Oregon is a “Shall Issue” state and the applications are handled by local sheriff’s of the county you reside in.
Oregon is an open carry state with local cities and counties authorized to place restrictions on individuals who open carry, but don’t have a concealed carry license.
The Oregon State police also keep records of all gun sales from FFL dealers which are supposed to be destroyed after a period of 5 years.
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Demonstrate competence with a handgun
- Have your principal residence in the county application is filed in.
- Have your current address on your driver’s license
- Be a citizen of the US
- Have no legal condition that would prohibit you from possessing a firearm under either Oregon or Federal law.
- Have no outstanding warrants for your arrest.
- Not be an unlawful user of, or addicted to, a controlled substance.
- Not be on any form of pre-trial release.
- Not registered as a sex offender in any state.
- Have been discharged from the jurisdiction of a juvenile court for more than four years if you were under their jurisdiction for committing an act which, if committed by an adult, would have constituted a felony or a misdemeanor.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Follow these steps to obtain a permit;
- Complete a handgun training course.
- Download the application under FORMS, also available from the county Sheriffs office.
- Assemble all you documentation;
- Training course certificate
- Completed fingerprint card
- Completed application form
- Two forms of ID
- File your application at the county Sheriffs office where you reside. Some counties require you to make an appointment.
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
You may need to schedule an appointment with the sheriffs office to renew your handgun license, the procedure will vary between counties.
You will be required to take the following;
- A completed application
- Your expired handgun license.
- A Oregon drivers license with your current address on it.
- $50 for the renewal fee.
|Individual||$65 varies by county||$50|
Acceptable Forms of Payment
Fees can be paid by Cash, Check, or money order.
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed as off limits
Places Not Allowed
- Posted private property where the owner prohibits firearms
- Posted private businesses
- State courthouses
- Correctional facility
- Indian resevation and some casinos on reservations, unless permission granted
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Carry In Vehicle
Carry In State Parks
Carry In Restaurants
No Weapons Signs Enforced
Must Notify Officer