Text only view
Oregon.gov Licenses, Permits and Registrations
Department of Consumer & Business Services
Detailed Information for: Firearms Instant Check
     Not the license you were searching for?
Click here to continue searching within the Oregon Licenses, Permits & Registrations directory.
Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: The purpose of the Firearm Instant Check System is to receive information from Oregon Gun Dealers and private citizens at gun shows or voluntarily from the public and determine if the person purchasing the firearm is disqualified under Oregon (ORS 166.470) and Federal Law from completing the purchase of a firearm and if the firearm being transferred is stolen. A gun dealer shall complete the firearms transaction record and thumbprint forms, request by telephone that the Oregon State Police conduct a criminal history record check on the purchaser and receive a unique approval number for the transfer (recorded on transfer record) before a handgun is delivered to a purchaser:

"Firearms transaction record" means the firearms transaction record required by 18 U.S.C. 921 to 929;
"Gun dealer" means a person engaged in the business, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921, of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring a firearm, whether the person is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or otherwise;

Similar Keywords: handguns, weapons, rifles, shotguns, pistols
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 257-010-0055
Duration: Ongoing
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $10
Responsible Agency: Police, Oregon State (OSP)
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: Identification required of the purchaser shall include one piece of current identification bearing a photograph, name and the date of birth of the purchaser. If the photo identification presented by the purchaser does not include the current address of the purchaser, the purchaser shall present a second piece of current identification that contains the current address of the purchaser.
Application Form: Federal ATF Form 4473 (filled out by gun dealer)
Service Links:  Firearms Instant Check System Unit
 Thumbprint Form
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Completed Firearms transaction record and thumbprint forms, photo ID.
Additional Information: For additional information please contact the Oregon State Police Identification Services Section at (503) 378-3070. You can also contact a federally licensed firearms dealer for more information.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Police, Oregon State (OSP)
E-mail Address: ask.osp@state.or.us
Phone: 503-378-3720
Mail Address: Oregon Department of State Police
255 Capitol St. N.E., 400 PSB
Salem, OR 97310
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/Pages/index.aspx

Return to the Licenses, Permits and Registrations main page
Website Policies  |  Licenses, Permits & Registrations Home  |  Oregon.gov