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Firearms Instant Check System (FICS)

We conduct firearms background checks on persons attempting to purchase a firearm (ORS 166.412) through all Federally Licensed Firearms dealers in Oregon. 

Online Firearms Instant Check System available to dealers only.

A few facts on the process and system:

  • Oregon law requires a background check for all transfers including those that take place at a gun show and between private citizens. (Please refer to "When is a Background Check Required?")
  • Records of the transactions are kept for five years.
  • The database is exempt from public inspection.
  • There is a $10.00 fee per transaction and funds the program.
  • We also conduct background checks for private party sales at gun shows.
FICS Instant Check and Stolen Gun Checks
Toll-Free: 1-800-432-5059
Phone: 503-585-6245
Fax: 503-370-8584
8 am – 10 pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas
Challenge or Information Line
Phone: 503-373-1808
FICS Unit Manager
Phone: 503-934-2330

FICS Unit Supervisors
Phone: 503-934-2364
Phone: 503-934-2372

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