Oregon Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form

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The Oregon firearm (gun) bill of sale form produces a valid covenant for the transfer of a firearm for a prearranged financial compensation. The written contract identifies both owner and seller, along with the gun being sold. This agreement also contains language within disclosure statements that both parties must acknowledge to validate the deal. This contract can be employed to produce confirmed evidence of ownership after signing.

How to Register a Gun

There is not an official system of registration; however per ORS §166.412, when purchasing a firearm, the sale must be recorded by use of an Oregon Register of Transfer of a Used Firearm. The form must be filled out and turned in, and the applicant must pass a background check, to complete the purchase and take possession of the gun. The sale must be conducted at a federally licensed firearms dealer, even in the case it is being purchased used from a private party. The records from the recorded firearm sale are held by the governing authorities for five years and then destroyed after that. There is no license or permit necessary to buy a firearm, but there is a minimum age of 18 to procure a long gun and 21 for a handgun. Open carry of a firearm is permitted without a license throughout the state for all long guns except in a number of cities restricting this usage.

How to Obtain a License to Carry a Concealed Handgun

To lawfully carry a handgun, openly or concealed, Oregon residents are required to obtain a License to Carry a Concealed Handgun. This license is granted on a “shall issue” basis to those willing to comply with the accompanying background check and fingerprint registration. The license additionally serves permittance for travel in several approved states of reciprocity.

To apply for a License to Carry a Concealed Handgun, visit your resident county sheriff’s office along with the following necessary authenticating paperwork in hand:

Keep in mind, depending on your county, you may need to schedule an appointment by phone or online before attending to apply for your license. Within a time frame of 45-days, you should receive a notification on the status of your licensure.

How to Write

Step 1 – Pick the format for the form that you wish to download and click on the link (PDF or Word).

Step 2 – Seller Information – Submit all key information on the seller of the weapon in the indicated space:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Driver’s License

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Input the identical information for the buyer of the gun as follows:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Driver’s License

Step 4 – Firearm – Complete the data with respect to the firearm being transferred:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Answer the prompted questions as to the cost of the gun as follows:

  • Purchase Price (written, numerical)
  • Purchase Date
  • For cases involving a trade of one firearm or more for the indicated sale gun, please list the pertinent information concerning the trade guns in the provided space.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Both buyer and seller must review the disclosure statements and only sign upon agreement.

Step 7 – Signatures – Execute the form in the presence of a legal notary public to attest to the affirmation of disclosure statements and authorize all signatures.