2011 ORS § 480.235¹
Waiting period for issuance of certificate of possession
  • investigation of applicant
  • authority of investigating body to require fingerprints
  • term of certificate
  • assignment or transfer prohibited
  • records required

(1) A certificate of possession shall be issued or denied within 45 days after the date of the application or the conclusion of the investigation conducted by the issuing authority pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.

(2) The issuing authority shall conduct an investigation to ensure that the applicant meets the requirements listed in ORS 480.225 (Eligibility for certificate of possession) and 480.230 (Application for certificate of possession). The issuing authority shall include fingerprinting and photographic identification in the investigation. The issuing authority may use fingerprints obtained under this subsection for the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check). Unless the issuing authority finds that the applicant is ineligible under ORS 480.225 (Eligibility for certificate of possession) or 480.230 (Application for certificate of possession), the authority shall issue a certificate of possession to the applicant. If the issuing authority finds that the applicant is ineligible under ORS 480.225 (Eligibility for certificate of possession) or 480.230 (Application for certificate of possession), the authority shall issue a notification of denial. The denial is subject to the provisions of ORS 480.275 (Hearings on denial, suspension or revocation of certificate).

(3) A certificate of possession is valid for three years from the date of issuance unless suspended or revoked pursuant to ORS 480.270 (Revocation or suspension for violations).

(4) A certificate of possession may not be assigned or transferred.

(5) The holder of a certificate of possession shall maintain a record of the type and quantity of all explosives possessed during the certificate period. The record shall be made available upon demand of the issuing authority, a magistrate or a law enforcement agency, public fire department or fire protection agency of this state.

(6) Notwithstanding ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check) (5) and (6), the Department of State Police shall maintain in the departments files fingerprint cards submitted to it for purposes of conducting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check) on applicants for a certificate of possession. [1971 c.518 §8; 1981 c.635 §4; 1983 c.100 §5; 1999 c.980 §7; 2005 c.730 §28]