According to ORS 166.292 (1): "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."
Two Support Services staffers handle the application process and background checks required before the Sheriff can issue Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs) to eligible Clackamas County citizens.
The CHL Unit is located in the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). The CHL office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you can’t schedule/apply online, you can obtain an Application for a License to Carry a Concealed Handgun from one of our offices, or you can download it here. Read carefully through the instructions and follow them exactly. Make sure you meet the requirements, and remember to schedule an appointment. Have your application ready when you come in for your appointment.
Please note the expiration date on the back side of your Concealed Handgun License -- and apply for your renewal license no more than 45 days prior to the expiration.
Important note: DO NOT CARRY A GUN CONCEALED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE IN THE MAIL. ORS 166.292(2) states: "Failure of a person who carries a concealed handgun also to carry a concealed handgun license is prima facie evidence that the person does not have such a license."
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