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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 Board is now complete for the FY2014/15 year but it is not too early to begin thinking about serving the industry by volunteering to be on the Board at a later time. If you are interested in any of the Board positions for the future, please click the link above and apply to serve Oklahoma.

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 08/06/2014
Special Announcements

  • *The test for Abstractor's license that was to be held on August 14, 2014, in Lawton, OK has been cancelled. The next test will be on September 18, 2014 at the new OAB office located at 421 NW 13th St., Suite 180, Oklahoma City, OK. An educational program will be provided beginning at 11:45 a.m. You may attend the education part at no extra charge other than your application fee for taking the test. Please call our office for more information. A list of all places and dates are under the "Related Topics" at the bottom of this page.

  • *The OAB office will be moving to 421 NW 13th St., Suite 180 (in the basement), OKC, ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2014. You may not be able to contact us by telephone on that day but please e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • *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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