To obtain a concealed handgun license from the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, you must:
- Be able to demonstrate competence with a handgun by showing a certificate or written statement that you have been trained by:
- A handgun safety course utilizing either police instructors or those certified by the NRA, including courses provided for security guards, reserve police officers, law enforcement officers, military service and organized shooting competition; or
- A hunter education safety course approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife; or
- You hold a previous Oregon license to carry a concealed handgun.
- Be a citizen of the United States of America. If you were not born a citizen of the United States, you must provide proof of citizenship, i.e., a U.S. Passport, Certification of Naturalization, or, if you were born on a military base, a Birth Certificate. If you are a legal resident alien, you must document continuous residency in Marion County for at least six months and declare in writing to the Immigration and Naturalization Service your intention to become a citizen and provide such proof of the written declaration to the Sheriff at the time of application for a concealed handgun license;
- Have your principal residence in Klamath County;
- Have your current address on your driver's license;
- Be at least 21 years of age;
- Have been discharged from the jurisdiction of a juvenile court for more than four years if you were under their jurisdiction for committing an act which, if committed by an adult, would have constituted a felony or a misdemeanor.
You must NOT:
- Have any outstanding warrants for your arrest.
- Be on any form of pretrial release.
- Have been convicted of or found guilty of a felony, except for insanity as provided by ORS 161.295.
- Have been convicted of or found guilty of a misdemeanor, except for insanity as provided by ORS 161.295, within the previous four years.
- Have been committed to the mental health division under ORS 426.130.
- Have been found mentally ill under ORS 426.130 and prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm as a result of that mental illness.
- Have a history that shows confrontation with others, including family or neighbors.
- Have a history of conflict with police officers.
- Have any offenses involving firearms.
- Have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
- Have any documented problems involving alcohol.
- Have any documented problems involving drugs.
- Have ever renounced your U.S. citizenship.
Most of these provisions are outlined in ORS 166.291.
********** 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.
Please select an application form to download
We ONLY accept applications in person. We no longer accept application via USPS or email.
(Summons and complaint with or without attachments, small claims notices, eviction summons and complaint, notice of restitution, citation, subpoena, orders, etc.)
1-2 parties (same address)
3 parties (same address)
4 parties (same address)
5 parties (same address)
Writs of Garnishment
Additional fees to include supplies, mileage, storage, postage, and wages of additional personnel may be charged and will be calculated at time of service.
Writ of Execution in Judgment of Restitution
plus fees outlined under “Notice Process” above
Conveyance of Real Property
A labor rate will be applied to any report that requires more than 15 minutes to compile. The labor rate is based on the employee’s current wage plus an overhead cost at the rate of 35%.
Each additional page after 10 pages
One page “911” incident report
Photographs (First 10 photos provided on CD, by e-mail, or printed color copy)
Each additional photo
Concealed Handgun License
($50.00 to Klamath County Sheriff's Office in the form of cash, check or money order.
$15.00 to Oregon State Police in the form of check or money order)
Renewal of Concealed Handgun License
(Two print cards)
What does "concealment" mean?
Unless a firearm is partially visible, it is considered concealed.
What will the license allow me to do?
A concealed handgun license allows you to carry a loaded or unloaded handgun concealed upon your person or concealed within your control in a car or other means of transportation.
What if I move to a new address within Klamath County?
ORS 166.295(C)(2) requires that the "licensee shall report the change of address and the sheriff shall issue a new license as a duplication for a change of address. The license shall expire upon the same date as would the original." Failure to do so may result in revocation of your License. The cost is $15.
What if I move out-of-state or from Klamath County to another county in Oregon?
If you will be transferring your license to another county, register with that county. They will notify us that you are no longer a CHL holder in Klamath County. However, if you do not transfer your license to another Oregon county OR if you move out of state, you must notify the Klamath County Sheriff's Office.
What if I lose or misplace my Concealed Handgun License?
You should report the loss of your CHL and make an appointment to have a replacement issued. The cost is $15.
How do I renew my Concealed Handgun License expires?
Pursuant to ORS 166.295(1)(a), a concealed handgun license is renewable by repeating the procedures set out in ORS 166.291 and 166.292. You are not required to be fingerprinted or to provide character references again. You must schedule an appointment, complete an application and pay a $50 renewal fee.
An otherwise expired concealed handgun license continues to be valid for up to 45 days after the licensee applies for renewal if: (1) The licensee applies for renewal before the original license expires; (2) The licensee has proof of the application for renewal; and (3) The application for renewal has not been denied.
Do I need to have my License reissued if I change my name?
Yes. Contact us to schedule an appointment so we can issue a card in your new name. Bring a marriage license or court documentation as proof of your name change. The cost is $15.
What if I have a Concealed Handgun License but do not have it on my person when I'm stopped by a law enforcement officer and have a concealed handgun in my possession?
This is a serious offense and can result in arrest and seizure and revocation of your License. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR CCL WITH YOU!
If I'm a resident of another state, but regularly travel through Oregon, will Klamath County issue me a Concealed Handgun License?
If I have been fingerprinted previously and my fingerprints are on file with the Oregon State Police, do I have to be fingerprinted again?
Yes. We are mandated by law to fingerprint new applicants for Concealed Handgun Licenses, regardless of whether they have been fingerprinted before.
How long does it take for a renewal License and when do I get my new License?
By statute we have 45 days to process your application for both new licenses and renewal of your license. Based on the work load of the concealed weapons division, sometimes your permit will be sent to you sooner than the 45 days.
Should I bring my weapon to my appointment?
No. Oregon does not require a concealed handgun license applicant to register their handgun or to qualify. Please do not bring your firearm to the Sheriff’s Office.
Please select an application form to download
Or, mail completed forms to:
Klamath County Sheriff
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603