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Benton County Sheriff's Office – Concealed Handgun License (CHL)

By Oregon law if you want to carry a firearm concealed upon your person, or concealed and readily accessible within a vehicle, you must have a concealed handgun license (CHL). If you live in Benton County you must make an appointment with the Benton County Sheriff's Office to apply for your license. Licenses are effective for four years, but then must be renewed.

Background Checks

Apply for Your Original CHL

Renew Your CHL

Fees

Background Checks

Criminal background checks are conducted on all CHL applicants as specified by law. This is to ensure applicants do not have any felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions in the last four years, no drug offenses, no warrants for their arrest, are not in diversion and have not been committed by the State for mental illness, among others.

Apply for Your Original CHL

Follow these steps to apply for your original four-year Concealed Handgun License...

STEP ONE: Prior to your appointment, complete and gather together the following documentation:

  • Download and complete the CHL Application Packet (PDF).
  • Provide reference form signed by two character references. This form is available as part of the CHL Application Packet.
  • Provide proof of competency. You must show that you know how to safely handle a handgun. See the CHL Application Packet for details.
  • Provide proof of residency. You must show that you live within the boundaries of Benton County. Examples include a driver's license displaying a current Benton County address or proof that you own or lease property within Benton County. For a complete listing of documents acceptable to prove residence, refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 166.291.
  • Provide two proofs of identification, one of which must include your photograph:

-  One proof of identification must be your proof of citizenship. This can be your birth certificate, passport or appropriate INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) form.

-  Your secondary proof of identification can be your driver's license.

  • Prepare your fees. The fee for an original CHL is $65.00. Checks or cash are accepted, but exact change is required. See CHL Application Packet for details.

STEP TWO: Make an appointment to submit your application and supporting documents:

  • Call (541) 766-6606 to schedule your appointment. YOU MUST HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT to submit your application.
    • Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR.

STEP THREE: Arrive for your appointment as scheduled to submit your application and fee in person.

  • Your fingerprints will be taken at the time of your appointment. Fingerprints are taken with a digital scanner that does not require ink. Fingerprints are required when you apply for your original CHL.
    • A photo will be taken of you at your appointment.

Renew Your CHL

Applying for a renewal license differs slightly from applying for an original license...

STEP ONE: Prior to your appointment, complete and gather together the following documentation:

  • Download and complete the CHL Application Packet (PDF).
  • Provide the Concealed Handgun License that you are renewing.
  • Provide proof of residency. You must show that you live within the boundaries of Benton County. Examples include a driver's license displaying a current Benton County address or proof that you own or lease property within Benton County. For a complete listing of documents acceptable to prove residence, refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 166.291.
  • Provide two proofs of identification, one of which must include your photograph:

-  One proof of identification must be your proof of citizenship. This can be your birth certificate, passport or appropriate INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) form.

-  Your secondary proof of identification can be your driver's license.

  • Prepare your fees. The fee for an renewal CHL is $50.00. Checks or cash are accepted, but exact change is required. See CHL Application Packet for details.

STEP TWO: Make an appointment to submit your application and supporting documents:

  • Call (541) 766-6606 to schedule your appointment. YOU MUST HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT to submit your application.
  • Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR.

STEP THREE: Arrive for your appointment as scheduled to submit your application and fee in person.

  • A photo will be taken of you at your appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: If your CHL has expired, you will also need to provide two character references. The reference form is available as part of the CHL Application Packet.

 

Fees

Fees for Concealed Handgun Licenses are as follows. Checks or cash are accepted, but exact change is required.

  • Original License: $65.00
  • Renewal License: $50.00
  • Address Change or Lost/Stolen License: $15.00

Need More Information?

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (541) 766-6606.