Concealed Handguns

COVID-19 Information

Due to COVID-19, Renewals may be processed through the U.S. Mail.

New applicants require an appointment.

Oregon law does not prohibit someone from wearing a mask while lawfully carrying a concealed handgun.

Concealed Handgun Licenses

Woman Sitting at a Computer Smiling at the CameraThe Sheriff's Office issues concealed handgun licenses for the residents of Douglas County. Each new applicant fills out an application, is fingerprinted, photographed and an extensive criminal, civil, and mental health background check is conducted. Renewals go through the same procedure, with the exception of fingerprinting and handgun training.

Applications are taken by appointment only and are scheduled for Monday through Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in Room 210 of the Justice Building. Schedule an appointment online.


To qualify for a concealed handgun license, all applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen or meet Immigration and Naturalization requirements
  • Be a resident of Douglas County Oregon
  • Never have been convicted of a felony
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor in the last four years
  • Have no outstanding warrants, or free on any form of pretrial release
  • Have never been committed to the Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division, or have been found to be mentally ill and subject to an order prohibiting purchasing or possessing firearms because of mental illness.
  • Provide written documentation from a firearms safety course utilizing instructors certified by the NRA or a law enforcement agency or participation in the military service with handgun training indicated
  • Pass a background check
  • Not be subject to a citation or an order for stalking or an order issued under the Family Abuse Prevention Act

Oregon State Sheriffs Association Star BadgeComplete your handgun training online through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.


At the time of application the following must be presented:

  • Appropriate fees
  • Completed application
  • Proof of competency with a handgun
  • Two types of identification


Two forms of ID are required, one of which must be a photo ID. Types of ID that are acceptable include:

  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • FFS240 (Foreign Service Document) issued at birth
  • Original Naturalized Citizenship Certificate
  • A U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • A valid drivers license or state issued ID card

Applicant Fees

  • New Applications: $65 Douglas County Sheriffs Office
    Note: This amount includes a fingerprint processing fee
  • Renewals: $50 Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
  • Address or Name Change: $15 Douglas County Sheriff's Office

These fees are non-refundable and cover the cost of the background investigation and processing required by law.

Upon completion of the required research, the application will be submitted to the Sheriff for final approval. Upon approval, the completed permit will be mailed to the applicant.

Permits are valid in the state of Oregon and are good for four years from the date of issuance.

Applications may be downloaded online or they can be picked up any time at the Sheriff's Office in Roseburg.

Helpful Resources

For more information call 541-957-2021 or 800-331-6848, ext. 2021 Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm.