ORS 166.292¹
Procedure for issuing
  • form of license
  • duration

(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, a wallet sized license bearing the photograph of the licensee. The license must be signed by the licensee and carried whenever the licensee carries a concealed handgun.

(2) 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.

(3) Licenses for concealed handguns shall be uniform throughout the state in substantially the following form:




County ________ License Number _____

Expires ________ Date of birth ______

Height ________ Weight ________

Name _________ Address _________

Licensee’s City _____ Zip ___ Photograph

Signature _______________

Issued by _______________

Date of issue _______________


(4) An Oregon concealed handgun license issued under ORS 166.291 (Issuance of concealed handgun license) and this section, unless revoked under ORS 166.293 (Denial or revocation of license), is valid for a period of four years from the date on which it is issued.

(5) The sheriff shall keep a record of each license issued under ORS 166.291 (Issuance of concealed handgun license) and this section, or renewed pursuant to ORS 166.295 (Renewal of license).

(6) When a sheriff issues a concealed handgun license under this section, the sheriff shall provide the licensee with a list of those places where carrying concealed handguns is prohibited or restricted by state or federal law. [1989 c.839 §9 (166.291 (Issuance of concealed handgun license) to 166.293 (Denial or revocation of license) enacted in lieu of 166.290); 1993 c.625 §5; 1993 c.693 §2; 1993 c.735 §5]

Chapter 166

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972); 69 OLR 169 (1990)

  • Oregon Daily Emerald, Oct 17, 2009
    “The suit was brought forth last month by the Oregon Firearms Educa­tional ... who is licensed under ORS 166.291 and 166.292 to carry a concealed handgun. ...”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 166—Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­166.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 166, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­166ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information