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Updated: 1/9/2015
Description: It is unlawful possession of a firearm for a person to knowingly carry any firearm concealed upon their person or possessing a handgun that is concealed and readily accessible to the person within any vehicle. To legally carry a concealed handgun you must obtain the License to Carry a Concealed Handgun. You apply for this license at your local Sheriff's Dept.

Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section.

Generally there is no reciprocity with other states concealed handgun licenses. If you want to carry a concealed handgun in Oregon, you will need an Oregon Concealed Handgun License.

Similar Keywords: weapons, handguns, pistols
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors166.html
Duration: 4 years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $50 for the Sheriff's department plus
$15 to the Oregon State Police for the background check.

Renewal: $50 for the Sheriff's department.
Responsible Agency: OTHER
Examination Information: Investigation may be necessary to corroborate the applicants required information. Please see http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors166.html
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: 1. Citizen of the United States; or
Is a legal resident alien who can document continuous residency in the county for at least six months and has declared in writing to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services the intent to acquire citizenship status and can present proof of the written declaration to the sheriff at the time of application for the license.
2. 21 or older.
3. Not a convicted felon.
4. Not convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor.
5. No outstanding warrants for your arrest or free on any form of pretrial release.
6. Demonstrates competence with a handgun per ORS 166.291(f).
Application Form: Application for License to Carry Concealed Handgun (issued at the county Sheriff's Department)
Renewals: A concealed handgun license is renewable by repeating the procedures set out in "Prerequisites" and "Required Docs" sections above, except for the requirement to submit fingerprints and provide character references. 
Service Links:  Concealed Handgun License webpage
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Required Documentation: 1. 2 pieces of current identification, one of which must bear photo of applicant.
2. Completed application (done at county Sheriff's offices).
3. The sheriff shall finger print and photograph the applicant.
Additional Information: For additional information please contact your local county Sheriff's office.

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  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: OTHER
E-mail Address: corporation.division@state.or.us
Phone: 503-986-2200
Mail Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151

Salem, OR 97310
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