An Oregon firearm bill of sale is a document used to record a legal private-party firearms transfer from a seller (transferor) to a buyer (transferee). Oregon’s Department of State Police provides a bill of sale for such transfers, referred to more accurately as a “Firearms Transfer Record.” All private firearm sales must be conducted through a licensed dealer with both parties present. The seller has a legal obligation to sell firearms only to eligible individuals; the buyer is required to complete Section A of the Firearms Transfer Record to prove their eligibility to purchase (§ 166.250 covers persons prohibited from possessing a firearm). After a successful sale through the dealer, the seller must retain the bill of sale document for at least five (5) years.
- Firearm laws – Chapter 166, Sections 180-350 and 410-490
- Background check required? Yes, private firearms sales must be conducted through a licensed dealer who will perform a background check with the DSP (§ 166.435(3)(a)).
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 166.291
Carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited except by those individuals covered by § 166.250 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Anyone not mentioned in the statutes above who intends to carry a concealed weapon must first apply for a Concealed Handgun License. The sheriff’s department in each county handles concealed carry licenses, and individuals can apply for this license by following the steps below.
- Confirm they meet the requirements detailed in § 166.291(1)(a-p).
- Visit the website of the sheriff’s office in their county.
- Download the concealed handgun license application form. (This form varies by county, but the language therein is made uniform by § 166.291(4). E.g., Douglas County Application for License to Carry a Concealed Handgun.)
- Visit the sheriff’s office in their county and hand over the application form and required application fees (typically $65 for a new license, but fees may vary by county).