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Application Instructions

Processing

Please allow 60-90 days for processing the complete application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and all processing fees are non-refundable. Applicants will receive their license at the mailing address listed on the application via 1st class mail. Denied applicants will receive written notification by 1st class mail.

Renewals

Licenses may be renewed any time within 90 days prior to the expiration. Expiration notification will be sent to the mailing address provided. (If your mailing address changes during your license term, please notify OSBI within 30 days.)

There is a 90-day grace period on license renewals; after 90 days, the license is considered expired and the applicant may no longer legally carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun.

If it has been over 3 years since your license has expired, you must process through the sheriff’s office in your county of residence and follow the initial applications instructions, however, it is not necessary to retake the training class. OSBI maintains a record of all training or exemption certificates submitted.

Expired Renewals

Expired renewals (those whose license expired more than 3 years ago) will follow the initial applicant instructions, except for the training requirement. OSBI maintains record of all training / exemption certificates submitted and no further proof of training is required.

What's the Hold Up?

View how OSBI processes applications.

After Applying

Approved applicants will receive their license at the mailing address listed on the application via First Class mail. Denied applicants will receive written notification by First Class mail as well.

Fees & Payment

A money order or cashier’s check in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) made payable to the sheriff covers the fee for fingerprinting and local agency criminal history record checks conducted by the Sheriff’s Office;  the table below represents fees to be paid to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. 

Initial Application 5 Year License $100
10 Year License $200
Renewal Application 5 Year License $85
10 Year License $170
Expired Renewal Application (License expired less than 3 years) 5 Year License $85
10 Year License $170
Expired Renewal Application (License expired more than 3 years) 5 Year License $100
10 Year License $200
Instructor's Application (Initials, Renewals & Expired Renewals) 5 Year License $100
10 Year License $200

Accepted Forms of Payment

Acceptable forms of payment include Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks, Electronic Funds Transfer, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. No personal checks, business checks or cash will be accepted. OSBI will still accept cashier's checks and money orders with paper applications.

Note: Effective November 1, 2015, the OSBI will no longer accept credit cards on a paper application. To pay with a credit card you must apply online. OSBI will still accept cashier's checks and money orders with paper applications.