Concealed Handgun Licensing


Information to all Concealed Handgun Applicants

  • At the time of application to the Sheriff’s Office for processing you will be photographed and fingerprinted, all applicable fees will be collected, and you will be required to present TWO pieces of identification. One piece of identification must be a valid and current picture-identification.
  • Active military personnel are exempt from personally appearing to process their applications. A copy of your current Oregon Driver License with a Columbia County address, the renewal fee, and a current completed application can be mailed to the Sheriff's Office for processing.
  • Washington residents may also qualify for CHL through Columbia County if they regularly travel to or through our county.  See special instructions below.
  • Fees are non-refundable and cover the cost of background investigation and processing required by law.
     

To be eligible for a Concealed Handgun License in Oregon, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or a legal resident alien that can prove his/her intent to apply for citizenship;
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older
  • Applicants' principal place of residence must be in Columbia County (Exceptions to this can include those leasing or renting property in Columbia County and Washington Residents who come to or through Columbia County on a regular basis)
  • Applicants must not have any outstanding warrants
  • Applicants must be free of any felony convictions
  • Applicants must have no misdemeanor convictions or diversion within the last 4 years
  • Applicants must not be on any form of pre-trial release
  • Applicants must not be prohibited to possess a firearm under any other state or federal law.

Washington Residents must meet these additional qualifications.

  • You must have a current Washington State Concealed Handgun License to qualify for your Oregon permit.  This permit can be used as one piece of identification when applying for your Oregon CHL.
  • You must write a letter to the sheriff stating why you want an Oregon Concealed Handgun License.  Your reasons must be compelling in nature.
  • There will be a $10.00 administrative fee.  The fee is applied to the cost of regular monitoring of criminal histories of Washington residents holding any type of Columbia County licenses or permits through the Sheriff's Office.
     

Concealed Handgun Applicant Documentation Requirements

Oregon Applicants

  • Application
  • Proof of a Concealed Handgun Safety Class
  • 2 Forms of identification(Oregon Driver’s License and something else with your name on such as an insurance card, Costco Card, etc)

Washington Applicants

  • Application
  • Letter to Sheriff why you want an Oregon Concealed Handgun License
  • Concealed Handgun Safety Class
  • 2 Forms of identification(Valid Washington Driver’s License and Washington Concealed Handgun License)
  • Proof of a Concealed Handgun Safety Class
     

Concealed Handgun Renewal Documentation Requirements

Oregon Renewal

  • Application
  • 2 Forms of identification
  • Renewal Process must be completed within a year of the expiration of your CHL or you will have to complete the entire CHL Process.

Washington Renewal

  • Application
  • 2 Forms of identification
  • Renewal Process must be completed within a year of the expiration of your CHL or you will have to complete the entire CHL Process.
     

Forms, Fees and Links

*Before you may apply for a Concealed Handgun License in Oregon, you must take and pass an approved concealed handgun course.  There are a number of courses that are out there and provided by private individuals that might qualify.  We recognize the Oregon State Sheriff's Association online course as one of those courses.  The cost of the course and certificate of completion is $55. Other courses may also qualify, depending on content and approval by the National Rifle Association.
 

CCSO Concealed Handgun Licensing Dates

  • SATURDAY June 27, 2020 10am-2pm COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Cancelled
     
  • SATURDAY July 25, 2020 10am-2pm COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Cancelled
     
  • SATURDAY August 29, 2020 10am-2pm COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE- Cancelled
     
  • SATURDAY September 25, 2020 9am-3pm CLATSKANIE POLICE POLICE SUB-STATION- Cancelled
     
  • SATURDAY October 24, 2020 10am-2pm COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
     
  • SATURDAY November 21, 2020 10am-2pm COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
     

CLATSKANIE POLICE SUB-STATION - 195 SE 2ND ST., CLATSKANIE

COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - 901 PORT AVENUE, ST HELENS