Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) are available from the Sheriff and are effective for four years.
To see the requirements for obtaining a CHL and determine if you qualify please read the Concealed Handgun ORS
To apply, fill out the application and return it to our office. This form is a fill-able form but you will still need to print if off and bring it to our office to complete the application process. This form will help us perform the required background checks. At the time you apply we will also fingerprint you and take the photo for your permit. State law requires that applicants be 21 years of age, U.S. citizens, and residents of Union County. Further, you cannot be a convicted felon, have no misdemeanors in the past four years, and not be a respondent in a restraining or stalking order. The fees due at that time are:
*$65 to the Union County Sheriff
- (This covers the costs of your background investigation, processing your fingerprints and processing required by state law)
At the time of application you must be able to demonstrate competency by any of the several methods provided by law. Generally this is completion of any NRA firearms safety or training course or other accredited handgun safety course. The Sheriff Reserves sponsor a class from time to time, and the office maintains a list of prospective students. To see a list of qualified instructors in our area follow this link Concealed Handgun Class Instructors
Although state law allows for up to 45 days to complete the permit process, we try to clear permit applications in a few weeks. You will receive your new permit in the mail.
It’s important to renew your expiring concealed weapon permit within 45 days of expiration. Renewals are $50, and are good for four years.
We will send you a postcard shortly before your permit expiration to allow plenty of time for renewal.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Your should notify us promptly of a change of address for your concealed weapon permit. The cost for this change of address is $15 if you are changing your address in Union County. If you move to Union County from another county you must be fingerprinted and the fee is $30; $15 for the address change and $15 to process the fingerprints.