oregon gun laws


Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedYES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO

Permit Information

Oregon gun laws operate on a “Shall Issue” policy. Applications for a permit are processed at the county level by the local sheriff’s office. Applicants must be at least 21 or older, complete a firearms training course, and meet other criteria. Non-resident permits are available but only for residents in states that border Oregon. Those states are California, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. Some counties require non-residents to supply references. Open Carry is legal but local cities and counties can place restrictions on persons who do not have a permit.

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CCW Reciprocity Map


CCW license recognition
  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state

Oregon does not honor any other states permit.


Oregon is a “shall issue” state.
Non-Resident permits are available.
The permit is valid for 4 years.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Demonstrate competence with a handgun
  • Have your principal residence in the county application is filed in.
  • Have your current address on your driver’s license
  • Be a citizen of the US
  • 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 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.
  • Have been discharged from the jurisdiction of a juvenile court for more than four years if you were under their jurisdiction for committing an act which, if committed by an adult, would have constituted a felony or a misdemeanor.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons


Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • State wild life management area’s
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • Posted private property where the owner prohibits firearms
  • Posted private businesses
  • State courthouses
  • Correctional facility
  • Racecourse
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Oregon Gun Laws

Get in Touch

Marion County Sheriff


Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 100 High St. NE,

CitySalem, Oregon

Phone (503) 588-5094

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4 Comments on "Oregon Gun Laws"

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Can teachers carry guns in school?? In Kalmath Falls, Oregon???????

Tom Toney

Can I give my daughter a pistol that lives in Oregon, I’m from out side Oregon.


I believe it still has to go through an FFL holder.