Welcome to the ONLINE Oklahoma Administrative Code and Register

The Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act [75 O.S., Sections 250 et seq.] requires the Secretary of State's Office of Administrative Rules to publish the Oklahoma Administrative Code and the Oklahoma Register.

Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC)

  • The OAC is a compilation of all:
    • permanent and preemptive rules that have been filed with the Secretary of State as of a given date.
    • executive orders that have been filed with the Secretary of State as of a given date.
  • The online OAC is unofficial and contains rules and executive orders as they appear in the database that is used to produce the official OAC. The database and the online OAC are updated as soon as possible after rules and executive orders become effective.
  • The official OAC is published annually in print and on CD, and is available from the Office of Administrative Rules. The first printed edition of the OAC was published in 1996, and new full editions are published every five years. Between publication of full editions, cumulative supplements to the OAC are published annually

Oklahoma Register

  • The Register contains:
    • permanent rules that have been "finally adopted" and will become effective at least 10 days after publication in the Register.
    • emergency and preemptive rules that have recently been approved by the Governor and are effective immediately upon the Governor's approval or a later date specified by the agency.
    • various rulemaking notices, including notices of rulemaking intent.
    • executive orders that have been recently issued by the Governor.
  • The Register is published two times a month --- on the 1st and 15th, or the first working day following the 1st and 15th.
  • The online Register is unofficial and is updated after each official issue is published.
  • The official Register is available in paper and on CD from the Office of Administrative Rules.