Self-Defense Act (SDA)


Before applying for a handgun license, you must obtain a certificate from a handgun safety class instructor. A list of certified instructors can be found on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) website.

Handgun License at Cleveland County Detention Center at 2550 West Franklin Road in Norman. Date and Time will be every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments are taken.

Applications may be picked up at the Cleveland County Sheriff Office or can be printed from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (PDF). Please use only blue or black ink when completing the application.


The Sheriff’s Office charges $25 for finger printing, doing a background check, and processing your application. This $25 fee must be paid with a money order or cashier's check made out to the Cleveland County Sheriff Office.

The OSBI fee is $100 for a 5-year license or $200 for a 10-year license.


If you have any questions about turning in your application, please call the Sheriff’s Self Defense Act office at Phone: 405-701-8673.