Concealed Handgun License
*Click Here for Information Regarding Confidentiality and Your CHL*To obtain a concealed handgun license from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, you must:
You must NOT:
Most of these provisions are outlined in ORS 166.291.
Application materials for a concealed handgun license will not be mailed, but may be obtained at:
Marion County Sheriff's OfficeMarion County Courthouse100 High St. NESalem, Oregon(503) 588-5094
The online application packet contains an application form and instructions. Complete the packet material, schedule an appointment by calling (503) 588-5094, and bring the completed materials with you to your appointment.
Download the Concealed Handgun License Application and Application Instructions.
You MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT to be fingerprinted and photographed. The Sheriff's Office has implemented a new procedure for county citizens renewing or applying for new Concealed Handgun Licenses. Due to the number of Marion County citizens with CHLs and overwhelming workload issues, the Sheriff's Office has instituted an appointment system. Citizens of Marion County should call the Sheriff's Office (503) 588-5094 at least six (6) weeks prior to license expiration to make an appointment. The cost of $50.00 for a four (4) year license has not changed. Except for new applicants who require fingerprinting, most appointments require less than 15 minutes to complete.
For NEW APPLICANTS. Schedule your appointment by calling (503) 588-5094. At time of your appointment bring:
For RENEWALS. Schedule your appointment by calling (503) 588-5094. At the time of your appointment bring:
For TRANSFERS. Schedule your appointment by calling (503) 588-5094. At the time of your appointment bring:
Questions? First, view Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions, call us at (503) 588-5094 or contact us by email.
********** CAUTION **********
Possession of a CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE you to carry a firearm in any FEDERAL BUILDING, in certain areas on AIRPORT PROPERTY, or in ANY COURTHOUSE where the presiding judge has posted notice of such prohibition. If you are apprehended with a handgun on these premises, your concealed handgun license will be SEIZED AND RETURNED TO THE SHERIFF and your license may be revoked.
Also, possession of a concealed handgun without having a valid, current Concealed Handgun License with your current address on your person may result in your Concealed Handgun License being SEIZED and REVOKED. Always carry your CHL with you when in possession of a concealed handgun and make an appointment to have your card updated in the event you move to a new address or change your name.