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

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia

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
Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Complete a handgun training course.
  2. Download the application under FORMS, also available from the county Sheriffs office.
  3. Assemble all you documentation;
    • Training course certificate
    • Completed fingerprint card
    • Completed application form
    • Two forms of ID
  4. File your application at the county Sheriffs office where you reside. Some counties require you to make an appointment.
  5. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
Fees vary between counties, Marion Counties fees are listed.

New Permits: $65
Renewal: $50
Replacement: $15
Transfer fee: $30

Accepted forms of payment
Check, Cash, Money order

  • oregon concealed carry application form


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

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Sheriff in the county of your residence.
45 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 45 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
Oregon gun laws make no mention of informing law enforcement you have a weapon. The laws do state that you must have with you at all times you are carrying a firearm your permit and produce this when requested.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Oregon gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

YES – Without a Permit/License
There are no state laws that ban the carrying of loaded firearms in a vehicle provided the firearm is not concealed or not readily accessible. But local governments can set their own laws on vehicle carry. So you would need to check the local regulations.
If you have a permit/licence then none of the above applies to you.
YES – Without a Permit/License
You are legally entitled to open carry. However, local governments can set their own laws for persons who do not have a permit/license and carry loaded firearms. So you must check up on the local laws before you open carry.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.

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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