Oregon Concealed Carry Permit Information

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Oregon is a Shall Issue State and issues Concealed Handgun Licenses to residents of Oregon and non-residents in bordering states. Some Sheriffs do not issues Non-Resident permits. You can find a list of Oregon Sheriff’s contact information here.

To apply, you must apply with the Sheriff of the county you reside in if you are a resident. Each Sheriff has its own process but most are very similar. Most will require you to make an appointment and require you to bring the completed application, two forms of identification (one with a picture i.e. drivers license), proof of handgun training, fees, and a stamped self address envelope where your license will be mailed to once it is issued. Make sure you view your County Sheriff’s process before applying.

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Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses are issued by the Sheriff in each Oregon county. You can visit their websites here.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Are background checks required for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?” title_closed=”Are background checks required for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?”]Yes, the Sheriff you apply with will conduct a background check but it is not a NICS check.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Does having a Oregon Concealed Handgun License exempt you from the background check when purchasing a firearm Oregon?” title_closed=”Does having a Oregon Concealed Handgun License exempt you from the background check when purchasing a firearm Oregon?”]No, the background check that the Sheriff conducts is not a NICS check so having an Oregon Concealed Handgun License does not exempt you from the background check when purchasing a firearm.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”How long is a Oregon Concealed Handgun License valid for?” title_closed=”How long is a Oregon Concealed Handgun License valid for?”]Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses are valid for 4 years.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What is the processing time for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?” title_closed=”What is the processing time for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?”]The processing time for new Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses is within 45 days. The actual time depends on the county Sheriff you are applying with.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”How much does a Oregon Concealed Handgun License cost?” title_closed=”How much does an Oregon Concealed Handgun License cost?”]The fee for an initial Oregon Concealed Handgun License is $65. Renewal licenses cost $50. Duplicate fees are generally $15 and transfer fees are $15-30 depending on the Sheriff you are applying with.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What are the requirements for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?” title_closed=”What are the requirements for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?”]You must apply for a concealed handgun license in the county in which you reside.

  • Be a U.S. citizen, or a legal alien who can document continuous residency in the United States for at least six months and has declared, in writing, to the INS your intent to acquire citizenship (Form N300).
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • 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 have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services.
  • Not be an unlawful user of, or addicted to, a controlled substance.
  • Not be on any form of pre-trial release.
  • Not be required to register as a sex offender in any state.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor, or found guilty of a misdemeanor within four years prior to application, except under ORS 161.295.
    Not be subject to a citation issued under ORS 163.735 or an order issued under ORS 30.866, 107.700 to 107.723 or 163.738 (e.g. Stalking or Restraining Orders).
  • Demonstrate competence with a handgun by any one of the following means:
    • Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife or a similar agency of another state if handgun safety was a component of the course;
    • Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course if handgun safety was a component of the course;
    • Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by law enforcement, community college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or a law enforcement agency if handgun safety was a component of the course;
    • Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, reserve law enforcement officers or any other law enforcement officers if handgun safety was a component of the course;
    • Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;
      Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless the license has been revoked; or
    • Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a firearms instructor certified by a law enforcement agency or the National Rifle Association if handgun safety was a component of the course.

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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”How do I renew my Oregon Concealed Handgun License and what is the cost?” title_closed=”How do I renew my Oregon Concealed Handgun License and what is the cost?”]Check with the Sheriff of the county you reside in to find out their process of renewing an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. The cost should be $50. You should not be required to be fingerprinted or to provide character references again but there will be another background check.

You should renew your license before it expires. An expired Oregon Concealed Handgun License is valid for up to 45 days if the licensee has applied for a renewal before the license has expired, if the licensee has approve of the application for renewal, or the application for renewal has not been denied.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”How do you change a name or address on an Oregon Concealed Handgun License?” title_closed=”How do you change a name or address on an Oregon Concealed Handgun License?”]Your change of name or address must first be reported to the DMV and the name and address you are changing to must match the name and address on your drivers license. Most Sheriffs have a form to fill out and submit for a name and address change and the cost is $15.

If you are moving to another county you must submit a transfer application with the Sheriff of the new county you are residing in.
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What do you do if your Oregon Concealed Handgun License is lost, stolen or damaged?” title_closed=”What do you do if your Oregon Concealed Handgun License is lost, stolen or damaged?”]First you must report the lost or stolen license to the county or city you reside in. Then you can apply for a replacement license with the Sheriff in the county you are residing in. There will be another background check and the fee is $15.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”If I get arrested or convicted, do I have to notify the Oregon Department of Justice about the arrest or conviction?” title_closed=”If I get arrested or convicted, do I have to notify the Oregon Department of Justice about the arrest or conviction?”]Are far as we can tell, you are not required to notify anyone if you are arrested. Any reasons that would cause you to be denied on an initial application can cause your license to be revoked which can be done in person or by mail.

A peace officer or corrections officer may seize your license and return it to the sheriff that issued it if they arrest or cite you with a crime that would cause the license to be denied when applying.
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”If I move my permanent residence to another state, is my Oregon Concealed Handgun License still valid?” title_closed=”If I move my permanent residence to another state, is my Oregon Concealed Handgun License still valid?”]If you are moving to a bordering state, you may be able to keep your license. Contact the sheriff of your county for more information. If you are moving to a non-neighboring state then the license is no longer valid.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Can I transfer another state’s concealed carry permit or license to Oregon?” title_closed=”Can I transfer another state’s concealed carry permit or license to Oregon?”]Oregon does not allow you to transfer another state’s concealed carry permit or license to Oregon. You must apply for a new Oregon Concealed Handgun License with the Sheriff of the County you reside in.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Does Oregon accept any other state’s concealed carry permits or licenses?” title_closed=”Does Oregon accept any other state’s concealed carry permits or licenses?”]Oregon does not recognize permits from other states. To see the most up to date reciprocity information please view the maps below.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Do I need to inform Law Enforcement that I am carrying a concealed weapon?” title_closed=”Do I need to inform Law Enforcement that I am carrying a concealed weapon?”]We cannot find anything in the law that states you must inform Law Enforcement that you are carrying a concealed weapon but it does state that you must possess your Oregon Concealed Handgun License with you when you are carrying concealed.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Does Oregon issue Oregon Concealed Weapons Permit to resident aliens with a green card?” title_closed=”Does Oregon issue Oregon Concealed Handgun License to resident aliens with a green card?”]Yes, Resident Aliens can apply for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License.

“Be a U.S. citizen, or a legal alien who can document continuous residency in the United States for at least six months and has declared, in writing, to the INS your intent to acquire citizenship (Form N300).”
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What are the laws for carrying a firearm in an automobile in Oregon?” title_closed=”What are the laws for carrying a firearm in an automobile in Oregon?”]If you have an Oregon Concealed Handgun License you may carry concealed in a vehicle. If you do not have a license, you can carry a loaded handgun as long as it is not concealed or readily accessible but you also need to check your local regulations because they are allowed to regulate local firearms in public including your vehicle.

(4)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a handgun is readily accessible within the meaning of this section if the handgun is within the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
(b) If a vehicle has no storage location that is outside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, a handgun is not readily accessible within the meaning of this section if:
(A) The handgun is stored in a closed and locked glove compartment, center console or other container; and
(B) The key is not inserted into the lock, if the glove compartment, center console or other container unlocks
with a key.

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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Oregon?” title_closed=”What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Oregon?”]The following places are off-limits to carry concealed even with an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. Check your local regulations because they are allowed to regulate local firearms in public including your vehicle.

  • Any federal facility – federal courthouses, social security offices, secured areas of airports, airplanes.
  • Posted private property where the owner prohibits firearms possession, and others.
  • Many private businesses have conditions regarding the possession of firearms on their premises. If you violate these conditions you could, under certain circumstances, be subject to arrest under Oregon trespass laws, in which case, if convicted, your concealed handgun licensee would be seized and/or revoked.
  • National parks marked or posted with signs prohibiting all firearms.
  • Indian reservations or property – you may not carry a firearm concealed without the written permission of the tribal judge; this may also apply to certain casinos on tribal lands.
  • Courts – in a courtroom, jury room, judge’s chambers, or adjacent areas that the presiding judge determines should be free of firearms to ensure the safety of litigants, court personnel witnesses, and others.

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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Does Oregon have a Stand Your Ground Law AKA Castle Doctrine Law?” title_closed=”Does Oregon have a Stand Your Ground Law AKA Castle Doctrine Law?”]Oregon is a state with castle law. You can find the Oregon Statute here which can be broken down as follows:

Use of force justifiable in a range of scenarios without a duty to retreat specified. Oregon Supreme Court affirmed in State of Oregon v. Sandoval that the law “sets out a specific set of circumstances that justify a person’s use of deadly force (that the person reasonably believes that another person is using or about to use deadly force against him or her) and does not interpose any additional requirement (including a requirement that there be no means of escape).”
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What are the laws involving alcohol and carrying a concealed weapon in Oregon?” title_closed=”What are the laws involving alcohol and carrying a concealed weapon in Oregon?”]We cannot find any laws pertaining to alcohol use while carrying concealed or carrying a concealed weapon with an Oregon Handgun License in a place that serves alcohol. USA Carry always recommends never to carry a firearm while drinking alcohol.
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Does Oregon have laws for No Gun signs?” title_closed=”Does Oregon have laws for No Gun signs?”]No, No Gun signs do not have the force of law. If you are asked to leave a properly for carrying a concealed weapon, whether or not there is a sign posted, you must leave. If you do not leave then you are breaking the law and can be charged.[/toggle]

[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Does my military training exempt me from the training requirement for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?” title_closed=”Does my military training exempt me from the training requirement for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License?”]Yes, you can be exempt from the training requirements for a Oregon Concealed Handgun License if you are currently servicing in or are honorably discharged from the military. Each county has its own requirements and accepted documents so check with the Sheriff of the County you reside in for more information.
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”Are you allowed to carry concealed in Oregon State Parks, State & National Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, and/or Road Side Rest Areas?” title_closed=”Are you allowed to carry concealed in Oregon State Parks, State & National Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, and/or Road Side Rest Areas?”]State Parks: Yes
State Forests: Yes
National Forests: Yes
WMA’s: Yes
Road Side Rest Areas: Yes
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[toggle hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white” title_open=”What are the Oregon Open Carry laws?” title_closed=”What are the Oregon Open Carry laws?”]Please visit our Oregon Open Carry page for more information.

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10/2/2015 – Format updated along with all information.

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