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.

All applications are accepted by appointment only.

You may 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
  • Must not be required to register as a sex offender in any state

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


At the time of appointment 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:

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

Applicant Fees

  • New Applications: $115
    (Note: This amount includes a fingerprint processing fee)
  • Renewals: $75
  • Transfer from Another County: $30
  • Transfer and Renewal from Another County: $90
  • Address Change within Douglas County or Name Change: $15
  • Duplicate Card: $15
  • Reinstatement: $75

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.

Public Fingerprinting

The Sheriff's Office does not offer ink rolled fingerprinting. All fingerprints are taken via a computerized system and printed on an FD258 card. 

At the time of your appointment, one form of photo ID is required. Types of ID that are acceptable include:

  • A valid drivers license or state issued ID card
  • A U.S. Passport

Need More Information?

For more information call 541-957-2021 or 800-331-6848, ext. 2021.