Consumer Assistance/Claims Division processes and investigates all complaints lodged by the public against insurance companies. This division also answers routine requests for information concerning insurance companies and policies.
A title is a legal form establishing a person or business as the legal owner of a vehicle. When you buy or inherit a vehicle, the title must be transferred into your name to verify the ownership has passed from the previous owner to you. The State of Oklahoma requires titles to be applied and issued within 30 days of obtaining ownership.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a rich heritage of proudly protecting Oklahomans since 1937. Governor E.W. Marland convinced the state legislature to create the Oklahoma Highway Patrol that year. A few dedicated troopers with little training and bare-bones equipment hit state highways and made an immediate impact. Today, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is one of the most modern state police agencies in the nation.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) is an instrumentality of the State of Oklahoma (the State) and a body corporate and politic created by statute in 1947. The Authority is authorized to construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects at locations authorized by the Legislature of the State of Oklahoma and approved by the State Department of Transportation. The Authority receives revenues from turnpike tolls and a percentage of the turnpike concession sales. The Authority may issue Turnpike Revenue Bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of turnpike projects and Turnpike Revenue Refunding Bonds for the purpose of refunding any bonds of the Authority then outstanding. Turnpike Revenue Bonds are payable solely from the tolls and other revenues of the Authority and do not constitute indebtedness of the State.
Industry studies have estimated up to 26 percent of vehicles traveling on Oklahoma roads may be uninsured, one of the worst rates in the nation. Due to revenue challenges, individual law enforcement agencies and district attorneys find it difficult to enforce Oklahoma’s Compulsory Insurance Law in an efficient manner. Thus, the UVED Program was created by statute in 2017 to address Oklahoma’s uninsured vehicle rate without overburdening citizens or the Courts.