As you may know the Oregon State Police is replacing the Firearms Instant Check System (FICS) application used to conduct background checks for firearm transfers made in Oregon.
The replacement project will involve these important changes:
- Replaces the software application that OSP uses to conduct all firearm transfer background checks required by Oregon law as well as on behalf of the FBI National Instant Check System (NICS) where OSP conducts the nationwide check for the FBI at the same time.
- Replaces the Online web portal function used by licensed dealers in Oregon to request background checks through OSP.
OSP will continue to maintain the 1-800 number for use by licensed dealers and private party firearm background check requests. While this foundational process does not change, we look forward to improvements made within the overall software application replacement and positive impacts this will have on all firearm background check requests regardless of the method customers elect to use to make their requests.
OSP has set up this web page specific for Oregon gun dealers, to provide information and reference materials for the project as they become available. Project updates will be posted to this site and we encourage dealers to visit this site regularly for new information and to review content that may be of interest to you and your business. Additionally, as you have questions or need assistance please feel free to email our project team at LEDS.2020.osp.oregon.gov.
This application replacement is part of a larger project where OSP is also replacing the over 20-year-old state criminal justice record repository infrastructure; known as the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), the project name is “LEDS 20/20". LEDS contains criminal justice records and provides restricted access to other state and federal systems required to conduct firearm transfer background checks in Oregon. The firearms application replacement portion of the project takes place under Phase 4.1.