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New SDA Renewal Requirements

Effective 07/01/2024, applicants wishing to renew an SDA Handgun License after the renewal time frame allowed per Title 21 OS 1290.5, are required to submit an application through the Initial Application process. This process requires completing an Oklahoma Self-Defense Act Training class and processing your completed Self-Defense Act application through the County Sheriff’s Office of the county in which you physically reside, including new fingerprint cards.  **The SDA Unit can no longer process *Expired Renewals* per state statute.**

Effective 11/01/2024, per SB 1291, applicants shall have 30-days from the expiration of the license to comply with the renewal requirements in Title 21 OS 1290.5. 

Step 1

Review the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.

Carefully look at the eligibility requirementsmandatory preclusions and other preclusions to determine if you are qualified to be an SDA license holder.

Step 2

Apply online or complete an application.

Step 3

Upload a color photo or attach two (2) color, passport style photographs to your application.
No personally printed photographs will be accepted.

Step 4

Applicants who have applied online, uploaded photo, and submitted payment online have completed the process.  Other applicants must take or mail the online summary sheet or completed application, along with photographs and required fee to:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Self-Defense Act Licensing Unit

6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Last Modified on Jun 07, 2024
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