Fair Housing: Oklahoma

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

Oklahoma Protected Classes

(State of Oklahoma Statutes Title 25 §§ 25-1451 - 25-1453)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Use of a service dog
  • Source of Income1

Other commentary: According to the Tulsa Apartment Association (TAA), the Attorney General's Office and local tenant advocate groups are all in agreement that the source of income protection listed in state law does not require owners to accept Section 8. The law is being interpreted to mean that if an owner accepts Section 8 vouchers, the owner cannot selectively discriminate against currently protected classes. For example, the owner cannot refuse to accept section 8 vouchers from women.

1Source of income Is defined in Title 25 §25-1452A(8) as any public assistance, alimony, or child support, awarded by a court, when that source can be verified as to its amount, length of time received, regularity, or receipt.

Norman Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Norman Protected Classes

(City of Norman Municipal Code § 7-104)​

In addition to enforcement of federal , state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ancestry
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Marital Status
  • Place of Birth
  • Sexual Orientation

Oklahoma City Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

Oklahoma City Protected Classes

(Oklahoma City Municipal Code § 25-39)​

In addition to enforcement of federal , state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ancestry
  • Creed
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation

Tulsa Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Tulsa Protected Classes

(City of Tulsa Municipal Code Title 5 Chapter 1 §104)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ancestry
  • Gender Identity (includes Gender Expression)
  • Marital Status
  • Sexual Orientation