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Firearms Instant Check System (FICS)

***Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Oregon FICS unit is now only processing firearms backgrounds checks via the online portal.  Please visit to submit your transactions.  Thank you for your cooperation.*** 

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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