Concealed Handgun Licenses

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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."

ALSO: CHL Frequently Asked Questions

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 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 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.

Questions? Visit our CHL Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also e-mail CHL-related questions to

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."

Also, your issued Oregon concealed handgun license does not supersede federal firearms prohibitions. Please refer to 18 U.S. Code - 922 (g).

Disclosure of CHL information: ORS 192.448 protects the disclosure of records or information that identifies a person as a current or former holder of, or applicant for, a concealed handgun license, except for certain purposes including written consent of the holder, when ordered by a court, at the request of another public body for criminal justice purposes, or when the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office believes there is compelling public interest to release the holder's name, age and county of residence. You can read the full content of the statute here.