) employs an Executive Director, Inspector and Administrative Assistant to staff the Board office. The Board issues Certificates of Authority, individual abstractor licenses as well as Permits to Develop Abstract Plants. In addition, the Board offers testing monthly to individuals seeking their abstract licenses.

The OAB also investigates consumer and industry complaints concerning abstracting issues and attempts to resolve them by using informal resolution methods.


Serve Oklahoma

The Governor has just appointed Kenneth McDowell to replace Herschel Beard as District 6 representative effective July 1, 2014.  Mr. McDowell is from Shawnee, OK, and is the County Manager for First American Title & Trust. Corky Heard, the Real Estate representative and Charles Nichols, District 5 representatve, have both been reappointed to their second terms.  The Banker position, currently held by Jerald Stringer, is still open at this time.  If you are interested in this position, please click the link above and apply to serve Oklahoma.

We urge all members of the abstracting industry to consider serving on the OAB Board.  The term is for four years and the duties and qualifications can be found in Title 1, Sections 22, 23 and 25. If you would like to apply for one of these positions, please click on the "Serve Oklahoma" link above for the application and instructions to submit to the Governor.



OAB Objectives
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  • Encourage and require high standards of abstract plant development and maintenance.
  • Encourage and require high standards and ethical practices, customer service and professional knowledge of licensees.
  • Provide quality service in issuance and renewal of Individual Abstractor Licenses, Permits and Certificates of Authority.
  • Assist consumers in resolving issues with abstract companies; safeguard the public interest; uphold State Statutes and Administrative Rules regarding Abstractors.


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Last Modified on 04/14/2014
Special Announcements

  • *The next test for Abstractor's license will be held on May 14, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the OLTA abstractor school which will be held at OSU Extension Campus, Oklahoma City, OK. An educational program will be provided beginning at 1:00 p.m. You may attend the education and testing part at no extra charge other than your application fee for taking the test. We have combined our test scheduled for the next day, May 15th, with this one for the school. Please call our office for more inforamtion. A list of all places and dates are under the "Related Topics" at the bottom of this page.

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  • *The new OAB BROCHURE can now be found under the "Notifications" tab on the left side of this page. Please feel free to print it off and share it.

  • *Coming soon, HB1032 requires all state agencies to offer online licensing. Online licensing will be in effect someday, but at this time we don't know when! A link wil be put on the front page as soon as it is available.

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