Oklahoma gun laws allow over 290,000 permits for the state’s 3.9 million residents. With over 7% of the population having a concealed carry permit, the state also honors all 50 states permits.
Oklahoma Constitutional Carry Rules
Oklahoma concealed carry laws follow shall-issue rules. Each county’s sheriff is responsible for issuing the permit. You can purchase a firearm without a permit and there’s no waiting period. Background checks will be performed by a Federal Firearms Dealer.
Constitutional and open carry are permitted.
Open carry requires a person be at least 21 years old to carry without a permit and at least 18 years old to carry with a permit. Since November 1, 2019, residents who are 21 or older can open carry or conceal carry without a permit.
How Much is a Concealed Carry Permit in Oklahoma?
The concealed carry permit can be obtained in either a 5-year or 10-year option. Obtaining a 10-year permit is ideal, but you do have the option of renewing. The following fees are in place:
5-year – $100
10-year – $200
Renewal fees are:
5-year – $85
10-year – $170
If you do decide to renew your permit, there’s a late fee if you don’t renew before the permit expires.
Oklahoma CCW Permit Information
Obtaining a permit requires you to meet numerous requirements:
21+ years of age; 18-year-old applicants in the military, reserve or that have been honorably discharged can apply
United States citizens
Reside in Oklahoma
Complete the required firearm training course
Know the material in the Oklahoma Self Defense Act
You will need to fill out an application and return it to your local sheriff’s office. You’ll find that there are a lot of reasons that your application may not be approved. A permit application may be declined for the following reasons:
False information or misleading statements on the application
Outstanding felony warranties outstanding
Attempted suicide within the last 10 years
Suffer from a condition that makes you mentally unstable in the last 10 years
Currently undergoing mental illness treatments
2+ convictions for driving under the influence in the past 3 years
2+ convictions of public intoxications in the past 3 years
If you’ve been convicted of any of the following offenses, your application is likely to be denied:
Drug use or possession
Your application can take up to 90 days to complete if there are exceptions when applying. The sheriff’s office will take up to 14 days to approve an application and the state’s Bureau of Investigation can take 60 days to approve.
If you’re a non-resident, the permit process is exactly the same if you fall under any of these categories:
Active-duty military member stationed in Oklahoma
Spouse of a military member
When an address or name change occurs, you’ll need to send a notarized statement to the sheriff and will have to pay a $15 fee. Lost or stolen permits will also require a notarized statement that requests the permit be replaced. The fee for replacement is also $15.
Concealed carry permit renewal requires a five-step process:
Renew within 90 days of your license expiring; renewal can be done within 3 years of a permit expiring with a late fee applied.