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Firearms Instant Check System (FICS)
The Firearms Unit provides a service to all Federally Licensed Firearms dealers in the State of Oregon by conducting the Firearms Instant Check backgrounds on person​s attempting to purchase a firearm (ORS 166.412). Records of the transactions are kept for five years. This database is exempt from public inspection. The funding for this Unit is based on a current user fee of $10.00 per transaction. The Firearms Unit is open from 8am to 10pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas as mandated by law. The unit is also responsible for conducting background checks for private party sales at gun shows.
The Firearms Unit is responsible for processing stolen gun checks against the stolen weapons files in LEDS and NCIC for the dealers and any private citizen requesting this service. There is no fee for processing the stolen gun checks. To check a firearm against the stolen record files, call 1-800-432-5059, or any Oregon State Police office.  
To conduct a firearms background check through the Oregon FICS Online System (available to dealers only) please use the following link:
Important Phone Numbers
FICS Instant Check and Stolen Gun Checks (For FFL dealers and private party transfers): 
1(800) 432-5059 
Local Alternate FICS Instant Check Number (For FFL dealers and private party transfers; use when cell phone does not allow an 800 number): 
(503) 585-6245
FICS Email: osp.firearms@state.or.us

Challenge/Information Line (for denied or delayed transactions and inquiries): 
(503) 373-1808
OSP Firearms Instant Check FAX: (503) 370-8584
FICS Unit Manager: 503-934-2330
FICS Unit Supervisor: 503-934-2364​
​Denied Challenge Form ​(As of June 2017)