Our Civil Division is open by appointment only for new CHL's and renewals.
Applications for concealed handgun licenses are accepted in the Civil Division at the Josephine County Sheriff's Office located at 1901 NE F St, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Please complete the Concealed Handgun License Application new form then schedule your appointment by calling (541) 474-5109 ext 3144 or 3145 during our regular business hours.
New applications and transfers from another county will be processed by appointment only. Appointments will be taken every 20 minutes between the hours of 8:40 am -11:40 am and 1:00 pm - 3:40 pm unless we are closed for a Federal holiday.
Renewal applications and change of address are accepted on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between the hours of 9:00am -11:50am and 1:00pm - 3:50pm.
If you currently have a CHL with us, and you relocated somewhere else within the county, please fill out a Change of Address Form new form
At the time you submit your application, we will photograph and fingerprint you and collect applicable fees. An extensive criminal, civil and mental health background is conducted after your application is submitted.
These fees are non-refundable and cover the cost of the background investigation and processing as required by law. Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification when your permit approval process is complete.
To qualify for a concealed handgun license you must:
What to bring when you apply:
The Sheriff's Office does not endorse any specific instructors, however you can contact the Josephine County Sportsman's Park at (541) 476-2040 for a list of qualified instructors that offer handgun safety classes. Instructors will provide a certificate upon successful completion of the class that will suffice for competency in handgun safety. We do not accept certificates obtained through American Firearms Training.
Until further notice, we will no longer be able to accept out-of-state applications, we will renew out-of-state applications if processed before the expiration date.