What Do Oklahoma’s DPS & MVD Do?

There are two agencies in Oklahoma that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DPS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing OK drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The MVD handles vehicle registration and titling services for Oklahoma residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration.

As a new resident to Oklahoma, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state. At this time, vehicle inspections are not required to register your vehicle in Oklahoma.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Oklahoma DPS and MVD offer online services through their respective websites.

The DPS’ online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Ordering driver history
  • Motor vehicle records

The MVD’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations/license plates
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address updates
  • Vehicle notice of transfer

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the Oklahoma Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The DPS and MVD partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as online renewal systems, driver testing, CDL testing, motorcycle training and testing, and driver education including parent-taught driver education.

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety

3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Phone: (405) 425-2424

Office locations

OTC Motor Vehicle Services

440 South Houston, 5th Floor

Tulsa, OK 74127

Phone: (405) 521-3221

Offlce locations