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Handgun Licensing


The OSBI HEADQUARTERS LOBBY has been CLOSED to the public due to concerns with COVID-19 and all in-person services are suspended until April 15, 2020.

This includes:

  • applying for or checking the status of SDA applications,
  • obtaining a criminal history background check, and
  • fingerprinting

You can still apply for or check the status of your SDA license online at or contact your county sheriff’s office (if open).


You can get a name-based record check online at

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
Applications are also available at all county sheriffs' offices and on this page.

Click ---> SDA and Medical Marijuana.pdf
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.

SDA Application Status

New!  You can now check the status of your SDA application online!

Click here -> Check SDA Application status


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