Hood River County

Sheriff's Office

Concealed Handgun License

Hood River County residents interested in applying for a Concealed Handgun License must first take a gun safety class or show proof of recent completion of a gun safety class which includes a component on handgun safety.  Enrollment in gun safety classes is available through local area gun shops, qualified NRA instructors, and online (including here).

Upon completion of a class, please call the Concealed Handgun License technician at 541-387-7035 to schedule an appointment.  Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  1. Oregon Driver License and proof of citizenship (government issued birth certificate or passport.)
  2. Proof of Handgun Safety Class completion (here's one way).
  3. Check or exact cash for $65 (new applicants) or $50 (renewals) payable to Hood River County.

Please allow up to six weeks for processing. Once fully processed and approved, cards will be mailed to the address listed on the application. 

Note: All fees are non-refundable and cover the costs of the background investigation and processing as required by law.

Download the printable CHL Application


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