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INITIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


 

STEP #1:  Read and become knowledgeable of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act;

Carefully look at the eligibility requirements, mandatory preclusions and other preclusions to determine if you are qualified to be an SDA license holder

STEP #2:  Complete the required firearms safety and training class or receive an exemption from a certified gun safety instructor

You will need to send one of the following to the OSBI with your application:

·         original signed training certificate indicating handgun authorized to carry, or

·         original signed exemption certificate, or

·         if you are a firearms instructor, a copy of the CLEET SDA instructor certificate.

STEP #3:  Complete an application; (Applications are also available at sheriff's offices or by emailing the OSBI.)

STEP #4:  Attach two (2) color, passport style photographs to your application; 

NO PERSONALLY PRINTED PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Photo service may be available at your sheriff’s office for a fee not to exceed $10.00

STEP #5:  Take the completed application, photographs, and required fees to the Sheriff’s Office in the county you live.

The Sheriff’s office will:

verify applicants against photos submitted and their Oklahoma Driver’s License or state issued Identification Card (if applicant has permanent military orders in Oklahoma, he or she may show a driver’s license or identification card from their home state of residence);

take two complete sets of fingerprints of the applicant;

 

submit both sets of fingerprints, the completed application, certificate of training or exemption, a report of information deemed pertinent to an investigation of the applicant for a handgun license, the photographs and processing fee to the OSBI within fourteen (14) days of taking the fingerprints.

 


 

FEES AND FORMS OF 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

Instructors Application (initials and renewals)

5 year License

$100

Acceptable forms of payment include Money Orders, Cashier’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
 

NO PERSONAL CHECKS, BUSINESS CHECKS OR CASH ACCEPTED

 

RESULTS:

Approved 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.

 

PLEASE ALLOW 60-90 DAYS FOR PROCESSING ONCE OSBI HAS RECEIVED THE COMPLETE APPLICATION.  

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE PROCESSED AND ALL PROCESSING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

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