Sheriff: Please don't apply for a concealed handgun license May 30

COOS BAY, Ore. - Need a concealed hangun license? May 30 won't be the day to do it.

Due to an "extreme shortage" of staff that day, the Coos County Sheriff's Office has asked the public not come to apply for concealed handgun licenses and/or renewals on that day.

"We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause," the sheriff's office said in a press release. Anyone with questions can call (541) 396-7802 or (541) 396-7800.

Normal days/times for Renewal Applications are Monday through Friday, 08:30 to 4:45, excluding lunch when the office is closed between 11:30-12:30.

One piece of photo identification and the expired/expiring concealed handgun license is required along with the $50.00 renewal fee payable by cash, check or money order.
A new photo will be taken at the time that you apply for your renewal.

New applications are normally processed on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, from 12:30 to 4:45 on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis.

You must provide proof of handgun competency with a handgun safety certificate, military records that show small handgun safety training; one photo identification such as a driver's license; and, one additional piece of identification such as a birth certificate, passport, social security card, fishing/hunting license, TWIC card, employee photo identification.

In addition, two names and addresses/phones of two character references will be required on your application.

The fee is payable by cash, check or money order in the amount of $65.

You will photographed and fingerprinted and after your background is successfully completed, you will receive your concealed handgun license in the mail to the mailing address listed on your application.