Special Notice to Oklahoma Insurance Professionals Regarding Declaration of Emergency: Emergency Adjuster Licenses


To: Oklahoma Insurance Companies and Licensed Insurance Professionals
From: Glen Mulready, Insurance Commissioner
Date: May 10, 2024
Re: Declaration of Emergency Adjuster Licenses



Effective May 10, 2024, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready ordered and declared an emergency pursuant to Section 6218 of the Oklahoma Insurance Code due to the severe outbreak of storms on or about April 25, 2024, through May 6, 2024. The catastrophic event caused widespread damage to the people and property in the following counties in the State of Oklahoma: Blaine, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Custer, Garfield, Hughes, Johnston, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Love, McClain, Murray, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Tilman, Wagoner, Washington, and Washita.

The declaration of emergency allows the Commissioner to issue a license as an emergency adjuster to any resident or nonresident applicant. It requires an Oklahoma-licensed resident adjuster to sponsor the applicant. An individual licensed as an emergency adjuster may only adjust claims related to the catastrophe and is valid for 90 days from the date the Commissioner issues the declaration.

For an applicant to apply for an emergency adjuster license, applications are required to be
submitted online. The online application will request information such as the catastrophe number (24-0267-EMG) and date (May 10, 2024), the resident sponsoring adjuster’s full legal name, and their Oklahoma license number. The cost of an emergency adjuster license is $15 per declaration. Detailed instructions on how to apply for an emergency adjuster license can be found at: https://www.oid.ok.gov/licensing-and-education/emergency-adjuster-license/

Questions concerning the Declaration of Emergency and Order should be directed to the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Legal Division at (405) 521-2746 or by email at oidlegal@oid.ok.gov.

Questions concerning the application process to obtain an emergency adjuster license should be directed to the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Licensing Division at (405) 521-3916 or by email at licensing@oid.ok.gov.