Oregon is a shall issue state that does not require a concealed handgun license to openly carry a handgun. However, to obtain a Oregon concealed carry permit, you must submit an application to the sheriff of the county of residence. Additionally, applicants must be 21 years old to be eligible for a concealed handgun permit. The fees associated with processing a concealed handgun license application is $65, of which $15 goes to the state police and $50 remains with the sheriff. Furthermore, applicants must prove competency with respect to safely handling a handgun. Once issued, the concealed handgun license is valid for 4 years. Although Oregon does not respect any concealed permit from any other issuing authority, those with an Oregon cocnealed handgun permit can carry in 26 other states.
This information was last updated in February 2019.
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Oregon Concealed Carry By The Numbers
Average Cost in Dollars
# of States That Accept OR License
# of Years Valid
# of Days To Get A Permit
Reciprocity Map for Oregon
Use the tabs below to display states that will accept an Oregon concealed carry permit or those states that Oregon will honor. Click the sections below for a complete listing of states in each category, along with other relevant information.
States That Honor Oregon Concealed Carry
- Alaska – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Arizona – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Kansas – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Maine – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Does NOT honor state issued concealed carry permit.
- Mississippi – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Missouri – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- New Hampshire – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Does NOT honor state issued concealed carry permit.
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Does NOT honor state issued concealed carry permit.
Oregon Will Honor The Following States
How To Apply for an Oregon Concealed Carry License
Can I get a concealed carry permit in Oregon?
Oregon is a shall issue state. In addition to being in good standing with the state, individuals must submit fingerprints as part of their application. Furthermore, the application requires 2 character references.
What is the minimum age to obtain a CCW license in OR?
Oregon requires applicants for a concealed handgun permit to be at least 21 years old.
Who issues a concealed carry permit in Oregon?
Residents of Oregon should apply with the Sheriff of the county in which they reside to obtain a concealed permit.
How long is an Oregon concealed carry permit good for?
Oregon concealed carry permits are valid for a period of 4 years from the date of issuance.
“An Oregon concealed handgun license issued under ORS 166.291 and this section, unless revoked under ORS 166.293, is valid for a period of four years from the date on which it is issued.“
Does OR issue concealed permits to non-residents?
Oregon does offer nonresident permits. However, the extent of this is limited to neighboring states. The excerpt from Oregon code describes this below:
“The county sheriff may waive the residency requirement in subsection (1)(c) of this section for a resident of a contiguous state who has a compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need.“
How long does it take to process a concealed carry application?
The sheriff of the county will need to issue or deny an applicant for a Oregon concealed handgun license within 45 days of receipt of a completed application.
“If the application for the license is approved, the sheriff shall issue and mail or otherwise deliver to the applicant at the address shown on the application, within 45 days of the application […]“
How much does a concealed carry permit cost?
The total cost of an initial permit is $65. However, this fee is broken down into two separate charges. First, $15 goes to the state police for the processing of fingerprints. Second, $50 is remitted to the sheriff of the county to process the application.
What are the accepted forms of competency training?
Oregon requires proof of competency and safety training for the issuance of a concealed carry permit. However, Oregon code does not indicate that live fire exercises, or any testing using a handgun is required to meet the education component.
Therefore, instruction can take place online rather than in person. The following is a list of accepted forms of training:
- National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course if handgun safety was a component of the course
- Courses open to the general public taught by the NRA or law enforcement
- 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
- Evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service
Restrictions on Carrying A Firearm in Oregon
Is Oregon an Open Carry State?
Oregon is an open carry state. Within the “Unlawful Possession of Firearms” section, the code specifically details the following:
“Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section“
Can I Conceal Carry in a Vehicle?
Oregon qualifies the possession of a handgun in a vehicle as a crime in the following:
“Possesses a handgun that is concealed and readily accessible to the person within any vehicle;“
Additionally, nothing excepts those with a valid Oregon concealed carry license from this regulation. However, if the firearm is not readily accessible, you are permitted to carry a handgun in a vehicle.
Furthermore, not readily accessible is quantified in the following manner:
“The handgun is stored in a closed and locked glove compartment, center console or other container; and
The key is not inserted into the lock, if the glove compartment, center console or other container unlocks with a key.
If the vehicle is a motorcycle, an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile, a handgun is not readily accessible within the meaning of this section if:
The handgun is in a locked container within or affixed to the vehicle; or
The handgun is equipped with a trigger lock or other locking mechanism that prevents the discharge of the firearm.“
Can I Conceal Carry in State Parks?
I was unable find any rule, regulation or code, within the state legislature or the department of natural resources that prohibits concealed carry. Therefore, any person with a valid Oregon concealed handgun license is permitted to carry within state parks.
Am I Allowed To Conceal Carry In Restaurants?
Nothing in Oregon code prohibits a licensed individual from carrying into an establishment that serves alcohol. Therefore, those with a valid Oregon concealed carry permit can carry into a restaurant. It is advised that you adhere to any posted signage declaring an area as a “no gun” zone.
Can I Conceal Carry in a Church?
Oregon code does not expressly address places of worship, though they may be considered a “public building” by definition. However, those with a valid concealed permit can carry into any church or place of worship.
Can I Conceal Carry in a Bank?
Although financial institutions are not expressly listed under the definition of “public building,” the definition does encompass such facilities. As such, the carrying of firearms may be prohibited in such places. However, those with a concealed permit are legally allowed to carry in banks, as they are exceptions.
Can I Conceal Carry in a Hospital?
Hospitals are listed in the definitions section as a public building and thus possession of a firearm is prohibited. However, in Section 166-370, those with a concealed permit are exempted from this prohibition. Therefore, an individual with an Oregon concealed carry permit can carry in a hospital.
“‘Public building’ means a hospital, a capitol building, a public or private school, […] a college or university, a city hall or the residence of any state official elected by the state at large, and the grounds adjacent to each such building.”
The content of this page is for informational purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for legal council, or intended as legal advice. It is recommended that you inquire with the state about the validity of the information contained herein.