Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forms
Familiarizing yourself with the Oklahoma DPS’s forms and completing them in advance is the surest way to minimize your time spent at the DPS office. Prior understanding of the paperwork will save the employee’s time as well, as there would be less time spent idly filling out forms. It also gives you a chance to know exactly what records and information are required ahead of time. One DPS trip could turn into two if you didn’t prepare and forgot records required for a particular form. Fortunately, many of the relevant DPS forms can be downloaded and/or printed out on the official Oklahoma website. This guide offers an overview of some of the most commonly used forms.
The Oklahoma Drivers Manual
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about anything and everything driving-related in Oklahoma, the drivers manual is the only source of information you need. Information about how to obtain a drivers license, titles, safe driving tips, state-specific traffic regulations, and penalties can all be found within its pages. After all, even the safest drivers need a refresher on the rules of the road every once in a while. The DPS regularly updates the manual, so you can always rely on its accuracy when you are studying for the driving skills test.
Request for Hearing or Modified Drivers License
If you ever need to appeal a conviction or similar issue, or appeal for a modified drivers license, you must fill out a request form. This is a common form used by drivers with suspended licenses who wish to regain certain driving privileges due to pressing circumstances, and by drivers who believe they were unfairly convicted of a violation. Upon completion, you must mail your form to the Oklahoma DPS Legal Division, where they will consider your request and contact you. Note that a fee is assessed if an appeal for a modified license passes.
Physical Disability Parking Placard Application
If you suffer from a mobility impairment issue, you qualify to park in designated handicap spaces. This is especially convenient in vast, crowded areas such as shopping malls and schools. The placard must be on display on your automobile at all times upon acquisition. A false application for a disability placard can result in steep fines and a misdemeanor. The Physical Disability Parking Placard Application must be filled out by you and a physician, and presented to the DPS. The doctor will need to describe the nature and duration of your condition, and upon assessment, the DPS will grant you the placard for a time amount deemed necessary.
Affidavit of Driver Training
People applying for a drivers license for the first time must have their parent or legal guardian fill out an Affidavit of Driver Training in the presence of a notary public at the DPS. This form is to provide proof to the DPS that you satisfied the minimum fifty hours of driver training, and the minimum ten hours of nighttime driving. This is a very important process, so don’t forget to bring your parent or legal guardian with you on this particular DPS trip.