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Handgun Licensing

UPDATE to In-person Services

The OSBI Headquarters Lobby is open to the public, however, an appointment is still required for fingerprint services*.  We recommend that you utilize our online services to obtain a name-based record check at and apply for or check the status of your SDA license at  Please click here for information regarding evidence submittal to the OSBI Laboratory.

*Fingerprint services for individuals are by appointment only (please call 405-848-6724 and ask for the Ten Print Unit for an appointment).  This service is ONLY available to individuals whose fingerprints have been previously rejected twice by the OSBI.  

SDA and 'Constitutional Carry'

Q: Can I continue to renew my SDA license after Constitutional Carry goes into effect Nov. 1?

A: Yes, you can continue to obtain or renew your license in Oklahoma after Nov. 1.


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

A: Yes, you can still go through the process to obtain a license after Nov. 1. 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.


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

A: All fees previously incurred to obtain or renew a license in Oklahoma are non-refundable.


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is hereby authorized to license an eligible person to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun as provided by the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. The authority of the Bureau shall be limited to the provisions specifically provided in the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. The Bureau shall promulgate rules, forms, and procedures necessary to implement the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.

Click ---> Check Application Status online!  
Sheriffs have 14 days to submit completed applications to the OSBI. OSBI has 60-90 days to complete the processing of applications.

Click ---> Request Application by mail order form
Applications are also available at all county sheriffs' offices and on this page.

Click ---> SDA and Medical Marijuana
If you have or plan on applying for an Oklahoma SDA license, and you have or are obtaining an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Patient License, please read the above document.


Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, Ok 73116

Phone: 405-879-2690
Toll-free: 800-207-6724
Fax: 405-840-8485
Email: [email protected]