IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING VISITNG THE OFFICE FOR CHL APPOINTMENTS


In compliance with current state guidelines, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. CHL fingerprinting services are by appointment only, scheduled through this site, in order to ensure proper physical distancing and limits on groups. When it is time for your appointment, please be aware of the following:


  • We ask that you arrive five (5) minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Late arrivals will not be permitted to be fingerprinted and will require rescheduling.
  • Please come to your appointment alone; no additional guests or children will be allowed.
  • You are required to bring and wear your own mask while in contact with our employees. Individuals without masks will not be fingerprinted.
  • In addition, no one with a fever or other signs of infection will be permitted. Please, for your safety and ours, reschedule if you become ill. You may reschedule through this site or call us at 503-434-7506 for assistance.

Please be assured that we take your health and safety seriously. Our staff will be utilizing personal protective equipment during appointments and we will be disinfecting surfaces in between appointments.

General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.

In Oregon, the Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Handgun Licenses. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, processing time can take up to 45 days. During the application process, the applicant will be asked to schedule an appointment for a New or Transfer Concealed Handgun License application. 

Please read the requirements section below to make sure you have all the information required for applying for a Concealed Handgun License.

 

Pricing:

Type of Permit Fee

New Concealed Handgun License

$65.00
Renew Concealed Handgun License $50.00
Transferring from Another County (Not needing to renew) $30.00
Transferring from Another County and needing to renew $65.00
Requesting a Duplicate Concealed Handgun License $15.00
Change of Address (within Yamhill County) or Change of Name $15.00

 

  • If you are applying for a NEW or TRANSFER license, you will be required to book a fingerprinting appointment. Fingerprinting is available on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS between 9:00 AM and 12:00PM.
  • Applcations are processed within forty-five (45) days upon being received by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Concealed Handgun Licenses are valid for four (4) years.

 

Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.

 

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Concealed Handgun License Information



Concealed Handgun License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

 

Requirements for Applying for a Concealed Handgun License:

NEW Concealed Handgun License OR TRANSFERRING from another county and needing to RENEW:

  • One government issued photo identification with current address residing in Yamhill County (e.g., DMV issued driver license or ID card, US Passport, etc.).
  • One other piece of identification (i.e., voter’s precinct card, medical insurance card, employee identification card, etc.), or for transfers, your current/expired CHL from another county (must be turned in with application).
  • Proof of US citizenship using a birth certificate, US passport, or naturalization documents.
  • Handgun safety course certificate.
  • Please note: You will be fingerprinted and photographed.

RENEWAL Concealed Handgun License:

  • One government issued photo identification (e.g., DMV issued driver license or ID card, US Passport, etc.).
  • Your current/expired CHL.
  • Renewal applicants who have not previously provided proof of US citizenship must do so at the time of renewal. If you are unsure, please email us at sheriffrecords@co.yamhill.or.us to inquire. Applications will not be accepted without US citizenship documentation on file (ORS 166.291(1)(a)(B)). Qualifying documents include US birth certificate, US passport, or naturalization paperwork.

TRANSFERRING from another county (not needing to renew):

  • One government issued photo identification with current address residing in Yamhill County (e.g., DMV issued driver license or ID card, US Passport, etc.).
  • One other piece of identification (i.e., voter’s precinct card, medical insurance card, employee identification card, etc.)
  • Proof of US citizenship using a birth certificate, US passport, or naturalization documents. 
  • Your current/expired CHL from another county (must be turned in at time of fingerprinting appointment). 
  • Please note: You will be fingerprinted and photographed.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS or CHANGE OF NAME:

  • One government issued photo identification (e.g., DMV issued driver license or ID card, US Passport, etc.).
  • Pursuant to ORS 166.295(C)(2), your address must be updated with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles BEFORE submitting your application
  • Court certified true copy of your legal name change if applicable

Required Documents

PROOF OF FIREARMS SAFETY

  • Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife or a similar agency of another state;
  • Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course;
  • Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by law enforcement, community college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or a law enforcement agency;
  • Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, reserve law enforcement officers or any other law enforcement officers;
  • Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;
  • Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless the license has been revoked; or
  • Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a firearms instructor certified by a law enforcement agency or the National Rifle Association.

ALL TRAINING MUST COVER HANDGUN SAFETY AS A COMPONENT OF THE COURSE.

 


For More Information, Contact:

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Address:

535 NE 5th Street, Room 143
McMinnville, OR 97128

Phone: 503-434-7506
Fax: 503-472-5330
Email: sheriffrecords@co.yamhill.or.us

 

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