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Upon receiving an 18/19 expungement, a person can say that, “no such action has ever occurred” and does not need to include it on their Self-Defense Act application.

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What happens to those of us with an SDA license between now and November 1, 2019?

Until November 1, 2019, Oklahomans carrying open or concealed must have a license to do so in places authorized for carry.

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Can I be reimbursed for the fees to obtain or renew my SDA license?

All fees previously incurred to obtain or renew an SDA license in Oklahoma are non-refundable.

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After Constitutional Carry goes into effect on Nov. 1, am I able to get a license to carry a gun in Oklahoma?

Yes, you can still go through the process to obtain a license after Nov. 1, 2019.  Oklahoma has reciprocal agreements with other states that recognize Oklahoma’s permit in their state. If you choose to not get a permit in Oklahoma and you travel to a state that requires a permit to carry open or concealed, then you are subject to the laws of that state.

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Can I continue to renew my SDA License after Constitutional Carry goes into effect on November 1, 2019?

Yes, you can continue to obtain or renew your SDA license in Oklahoma after November 1, 2019.

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Who do I make a cashier check/money order out to?

Please make your cashier check or money order payable to the OSBI.  Personal checks are not accepted.  Fingerprint fees are payable to and paid separately to the sheriff's office at the time of fingerprinting.

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There is a ninety-day grace period on license renewals beginning on the date of expiration, thereafter the license is considered expired and you are not legally allowed to carry a firearm in a manner that requires a license.

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If your fingerprint cards are rejected due to failure to meet quality standards, you must submit new fingerprint cards. You can return to the sheriff’s office in your county of residence, or visit another sheriff’s office or police department. You may find more success from a department that can take your fingerprints digitally. Please check with your local police or sheriff departments.  You may also submit your prints electronically through an authorized vendor.  To view locations, fees and instructions, visit www.identogo.com or call toll free 877-219-0197.

If you have 2 or more fingerprint rejections, OSBI offers fingerprinting services at our headquarters in Oklahoma City. OSBI fingerprinting services are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, except holidays.

Please note that legible fingerprints are a required component of the application process and the OSBI is unable to issue a license until acceptable fingerprints are submitted and processed.

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No, information regarding SDA applications is confidential, except to law enforcement officers or law enforcement agencies in the performance of their duties.

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No, information regarding SDA applications is confidential, except to law enforcement officers or law enforcement agencies in the performance of their duties.  Only the applicant or a member of law enforcement, for a law enforcement purpose, can check on the status of an application.

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Yes, for purposes of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the term "residency" applies if you or your spouse have permanent military orders within this state and you possess a valid driver license from another state where you claim residency.

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If your license is lost or stolen, submit a notarized statement requesting replacement of the lost or stolen license or use the CHANGE OF INFORMATION / REPLACEMENT LICENSE REQUEST FORM. The license replacement fee is $15.

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You will be denied a license if you have a pending charge, deferred sentence or deferred prosecution up until 3 years after final determination of the matter for 

-     a second or subsequent misdemeanor assault and battery;

-     misdemeanor assault and battery which caused serious physical injury to the victim;

-     misdemeanor aggravated assault and battery;

-     misdemeanor domestic assault and battery including assault and battery against a current or former spouse, 

       a present spouse of a former spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, 

       a person you are dating, an individual with whom you have a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household with you, 

       or a person living in the same household as you;  and/or

-     felony assault and battery.

Conviction for any of the assault and battery offenses listed above is a permanent preclusion.

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Title 21 O.S. §644 (C) says “Any person who commits any assault and battery against a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is in a dating relationship, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant shall be guilty of domestic abuse.”

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State law prevents anyone previously adjudicated as a delinquent child or a youthful offender for felony offenses, from possessing a firearm, being in a car with a firearm or living in a residence with a firearm (unless with a certified peace officer) for 10 years after the adjudication.  Furthermore, the Self-Defense Act specifically prohibits anyone adjudicated as a delinquent from eligibility.  The 10-year waiting period begins on the day of the adjudication and subsequent dismissal of the action does not restore eligibility until the 10 years has run.  The OSBI is required to check for juvenile records through the Juvenile Online Tracking System (JOLTS) maintained by the Office of Juvenile Affairs for anyone under the age of 29.

Convictions, pending actions and deferred sentences for felony charges and prohibited misdemeanors, including multiple convictions relating to intoxication and driving under the influence in state, federal or municipal courts could also be preclusive regardless of age at the time of arrest.

Court ordered mental health commitments and adjudications, suicide attempts or other conditions indicating mental instability and previous mental health treatment as defined by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, even if it occurred while an applicant was under the age of 18, may prevent the OSBI from issuing a gun license.

For more information, check out 21 O.S. §1283 - Convicted Felons and Delinquents (paragraph D), 21 O.S. §1290.10 - Mandatory Preclusions   21 O.S. §1290.11 - Other Preclusions.

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There is nothing in statute that addresses this question, therefore the OSBI cannot offer any advice or guidance.  We encourage you to check with the sheriff's office and other law enforcement agencies in your county of residence.

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OSBI's Legal Unit will notify you if your license has been suspended or revoked.  If you wish to appeal this decision, make a written request within 60 days to the OSBI Legal Division.

Furthermore, any handgun license which is suspended or revoked shall be returned to the OSBI.

If the basis for suspension or revocation requires a hearing before such action is taken, the OSBI will initiate proceedings and notify you of the date and time of the hearing.

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Please review the following statutory provisions:

TITLE 21 § 1290.22  -   BUSINESS OWNER’S RIGHTS

A.    Except as provided in subsection B of this section, nothing contained in any provision of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, … shall be construed to limit, restrict or prohibit in any manner the existing rights of any person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity to control the possession of weapons on any property owned or controlled by the person or business entity.

B.    No person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity shall be permitted to establish any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting any person, except a convicted felon, from transporting and storing firearms in a locked vehicle on any property set aside for any vehicle.

TITLE 21 § 1277  - UNLAWFUL CARRY IN CERTAIN PLACES

A.     It shall be unlawful for any person in possession of a valid handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self‑Defense Act to carry any concealed or unconcealed handgun into any of the following places:

  1.   Any structure, building, or office space which is owned or leased by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public;
  2.   Any meeting of any city, town, county, state or federal officials, school board members, legislative members, or any other elected or appointed officials;
  3.   Any prison, jail, detention facility or any facility used to process, hold, or house arrested persons, prisoners or persons alleged delinquent or adjudicated delinquent;
  4.   Any elementary or secondary school;
  5.   Any sports arena during a professional sporting event;
  6.   Any place where pari‑mutuel wagering is authorized by law; and
  7.   Any other place specifically prohibited by law.

B.     For purposes of paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of subsection A of this section, the prohibited place does not include and specifically excludes the following property:

  1.    Any property set aside for the use or parking of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority,
  2.    Any property set aside for the use or parking of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by any entity offering any professional sporting event which is open to the public for  admission, or by any entity engaged in pari-mutuel wagering authorized by law,
  3.    Any property adjacent to a structure, building, or office space in which concealed or unconcealed weapons are prohibited by the provisions of this section, and
  4.    Any property designated by a city, town, county, or state, governmental authority as a park, recreational area, or fairgrounds; provided nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to authorize any entry by a person in possession of a concealed or unconcealed handgun into any structure, building, or office space which is specifically prohibited by the  provisions of subsection A of this section.

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You must attend a minimum 16 hours firearms instructor school through the National Rifle Association (NRA), Oklahoma Rifle Association (ORA), Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), federal law enforcement agency or other professionally recognized organization. Afterwards, you will submit your school certificate, CLEET application and $100 to CLEET.  (Call 405-239-5110 or 580-310-0871 to receive a packet from CLEET.)   Once certified as an instructor, CLEET will send you a CLEET SDA instructor certificate.  

You can apply online.  Photos can be uploaded and credit card payments can be made online as well.  You will then take your summary sheet and a copy of your CLEET issued SDA instructor certificate to the sheriff's office in your county of residence.  The sheriff will take your fingerprints and submit the required items to the OSBI. You can download the OSBI application and submit two passport photos and $100 fee along with a copy of your CLEET certificate through your sheriff's office.

For more information, please visit the Instructor page.

Renewing instructors should apply online and send the summary sheet and a copy of the current CLEET instructor certificate to:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Self-Defense Act Licensing Unit
6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK  73116

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No, no additional training is required.

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SDA licenses can be renewed 90 days prior to expiration.You can re-apply as a renewal if your license expired no more than 3 years ago.If it has been over 3 years, you will be an “expired renewal.”  As an expired renewal, you  must process through the sheriff’s office in your county of residence, resubmit fingerprint cards and pay the fee as would a new applicant.

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If your license will expire in the next 90 days or has expired no more than 3 years ago, you may apply online or you may take or mail your completed application, required fee and 2 passport style photos to:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Self-Defense Act Licensing Unit
6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Please visit the renewal page for complete instructions.

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Oklahoma City , OK 73105

No, Oklahoma does not require handgun registration.

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Send in a written request for reinstatement including a certified copy of any court documents showing the basis for suspension is no longer in effect. If a fine was assessed, make sure to submit payment if you have not already done so.

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If denial of the application was due to failure to complete the process or failure to provide proof of training, you may supply the missing documents within 60 days and the OSBI will re-open your application.

If you are denied for those statutory provisions that have a time element, you must wait until the appropriate amount of time has elapsed before reapplying. For instance, if you are serving a deferred sentence for a felony offense, you must wait 3 years until final determination of the matter.

If denial was based on a condition that has since changed, you may reapply. For instance, if you were previously living with a felon or adjudicated delinquent and that is no longer the case, you may reapply.

Failure to “comply in good faith” and “significant character defects… as evidenced by a misdemeanor criminal record indicating habitual criminal activity” are considered permanent preclusions unless a hearing officer overturns the basis for denial at an appeal hearing. 

You must notify the OSBI in writing (by letter, email, or fax) within 60 days of OSBI's mailing the denial notification if you intend to appeal the denial of your SDA application.

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If born outside of the United States or its protectorates, you must provide proof of citizenship.Such proof includes copies of any of the following:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Consular report of birth abroad
  • U.S. Certificate of Natualization
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship

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Yes, you must be a citizen of the United States.

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No.  In order to be eligible for an Oklahoma SDA license, you must establish residency in the State of Oklahoma. For purposes of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the term "residency" shall apply to any person who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, and physically maintains a residence in this state or a person who has or is the spouse of someone who has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where such person claims residency

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No.  In order to be eligible for an SDA license you must be a resident of Oklahoma. For purposes of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the term resident is anyone who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, and physically maintains a residence in this state, or has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where residency is claimed.

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No.  Oklahoma does not allow for the transfer of a license; however, Oklahoma will honor a license issued by another state if it is still valid under the laws of that state.

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In order to be eligible for an SDA license you must, establish a residency in the State of Oklahoma. For purposes of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the term "residency" shall apply to any person who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, and physically maintains a residence in this state or has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where such person claims residency. There is no specific time requirement before you are eligible.

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In order to retain eligibility for an SDA permit, you must maintain a residence in Oklahoma. For purposes of the Oklahoma Self‑Defense Act, the term residency shall apply to any person who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, and physically maintains a residence in this state or a person who has or is the spouse of someone who has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where such person claims residency.

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If there are no exceptions, the OSBI will issue your license or deny the application within 60 days of receipt of the completed application and the required information from the sheriff.If exceptions are present, the OSBI will issue or deny within 90 days of receipt. Please note that the completed application includes answers to all questions on the application, a legible set of fingerprint cards, all required documents and any information requested in order to make an eligibility determination.

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Submit a notarized statement with the update name and/or address or use the Change of Information / Replacement License Request Form. If you wish to have a replacement license with the updated name or address, the fee is $15.

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Each state regulates firearms law differently and there is no obligation for one state to honor the handgun license or permit of another; therefore, we suggest that you verify with the state in question before traveling. Information to assist in this effort is on the handgun licensing page of OSBI’s website.

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Oklahoma recognizes any valid concealed or unconcealed carry weapons permit or license issued by another state.

If you are from a state that allows you to carry a handgun but does not issue permits or licenses, Oklahoma reciprocates under the permitting law of your state.

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Inpatient treatment for substance abuse is preclusive for three (3) years from the last date of treatment unless you present of a certified statement from a licensed physician stating that you have been free from substance use for twelve (12) months or more preceding the filing of an application for a handgun license.

A misdemeanor conviction relating to illegal drug use or possession is a permanent preclusion. A pending charge or deferred sentence or deferred prosecution will result in denial of your license application for 3 years from the final determination of the matter.

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You are not eligible for an SDA license if you are currently undergoing or in the last 3 years undergone treatment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder.For purposes of this paragraph, "currently undergoing treatment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder" means the person has been diagnosed by a licensed physician as being afflicted with a substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, psychological orientation, or memory that significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life.  The preclusive period is 3 years from the last date of treatment or until you can present a certified statement from a licensed physician stating that you are either no longer disabled by any mental or psychiatric illness, condition, or disorder or that you have been stabilized on medication for ten (10) years or more.

You will also be denied for attempted suicide or other condition relating to or indicating mental instability or an unsound mind which occurred within the preceding ten-year period.

Involuntary commitment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder and adjudication as an incompetent person are permanent preclusions as well.

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If you are currently subject to a permanent victim’s protective order authorized by the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act, you are ineligible for an SDA license.The preclusive period is 3 years from the date of the entry of the final court order, or 60 days from the date the order was vacated, canceled or withdrawn;

Regardless of the date of issue, your license will be denied because you are federally ineligible to possess a firearm if you are currently subject to a court order that 

  1.  was issued after a hearing for which you received actual notice, and had an opportunity to participate; 
  2.  restrains you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and 

(a) includes a finding you represent a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or 

(b) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury;

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The Self-Defense Act prohibits individuals with arrests/pending charges for felony offenses and the following misdemeanor offenses from eligibility:

a. assault and battery, which caused serious physical injury to the victim, or any second or subsequent assault and battery conviction;

b. aggravated assault and battery;

c.  stalking;

d. violation relating to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act,or any violation of a victim protection order of another state;

e. any conviction relating to illegal drug use or possession; or

f. an act of domestic abuse or domestic assault and battery.

OSBI will initiate suspension proceedings upon being made aware of arrests for any of the offenses listed above.OSBI will also take similar action if a 2nd or subsequent conviction for public intoxication is brought to our attention.  A second or subsequent DUI and/ or intoxication conviction will require a doctor’s statement that the individual is not in need of substance abuse treatment. If no certifying statement is provided, the license will be suspended until 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence.

If convicted of a felony or any of the misdemeanors listed in a thru f above, OSBI will pursue a revocation of SDA license.

SDA licenses holders can also have their license suspended if convicted of any of the following:

Unlawful Carry

Carrying Firearms Where Liquor is Consumed

Allowing Minors to Possess Firearms

Carrying Weapons Under Influence of Alcohol

Furnishing Firearms to Incompetent Persons

Giving Firearms to Convicted Persons

Discharging Firearm

SDA license holders can have their license revoked if convicted of the following:

Misdemeanor Pointing Firearm

Reckless Conduct, pursuant to Title 21 § 1289.11

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If you have a warrant out for your arrest you may be a “fugitive from justice” pursuant to federal law and would be ineligible to possess a firearm.  If you are federally ineligible to possess a firearm, you will be denied a handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. You are considered a federal "fugitive from justice" if the following conditions exist:

  1. You have have fled the state
  2. for the purpose of avoiding prosecution or to avoid giving testimony, and 
  3. are subject to imminent criminal prosecution or testimonial obligation.

If you are subject to a felony warrant in this state, another state or the United States, your handgun license application will be denied pursuant to Title 21 Oklahoma Statute § 1290.10 (11).

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If you are pardoned for non-violent felony offenses you are eligible for a license if no other preclusion is present. Pursuant to Title 57 Oklahoma Statutes § 571 (2) "Nonviolent offense" means any felony offense EXCEPT the following, or any attempts to commit or conspiracy or solicitation to commit the following crimes:

Click here for the list of violent crimes as defined by Oklahoma Statute

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You are ineligible if you have two or more convictions for public intoxication until 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence.

You are also ineligible for 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence if you have 2 or more convictions for Driving under the Influence and/or Intoxication unless you provide a certified statement from a licensed physician stating that you are not in need of substance abuse treatment.

A single conviction is not preclusive.If the sentence of your most recent conviction is over 3 years old, you are not precluded. Please note that this is for misdemeanors only.A felony conviction is a permanent preclusion.

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The Self-Defense Act prohibits individuals with pending charges and/or convictions for certain offenses from having a license. In addition to felony offenses, the following misdemeanor offenses are specifically listed in statute:

         a.           assault and battery, which caused serious physical injury to the victim, or any second or subsequent assault and battery conviction;
         b.           aggravated assault and battery;
         c.            stalking;
         d.           a violation relating to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act, or any violation of a victim protection order of another state;
         e.           any conviction relating to illegal drug use or possession; or
         f.            an act of domestic abuse or domestic assault and battery.

In addition, you are ineligible if you have two or more convictions for public intoxication until 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence.

You are also ineligible for 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence if you have 2 or more convictions for Driving Under the Influence and/or Intoxication unless you provide a certified statement from a licensed physician stating that you are not in need of substance abuse treatment.

You can also be denied if you have significant character defects evidenced by a misdemeanor criminal record indicating habitual criminal activity.

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You must have a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, or have or be the spouse of someone who has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where you claim residency.

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5 or 10 years

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The processing fee is nonrefundable in the event of a denial of a handgun license or any suspension or revocation subsequent to the issuance of a license.

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Ardmore Veterans Center
1015 S. Commerce Ardmore, OK 73402
United States
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First time applicants and expired renewals (over 3 years since license expiration) are $100 for a 5-year license and $200 for a 10-year license.

Renewals are $85 for a 5-year license and $170 for a 10-year license.

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If you have a conviction on your record and you obtain an expungement from a district court, you may still be eligible to obtain a concealed handgun license. You should obtain the expungement before applying for a handgun license. If you apply for a license and then attempt to get an expungement, the expungement will not be retroactive; the OSBI will evaluate your handgun license application and consider whatever was on your criminal history record at the time you applied.

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The following individuals may be exempt from all or part of the required training and qualification course:

  1. A firearms instructor registered with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the Oklahoma Self‑Defense Act;
  2. An active duty law enforcement officer of this state or any of its political subdivisions or of the federal government;
  3. A retired law enforcement officer authorized by this state pursuant to Section 1289.8 of this title to carry a firearm;
  4. A CLEET-certified armed security officer, armed guard, correctional officer, or any other person having a CLEET certification to carry a firearm in the course of their employment;
  5. A person on active military duty, National Guard duty or regular military reserve duty who is a legal resident of this state and who is trained and qualified in the use of handguns;
  6. A person honorably discharged from active military duty, National Guard duty or military reserves within twenty (20) years preceding the date of the application for a handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self‑Defense Act, who is a legal resident of this state, and who has been trained and qualified in the use of handguns;
  7. A person retired as a peace officer in good standing from a law enforcement agency located in another state, who is a legal resident of this state, and who has received training equivalent to the training required for CLEET certification in this state; and
  8. Any person who is otherwise deemed qualified for a training exemption by CLEET.

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You must successfully complete a firearms safety and training course from a certified SDA firearms instructor and demonstrate competency and qualification with a pistol authorized for carry by the Oklahoma Self‑Defense Act. You will submit the original certificate of training with your application for a handgun license. No duplicate, copy, facsimile or other reproduction of the certificate of training or exemption from training shall be acceptable as proof of training.  Certificates expires after three years.

If you are exempt from the training requirements, you must show the required proof to an SDA firearms instructor to receive an exemption certificate. The original exemption certificate must be submitted with your application.

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You can apply online or applications are available at all Oklahoma county sheriffs’ offices, by contacting the OSBI or on this website.

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Forensic Science Center (0)

General Questions (5)

The OSBI participates in a practicum student program, in which college students can partake.  There is an online application that must be completed and returned.  In addition, please submit a copy of your transcript with the application.  University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) students should coordinate the practicum through Dr. Adams.  Applicants from universities that are not partnered with the OSBI will need a faculty sponsor and to be enrolled for college credit in a course compatible with the field of interest.  A letter of recommendation from your faculty sponsor along with the application materials must be mailed to:

OSBI Practicum Program
800 E. 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034

The practicum program will typically involve a short rotation through each of the OSBI forensic units, and each student will then be assigned a specific discipline where he/she will gain laboratory experience in that particular discipline.  The application for the practicum program must be submitted before the following dates:

  • A spring semester practicum application be must received no later than the third week in September prior to the spring semester.
  • A summer semester practicum application must be received no later than the third week in February prior to the summer semester.
  • A fall semester practicum application must be received no later than the third week in February prior to the fall semester.

Click here for more information and a full list of the opportunities and other information at the OSBI.

The Firearms and Toolmarks Unit is unable to release case information to civilians. Please, contact the case agent or investigating agency for information regarding your property.

Information regarding Firearms cases that may have a need to have comparisons to other geographical locations:

The Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) is the equipment and program used to upload images of fired cartridge cases into the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network (NIBIN), which is maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Using crime data, the ATF has established ‘default,’ or automatic search areas, for each IBIS unit.  The OSBI’s IBIS unit is automatically searched to the following jurisdictions: ATF-Walnut Creek (CA), Tulsa PD (OK), Oklahoma City PD (OK), Fort Worth PD (TX), FBI (nationally), Dallas PD (TX), Arlington PD (TX), Albuquerque PD (NM) and Mesquite PD (TX).  What this means to officers in Oklahoma is that when you submit a firearm or fired cartridge case to the OSBI for entry into NIBIN, your evidence is only searched/compared to evidence from those areas listed above.  Your evidence is not automatically searched/compared against NIBIN entries from across the entire nation.

There are times when an officer has an investigative lead that may require that we expand our NIBIN search to include NIBIN entries from other areas of the United States. When this occurs, a manual correlation may be requested and conducted. This may be done by IBIS region, state, or even specific city.

Some examples of situations that may indicate that we need to expand the search area include:

  • A subject with past violent criminal history outside of the automatic IBIS search area;
  • A subject with known travel plans to/from locations that have them traveling through Oklahoma and on to other states;
  • A subject with past residences outside of the automatic IBIS search area; or
  • A firearm associated with possible drug trafficking across states.

If the need arises to have the firearm(s) and/or fired cartridge case(s) from crime scenes compared to another geographical location, contact the OBSI Firearm and Toolmark Unit to discuss an additional search.

At this time, it is not feasible to compare every firearm and/or fired cartridge case from crime scenes to the whole nation. This not only delays the results from being returned, it also delays results being returned to other agencies, as the program and servers can only perform so many correlations at a time. This is why we ask each agency to contact the OSBI Firearm and Toolmark Unit when asking for a manual correlation, to ensure our resources are used optimally.

 

If your agency has any unsolved cases that may benefit from a manual correlation to another region outside of the automatic IBIS search area and has already been submitted and entered by the OSBI, this manual correlation can likely be performed without the re-submission of that evidence. Please, contact the OSBI Firearm and Toolmark Unit to further discuss this potential investigative lead.

 

If you have any further questions or comments, please, do not hesitate to contact the OSBI Firearm and Toolmark Unit at 405-330-6724 or toll-free at 800-522-8253.

In compliance with Title 63 Oklahoma Statutes, Sections 2-507 and 2-505(B), the OSBI will accept controlled dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.  Chemicals for destruction should be packaged separately from controlled dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia.

Syringes and sharp objects must be packaged in a puncture-proof container.

The following types of items will NOT be accepted by the OSBI for destruction:

  • Biohazardous materials or items contaminated with biohazard substances (blood, semen, etc.)
  • Explosives of any kind, including firecrackers and ammunition
  • Lighters
  • Batteries

Evidence Packaging & Submittal (6)

No. Due to chain of custody issues and the laboratory's desire to communicate with the submitting officer regarding the submission of evidence, the evidence should be hand delivered to one of the OSBI’s laboratories.

Toxicology evidence is typically submitted by mail through a carrier service (United States Postal Service, UPS, or Federal Express).  Evidence may also be received in person from submitting officers.

No. For safety concerns, firearms may not be mailed for submission. However, all OSBI laboratory locations accept firearms evidence and will transfer such evidence to the Firearm and Toolmark Unit located in Edmond, OK.

All firearms must be unloaded when submitted – no exceptions. Firearms should be submitted in a handgun box or manila envelope with all factory seals reinforced with tape and initials.  For firearms evidence not needing Biology and/or Latent Print analysis, the item may be submitted in a sealed plastic bag. Loose ammunition should never be packaged in the same container as a firearm.

Firearms & Toolmarks (4)

Revolvers, single shot and/or break-open shotguns, lever action rifles, bolt action rifles or shotguns, antiques / muzzle loaders / blackpowder, or hunting rifle calibers (i.e. 30-06 SPRG, 7mm Mauser, 303 British, 308 WIN, 243 WIN).

  • Semi-automatic pistols of the following calibers:
    •           22 LR / 22 Long Rifle
    •           25 Auto / 25 ACP
    •           32 Auto / 32 ACP
    •           380 Auto / 9mm kurz / 9mm Corto
    •           9x18 MAK / 9x18 Makarov
    •           9mm Luger / 9mm Parabellum
    •           357 SIG
    •           40 S&W / 40 Auto
    •           10mm Auto
    •           45 Auto / 45 ACP
  •    Semi-automatic rifles of the following calibers:
    •           22 LR / 22 Long Rifle
    •           223 REM / 5.56x45mm (example: AR-15)
    •           7.62x39mm (example: AK-47)
    •           Rifles that fire any of the above pistol calibers
  •    Pump-action shotguns
  •    Semi-automatic shotguns

IBIS stands for the Integrated Ballistics Identification System. It is a database of cartridge case images. When a cartridge case is entered into the system, a proprietary algorithm returns a list of possible ‘matches.’  IBIS does not identify a specific firearm but rather provides investigative leads that must be verified on a comparison microscope by a firearms examiner.

 NIBIN stands for the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network. NIBIN is accessed through IBIS.

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DNA analysis will not be performed on brief contact items. Brief contact items are those items considered unlikely to contain sufficient transfer of 

skin cells to the object. Examples of brief contact items would include door handles, counter tops, etc. Touch DNA analysis can be performed on 

items that would result in skin cells being left on objects due to extended contact. Examples of Touch DNA extended contact items would include 

some clothing, cigarette butts, straws, bottles, cans, etc.

1. The evidence submitted has to be from a crime scene
2. The evidence cannot be seized from the suspect’s person or his possession
3. The profiles developed are not from the victim(s)

Please remember evidence can be informative for your case without being CODIS eligible; for example, victim blood on suspect pants.  

For additional guidance or to discuss a specific case, please contact the CODIS Unit.

Offender samples used by the DNA Databank do not have an associated chain of custody and are generally inadmissible in court.  A new sample is needed to do a direct comparison between the individual listed in the CODIS hit letter and your case.  No statistical analysis can be performed without a known DNA sample.

No, the offender collection kits are for the DNA Databank only. They do not have a chain of custody associated with them, and are not considered

evidence. You do not need a special kit to collect a known DNA sample. Using sterile swabs and storing them in a sealed evidence envelope is

sufficient.

No, offender DNA samples/profiles are confidential and cannot be released for use in a civil case. Other samples to consider: paternal grandparents,

paternal (full) siblings, medical samples such as biopsy slides, or teeth.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation facilitates the use of a national DNA database, which is called the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) 

 database.  It can be used to search profiles within the state of Oklahoma and throughout the United States.  CODIS is a useful tool in providing 

  investigative leads to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. It is particularly useful when there are no suspects or a suspect has not yet 

  been developed. CODIS is also providing useful information on cold cases. 

Yes, if there is no suspect and there is evidence from the crime scene, a DNA profile can be obtained and entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database to attempt to develop an investigative lead. If there is a CODIS hit to an unknown suspect, then a hit letter will be sent to the investigator. At that time a known buccal swab should be obtained from the individual and submitted to the laboratory. Comparisons will then be made between the known reference sample and the evidence submitted. 

In most cases, the amount of sample that is required for DNA analysis is minimal, and every effort is made to keep at least half of the stain for additional testing if necessary.  If a sample will be consumed in testing, the laboratory will contact the assigned officer or District Attorney’s office to obtain written permission to consume the sample.

Every case is different. An analysis is dependent on the number of samples that were submitted and the current backlog of the laboratory at the time. The duty biologist or supervisor of the laboratory analyzing the evidence may be contacted to get an estimate of the turn-around time. Estimates should not be mistaken for guaranteed time frames.

A known reference sample is a DNA sample obtained from a particular individual (i.e. buccal swab from a victim or suspect). Known reference samples should be collected as buccal swabs. A buccal swab is a swabbing of the inside of a person’s cheek and gum area. A sterile swab should be used when taking a known reference sample. A minimum of two swabs should be used, and these swabs should be taken at the same time. The swabs should be allowed to air dry in a swab box or another appropriate container. The packaging should be clearly labeled with the individual's name. The buccal swabs do not need to be refrigerated. Known reference samples from the medical examiner’s office are typically submitted on a blood card.

Samples should be collected in a way that will avoid sample destruction and degradation.  Biological evidence is best preserved in a dry, cooler

environment.  Items of evidence should be packaged in brown paper sacks, evidence envelopes, or similar packaging material.  Biological

evidence should never be packaged in plastic bags.  Specific packaging information can be found in the Evidence Collection Manual.

Biological evidence must be retained in accordance with Title 22 S 1372-A.  "A criminal justice agency having...custody of biological evidence from a violent felony offense...shall retain and preserve that biological evidence for such a period of time as any individual convicted of that crime remains incarcerated."

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Storage of specimens shall be accomplished in such manner to uphold the identity and integrity of specimens, maintain chain of custody, exclude tampering with and unauthorized access to or exchange or loss of specimens, and provide requisite security for evidentiary purposes.  Refrigeration of biological samples is recommended.

Contact the Criminalist who issued the report.

Blood samples should be collected in grey top tubes (or equivalent) containing 10% potassium oxalate and sodium fluoride to preserve the samples.  The OSBI provides grey top tubes and/or blood vials containing these preservatives to customers (OSBI Blood Specimen Collection Kit or Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Kits).  Hospital or clinical specimens containing serum or plasma collected pursuant to medical treatment may also be submitted.  NOTE:  Serum/plasma ethanol concentrations are higher than corresponding whole blood concentrations.

The Toxicology Lab will also analyze urine (drug-facilitated sexual assaults) and unknown liquids believed to contain alcohol (alcoholic beverage content).

Yes, the OSBI Toxicology Lab is accredited by the American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Learn about the OSBI Forensic Science Center lab accreditation.

OSBI Blood Specimen Collection Kits are available to law enforcement agencies in the State of Oklahoma.  Drug 

Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) kits are also available for hospitals. 

Contact information and request form on obtaining blood kits or DFSA kits.  

The defendant’s retention specimen will be retained for 60 days from the date of collection in accordance with Title 47 O.S. § 752. Remaining specimens involving impaired driving may be destroyed after 4 months from the date received by the OSBI.

You or your attorney may request an independent test of your blood sample at your own expense. You are responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the independent testing of your sample.

Click here for the form to request independent testing of your blood sample.

For defense attorney's requesting independent testing of their client's blood sample, please fill out the letter template here, print the letter template on your firm's official letterhead and mail to:

Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation
Attn: Toxicology Unit
800 E. 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034

The request can also be faxed to 405-330-6974 or emailed to toxicology@osbi.ok.gov.

 

You or your attorney can contact the District Attorney in the county of offense, the Department of Public Safety, or you may send a letter to the OSBI requesting your blood test results. Click here for the form to request a copy of your blood test results.
For defense attorney's requesting the blood test results for their client, please fill out the letter template here, print the letter template on your firm's official letterhead and mail to:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Attn: Toxicology Unit
800 E. 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034

The request can also be faxed to 405-330-6974 or emailed to toxicology@osbi.ok.gov.

 

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Upon receiving an 18/19 expungement, a person can say that, “no such action has ever occurred” and does not need to include it on their Self-Defense Act application.

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No. Your record can be checked by sending in a request to the OSBI.

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Yes.  Even if a person qualifies for expungement, the State can object to an expungement being granted.

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No.  If a person is eligible for expungement, the age of the record will not disqualify them.

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The OSBI cannot pre-approve someone for expungement.  However, the statutory categories for people who are eligible for expungement are listed in Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, in section 18(A).  View the Expungement pamphlet.

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After receiving a certified copy of the order, expungement of court records can take about one month after the OSBI receives the order, expungement of arrest records usually takes a similar amount of time after receipt of the order and the required fee.

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When you send the OSBI your Petition for Expungement or an Order of Dismissal and/or Expungement you should include the following information in order to successfully complete your expungement:  The OSBI needs to know your name, social security number, date of birth, the crimes that you were charged with, the date of your arrest, and the disposition (end result) of your arrest and/or charges in court. 

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Anyone qualified under the applicable statute can file the paperwork necessary to begin the expungement process.

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There are specific paperwork, notice, and legal requirements necessary in order to successfully petition for an expungement of your arrest records.  The OSBI strongly suggests you get a lawyer to advise you of the proper actions to take.  If you decide to represent yourself, the court will hold you to the same standards for knowing and following the applicable law as it would an attorney.

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Expunging your court record is free.  Expunging your arrest record requires paying a $150 processing fee.  It may also require fees be paid to local law enforcement agencies expunging their records.  The OSBI accepts cashier’s checks or money orders.  Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted.

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Section 18 expungement allows a person to expunge their entire arrest record.  A Section 991(c) expungement allows a person who received a deferred sentence to expunge their plea, and have the disposition of their case updated to show the case has been dismissed.  The disposition will say, “pled not guilty, case dismissed”.  However, a 991(c) expungement will not expunge (remove) the arrest record.

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Expungements allow you to seal your court record or arrest record.  This prevents the public from having access to the information.

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No.  Expungements do not allow destruction of physical records. Additionally, identifying information, including fingerprints may still be maintained by the OSBI by law. Such identifying information, however, will not reference or be attached to the sealed arrest information.

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Multiple arrests in the same county can be filed for in one petition, however, a separate petition must be filed for each county where a person has records they want expunged.

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A court order is required to have anything completely removed or expunged from the OSBI files.  You should contact an attorney or legal aid to see if you meet the qualifications.

The full name and date of birth (or approximate age) of the person to be searched (mandatory).  All known aliases, which include maiden and previous married names, and the purpose of the request, should also be provided. The person’s race, sex and social security number are optional but providing them will result in a more thorough search.  A signed release is NOT required.

You can go to your local law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted. You need to take photo identification and provide a short statement explaining your situation. The statement should also include your mailing address and daytime telephone number. In order to maintain the integrity of the fingerprints, the law enforcement agency must mail the fingerprint card to the OSBI, along with your statement and a copy of your photo identification. Upon receipt, we will process your prints and mail the results directly to you.

You will need to come to our office to be fingerprinted.  Please bring photo identification.  We will compare your prints against the ones on file under your information; we will also run your fingerprints through our fingerprint system (AFIS).  If it is determined you do not have a record in our files, we will give you documentation stating this.   Your information cannot be removed from the other person’s record.  This is a bone fide alias; the person has used it once and may use it again.   After you have finished the fingerprint process, any future commercial inquiries on your information will still get a copy of the record; however, we will also contact the requestor and explain that you have been a victim of identity theft.

We do not maintain juvenile criminal history information unless the juvenile is certified as an adult by the court.

There are procedures throughout the judicial system to furnish us with the information that shows the outcome of the case.  However, we do not always receive that information.  Ultimately it is the responsibility of the individual to make sure his/her record is complete.

The charges listed on a criminal history record are those the arresting agency indicated on the fingerprint card.  A person can be arrested for one offense, but formally charged with an entirely different offense.  This is common practice.  The final disposition should note what charge(s) were filed and the outcome.  If you still feel the charge at arrest is incorrect, you will need to contact the arresting agency.  

When you have successfully completed a deferred sentence, your original plea of guilt or no contest can be removed from the record and the case is dismissed.  You will need to contact the Court Clerk’s and/or District Attorney’s Offices for a certified copy of your deferred dismissal order.   Your record can then be updated to reflect a disposition of – Pled Not Guilty, Case Dismissed.  The arrest will still be a part of your record; only the original plea is removed/expunged.

The OSBI criminal records are a history of a person’s arrests, not just convictions.  The OSBI maintains records of arrest, meaning that even if a person is not convicted, or even if charges are never filed, the record of the arrest can still exist

A court order is required to have anything completely removed or expunged from the OSBI files.  You should contact an attorney or legal aid to see if you meet the qualifications.

If charges were filed, send certified document(s) to OSBI, Attn: CDC&A Unit, 6600 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

If charges were not filed, obtain all necessary document(s) and send to OSBI, Attn: CHMU, 6600 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

We can accept faxes only from law enforcement agencies and the courts.  A certified hard copy must also be mailed.  We cannot accept faxes from individuals.

Many people interpret the “felony” listed below the charge at arrest as a conviction.  (This information appears next to the "severity").  This is the "alleged" charge at the time of arrest and indicates the person was arrested for a felony offense, not necessarily what was filed by the prosecuting attorney. 

All of the information that we receive comes on a fingerprint card from the arresting agency.  If you feel the charge information is wrong, contact the arresting agency.  Upon review of their records, the arresting agency should contact the OSBI with the results. 

Arrest fingerprint cards must be submitted to the OSBI.  If the fingerprint card was not submitted or the fingerprints were not retained because of poor quality, we will not have a record.

If you have ever been arrested and fingerprinted, you will in all probability have an arrest record on file.

Court records are maintained by the court clerk and the OSBI.  This information includes the crimes that a person is charged with, the resolution of the case, and all the pleadings and filings during the case.  Arrest records are maintained by the arresting agencies and the OSBI, this information includes the crimes that a person is arrested for, not necessarily the same crimes that they are charged with by the district attorney.

Searches of the Department of Corrections Sex Offender Database and Violent Offender Database can be obtained for a fee of $2.00 each ($4.00 for both).  Please check with the requesting authority to determine if these additional searches are required.

Complete and submit a Criminal History Record Check Form along with the fee of $19.  One set of inked fingerprints taken on an applicant fingerprint card must accompany the Criminal History Information Request Form or letter.   Cards should not be folded, stapled or altered in any way.  The card must be signed and dated by the printing officer and the person being printed.  All information blocks must be filled in completely and legibly. Printing service should be available through your local police department or sheriff’s office. Fingerprint searches require a minimum of four weeks to complete; replies are made by mail.

We provide fingerprint-based arrest and/or conviction data for serious misdemeanors and felonies from the State of Oklahoma only. Un-reported arrests, arrests where fingerprints were not taken or arrests where fingerprints were of insufficient quality will not be a part of the OSBI criminal history record.  We do not provide criminal history information from other states. A national search of records maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not available to the public through this agency or by direct contact with the FBI.  We do not provide driving records.

In-person service for a single record check usually requires a wait of ten to fifteen minutes; generally, multiple requests left at the customer window are completed on the same day or by the following day. 

Please allow one to three weeks for processing and return of regular mail requests.

Priority or Overnight Express requests are processed in one to three days from the date they are received.  If Priority or Overnight return service is desired, a pre-paid envelope must be included.  

If requests by mail are not received within thirty days, please contact the Criminal History Reporting Unit at 405-848-6724. 

Faxed requests are generally processed within two to five business days of receipt.  OSBI’s criminal history request form requires customers to provide a dedicated fax number (a line used only for faxing – no phone calls) for the return results.  If your bank or credit card does not show a charge for faxed requests within one business day of faxing or if fax results are not received within five business days of the charge to your bank or credit card, please contact the Criminal History Reporting Unit at 405-848-6724.

Criminal History Record Requests will be returned in the manner received.

Acceptable methods of payment include cash (in-person requests only), money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cashier’s checks, certified checks, government checks or warrants, and business checks imprinted with the company name and address and made payable to the OSBI. Personal checks are NOT accepted.

There is a $15.00 processing fee for each person searched; the fee is set by state statute and cannot be waived or reduced.

To make a record check request in person, complete and submit a Criminal History Record Check Form at our headquarters location.  All requests must be typed or legibly printed in ink. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. We are located in the Broadway Executive Office Park one-half block west of the Broadway Extension on Northwest 63rd  -  our address is 6600 North Harvey Place, Oklahoma City, OK  73116.   Requests can also be faxed or mailed and will be returned in the manner received.

That is up to each person or company that checks your criminal history.  The OSBI cannot tell anyone what will happen due to their having a record.

The OSBI cannot advise anyone about whether a specific incident will appear on their criminal record.  The best course of action is to request a copy of your criminal history so that you can see exactly what is on it. 

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Karen Nichols, Accounting Supervisor

800-522-8017 ext 2966

or 405-879-2966

karen.nichols@osbi.ok.gov

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. 

Thank you for your collection efforts in support of law enforcement activities.  

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The list of civil filing fees allows Court Clerks to charge and retain an Additional Administrative fee of 10% above OSBI's portion to help cover the costs of collecting and apportioning the fees. This is in addition to any court costs directly assessed to the offender.

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On-Line Fees:  Enter actual amount collected into the fee entry line in the subtotal field.  Paper forms:  Partial fee collections should be reported as a decimal.  The amount paid is divided by the fee amount to arrive at the number to report using three places to the right of the decimal point; for example:  Total Forensic Fees amount collected = $611.23 divided by $5 for each fee = 122.246 fees

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  A.  On-Line Entry can be accessed in the Court Fee Reporting page.  

 B. Paper Forms:  After completing the on-line form, print it out and forward it along with remittance to OSBI to the address indicated at the bottom of the form.  

Do not send in-house report forms unless they are formatted with the detail information required.

AFIS, Forensic, Laboratory and DNA fees may be combined in one check.  Do not include ODIS fees with Assessment fee payments.

  Please make sure to complete all contact information. Indicate the month reported. Please do not staple checks to the forms.

  OSBI collects AFIS, Forensic and Laboratory Analysis & DNA fees.  Penalty Assessment Fees are collected by CLEET.  Link to CLEET website: http://www.cleet.state.ok.us/

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Monthly reporting is required for AFIS and Forensic fees by both Municipal and County Courts even if there was no activity for the period.   Fees are due by the 15th of the following month.

Monthly reporting is required for Laboratory and DNA fees for all County Courts.  Municipal Courts report the activity only if fees were collected within reporting month.

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Applications are only accepted for companies who currently conduct at least 50 record checks per month. Please make application by letter to the OSBI: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Attention: Accounting 6600 N. Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Provide a monthly or yearly estimate of the number of record checks you request on average; a current credit report for your business; a Certificate of Good Standing from the Secretary of State's Office if your company is incorporated to do business in Oklahoma. For questions on establishing a billing account, or questions on an existing billing account, please contact: Karen Nichols, Accounting Supervisor Karen.nichols@osbi.ok.gov Phone: (405) 879-2966.

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We must charge a $15.00 processing fee for each person searched; the fee is set by state statute and cannot be waived or reduced. Acceptable methods of payment include cash (with in-person requests only), money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cashier's checks, certified checks, government checks or warrants, and business checks imprinted with the company name and address and made payable to the OSBI. Personal checks are NOT accepted.

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In-person service for a single record check usually requires a wait of ten to fifteen minutes; as a general rule, multiple requests left at the customer window are completed on the same day or by the following day. Regular mail requests are processed and returned in one to three weeks from the date they are received. We try to provide same day or next day service for priority mail or overnight express requests submitted with prepaid returns. If requests by mail are not received within thirty to forty five days, please contact the Criminal History Reporting Unit at (405) 848-6724. Faxed credit card requests are generally processed within 72 hours of their receipt and require the customer to provide a dedicated fax line number for the return results.

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Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming. Please note, this is only for reference. If you are traveling, be sure to check with law enforcement in the states you plan to visit to ensure validity of the Oklahoma Concealed Carry License

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The hearing will move along in orderly segments. First, the Hearing Examiner will listen to opening arguments; then, the presentation of exhibits and testimony from both sides will take place. You will have the same opportunity as the OSBI to cross-examine any witnesses that the opposite side presents and to object to testimony or exhibits. Finally, each side will have the opportunity to offer closing arguments

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Although the hearing is recorded and takes place in a courtroom, it is informal. You may wear casual clothing. You may not bring a weapon into the courtroom or into the building at all. The Hearing Examiner sits where a judge would sit in a regular trial. OSBI is seated at the left table. When your case is called, you should come up to the table on the right side of the room. While other cases are going on, you may have a seat in the back of the courtroom and observe. You may remain seated as you give testimony or present exhibits.

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You do not have to do anything. You do not actually have to attend the hearing if you do not desire to attend. The Administrative Hearing is held because you requested it or because the law requires that there be an independent review of the OSBI's decision. The Hearing Examiner's role is to decide whether or not the OSBI had evidence to support its action (license denial, suspension, revocation, or an administrative fine.) The burden of proof is on the OSBI. You do, however, have the opportunity to give opening and closing statements, cross examine any witnesses the OSBI presents, object to any exhibits or testimony, testify yourself and present witnesses and exhibits on your own behalf, if you wish.

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If you want to present any documents as exhibits, you should bring three copies of each one (your copy, one for the Hearing Examiner and one for the OSBI.) If you plan to have anyone testify for you, you should have them accompany you to the hearing.

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No. You may be represented by a lawyer, if you wish, but it is not necessary.

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If you have a conviction on your record and you obtain an expungement from a district court, you may still be eligible to obtain a concealed handgun license. You should obtain the expungement before applying for a handgun license. If you apply for a license and then attempt to get an expungement, the expungement will not be retroactive; the OSBI will evaluate your handgun license application and consider whatever was on your criminal history record at the time you applied.

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The federal law is binding on all of the states. Part of the Brady Act lists conditions which prohibit persons from possessing any kind of firearm. Those conditions have been incorporated or tacked onto Oklahoma's law. Any person who has one of the following conditions may not possess a firearm, nor may he or she obtain an Oklahoma weapons license: (1) felons; (2) fugitives from justice (federal, state, or other country); (3) unlawful drug users or persons who are addicted to a controlled substance; (4) persons who have been committed to a mental institution; (5) illegal aliens; (6) persons discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; (7) persons who have been U.S. citizens but have renounced their citizenship; (8) persons who are presently under a domestic restraining order; (9) persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence

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We provide fingerprint-based arrest and/or conviction data for serious misdemeanors and felonies from the State of Oklahoma only. We do not provide criminal history information from other states. A national search of records maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not available to the general public through this agency or by direct contact with the FBI. We do not provide driving records.

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