DEQ Director Scott Thompson

From the Executive Director

Welcome to our new agency website.  We hope you find our new online home much easier to navigate.  The website is one of many projects in our strategic plan called Leading the Way.  As part of Leading the Way, one goal is to improve services to our customers and operate more efficiently. We invite you to follow our progress here. At DEQ, we aspire to use common sense and customer service approaches to achieve our mission, which is to protect people through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land on which we thrive, helping to make Oklahoma an even better place to live.  Each year, DEQ’s dedicated employees issue permits, respond to complaints, analyze water samples, issue air quality health advisories  … Read more

DEQ GIS Maps & Data

DEQ’s geographic information system (GIS) is used to manage visual representation of data in maps.  DEQ uses GIS to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and solve complex problems helping to make Oklahoma an even better place to live.  Visit the DEQ GIS Maps & Data website to explore maps and download data.  Data layers on our DEQ Data Viewer include air monitoring sites, Superfund sites, storm water sensitive areas, accredited laboratories and much more.

Septic – System/Lateral Line Locations

Records pertaining to an installed septic system may be obtained by contacting DEQ’s Central Records by email or at (405) 702-1188. Please be sure to have the physical address of the property in question.

If you have other questions or concerns about your septic system, you may contact your local DEQ representative. Go to our local offices webpage and click on the county in which you live.

Records Requests

Contact DEQ’s Central Records by email or at (405) 702-1188. Please be as specific as possible about the records you need.

If you are with a media organization, please contact Erin Hatfield, DEQ’s Communications Director by email or at (405) 702-7119.

Billing, Invoices, Payments

All questions pertaining to billings, invoices, or payments should be directed to DEQ’s Accounts Receivable HelpDesk via email or by calling (405) 702-1130.

Jobs at DEQ

Come grow your career with DEQ! If you have specific skills, experience, or a degree in a physical, chemical, or biological science, engineering, business administration, finance or accounting, DEQ is the place for you! Check out our current openings, then apply!


DEQ encourages recycling as a way to conserve resources and landfill space. Please visit our Recycling Information webpage for information about materials that can be recycled and where, and other tips and information about recycling. If you have additional questions, please contact one of DEQ’s recycling experts at (405) 702-5100.

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