Oregon

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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.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 

APPLICATIONS

Follow these steps to obtain a permit;

  1. Complete a handgun training course.
  2. Download the application under FORMS, also available from the county Sheriffs office.
  3. Assemble all you documentation;
    • Training course certificate
    • Completed fingerprint card
    • Completed application form
    • Two forms of ID
  4. File your application at the county Sheriffs office where you reside. Some counties require you to make an appointment.
  5. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

RENEWALS

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;

  1. A completed application
  2. Your expired handgun license.
  3. A Oregon drivers license with your current address on it.
  4. $50 for the renewal fee.

PERMIT FEES

Application Conditions Original Renewal
Individual $65 varies by county $50
Replacement $15
Transfer $30

Acceptable Forms of Payment
Fees can be paid by Cash, Check, or money order.

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      Places Allowed

      • State parks
      • State and national forests
      • Road side rest areas
      • Vehicle
      • 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
      • Racecourse
      • Indian resevation and some casinos on reservations, unless permission granted
      • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

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      YES – WITHOUT A LICENSE You are legally entitled to open carry in Oregon with the minimum age being 18. However, local governments can set their own laws for persons who do not have a handgun license and are carrying a loaded handgun. So you must check up on the local laws before you open carry. If you open carry without a handgun license then all public buildings are off limits.
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      YES – WITHOUT A LICENSE There are no state laws that ban the carrying of loaded firearms in a vehicle provided the firearm is not concealed or not readily accessible. However, local governments can set their own laws on public places which includes vehicles. So you would need to check the local regulations. If you have a Handgun licence then none of the above applies to you.
      Yes
      YES You are permitted to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES State/National Forests: YES – Dept of Forestry 629.025.0050 State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES – ORS 166.37
      Yes
      YES In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
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      No
      YES/NO “No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Oregon 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.
      No
      NO – MUST INFORM OFFICER Oregon gun laws make no mention of informing law enforcement you have a weapon. The laws do state that you must have with you at all times you are carrying a firearm your permit and produce this when requested. The Law ORS 166.292

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      Quick Facts

      Open Carry

      Yes

      Carry In Vehicle

      Yes

      Carry In State Parks

      Yes

      Carry In Restaurants

      Yes

      Constitutional Carry

      No

      No Weapons Signs Enforced

      No

      Must Notify Officer

      No
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