Oklahoma

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As of November 1, 2019 Oklahoma is a Constitutional Carry state. Oklahoma is known for its strong gun culture, and this is reflected by the unrestricted law.

For reciprocity reasons Oklahoma is a “Shall Issue” state where you can obtain a permit if you qualify.

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Requirements to qualify for a Oklahoma SDA license

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • You are a resident of Oklahoma State
  • You must have a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card.
  • You have read and become knowledgeable of the Oklahoma Self Defense Act
  • You have completed an approved firearms training class or obtained an exemption
  • You must not have any convictions for the following offenses;
    • assault and battery, which caused serious physical injury to the victim, or any second or subsequent assault and battery conviction;
    • aggravated assault and battery;
    • stalking;
    • a violation relating to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act, or any violation of a victim protection order of another state;
    • any conviction relating to illegal drug use or possession; or
    • an act of domestic abuse or domestic assault and battery.
  • Must not have two or more convictions for public intoxication in last 3 years.
  • Must not have 2 or more convictions for Driving Under the Influence and/or Intoxication in last 3 years.
  • You have no significant character defects evidenced by a misdemeanor criminal record indicating habitual criminal activity.
  • Federal Law - Prohibits the following persons

How to apply for a Oklahoma SDA license

Follow these steps to obtain a concealed carry permit

  1. Read the Oklahoma Self Defense Act.
  2. Complete the firearm's safety class or obtain an exemption.
  3. Download the application form or pickup at your local sheriffs office. Applications can also be made online.
  4. You will need the following documents;
    • Firearms training certificate
    • 2 color passport style photos
    • Completed application
    • Drivers license or state ID card
  5. Take the application, photos, your drivers license or state ID card and training certificate to the Sheriffs office in the county you reside in.
  6. The Sheriff will take your fingerprints.
  7. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

Handgun License application form
Online permit application

How to renew your Oklahoma SDA license

  • Renewals can be made online, by mail or taken directly to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
  • Renewals can be made within the period begining 90 days before the licenses expiry date.
  • Renewals for licences that expired less than 3 years ago are also accepted, however there is a late fee.
  • If a license has expired more than 3 years ago it cannot be renewed and a new application process must be started.
  • There is no requiredment fo a firearms training course to renew a SDA license.
  • If you mail in your renewal use the standard SDA Licence application form and include two passport photos and the required fee. The mailing address is below;

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

Schedule of fee's for a Oklahoma SDA license

The Fees in the below table are paid to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Application Conditions Original Renewal
5 Year License $100 $85
10 Year License $200 $170
Renewal - license expired more than 3 years.
5 Year License
$100
Renewal - license expired more than 3 years.
10 Year License
$200
Instructor
5 Year License
$100 $100
Instructor
10 Year License
$200 $200

Acccepted forms of payment
Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Electronic Money transfers. Cash or personal and business checks will not be accepted. Cashiers checks and money orders should be made out to OSBI.

Note 
An additional fee of $25 for processing your fingerprints and record checks will be charged by the Sheriffs office.

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Places Allowed

  • State park’s – but not in buildings
  • State and national forests – but not in buildings
  • Road side rest areas – but not in buildings
  • Vehicle
  • Any property set aside for the use or parking of any vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • Any prison, jail or detention facility
  • Any public or private elementary or public or private secondary school
  • Any sports arena during a professional sporting event
  • Any place where pari-mutuel wagering is authorized by law
  • Any other place specifically prohibited by law
  • 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
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • State wild life management area’s
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Oklahoma

No
NO You can only open carry if you have a firearms license or you are from one of the following permitless states – AK, AZ, ID, KS, ME, MS, MO, NH, VT, WV & WY. The minimum age to open carry is 21 years. 21 O.S. 1290.5
No
NO The law states it is illegal to carry a loaded pistol, shotgun or rifle in any vehicle without a firearms license. However, any person who is not a felon can carry in a vehicle if the firearm is unloaded and in plain view.
Yes
YES It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed State/National Forests: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed State Game Management Units: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed Road Side Rest Areas: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed
Yes
YES Under Oklahoma law if you are carrying a firearm then you cannot enter an establishment who’s primary business is selling alcohol. This means that if you are in a restaurant that has a bar area you should not enter that area. Carrying a firearm in an area of a restuarant where food is being consumed and is the primary business is legal. The penalty for carrying a fiream into an establishment that sells alcohol as their primary business is a felony with up to 2 years in prison. 21 O.S. 1272.1
Yes
No
NO “No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Oklahoma gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits. GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged. 21 O.S. 1290.22 – Business owners rights
Yes
YES Oklahoma gun laws say you must immediately inform law enforcement you are carrying a weapon if stopped by them. You are also required to carry your SDA license at all times you are carrying a weapon. 21 O.S. 1290.8 – Notification to police of gun

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Quick Facts

Open Carry

No

Carry In Vehicle

No

Carry In State Parks

Yes

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

Constitutional Carry

Yes

No Weapons Signs Enforced

No

Must Notify Officer

Yes
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