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Concealed Handgun License

Apply for Concealed Handgun License

Wasco County Sheriff's Office issues concealed handgun license in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute 166.291 through 166.297.
Download Wasco County Concealed Handgun License application.
Applications and renewals are accepted by appointment only. Schedule your appointment online by going to or during regular business hours by calling 541-506-2580.
What to bring to the appointment:
1) Completed application
2) Proof of United States citizenship
3) Proof of residency in Wasco County
4) Proof of handgun safety course (outlined in ORS 166.291)
5) Two pieces of identification with your signature (one must have a picture and signature)
6) Correct fees. Fees are non-refundable and cover processing costs according to Oregon law.
7) Note: All applicants (new and renewals will be photographed). New applicants and transfers will be fingerprinted.


Obtain a Fingerprint Card

Fingerprinting is done Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Bring current government issued identification with you.
Correct Fees
If you have fingerprint cards, please do not fill in the blanks.
If you were given an affidavit by the agency requesting your fingerprints, please remember to bring that with you.
Wasco County Sheriff's Office is not a field print point.
Questions:  Please call our Records Division 541-506-2580.

Police Reports

Make a Police Report
To file a police report for incidents which occurred in Wasco County outside The Dalles city limits call 541-296-5454 or visit the Sheriff's Office located at 511 Washington Street, Suite 102, The Dalles, OR, during regular business hours.

For incidents that occurred within The Dalles city limits call 541-296-2233 or visit City of The Dalles Police Department located at 401 Court Street, The Dalles, OR.
Request a Copy of a Police Report
Wasco County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing public access to records in a manner that is consistent with the Oregon Public Records Law. (ORS 192.311 to 192.478)

Public records request shall be made in writing, which includes email. Please complete the Public Records Request form and submit it in one of the following manners:
(a) email it to
(b) fax it to 541-506-2581
(c) hand deliver it to our office located at 511 Washington Street, Suite 102, The Dalles, OR 97058. 
(d) mail it to Attn: Records Division, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, 511 Washington St, The Dalles, OR 97058.

Written public records requests shall be responded to without unreasonable delay, in accordance with Oregon law and Lexipol Wasco County Policy 804.4.

Questions: Please call our Records Division 541-506-2580.
Click here for Sheriff Office fees.

Accident Reports

File an Accident Report with Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Forms to file an accident report can be obtained through the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles website

Restraining Order

Obtain a Restraining Order
The Sheriff's Office does not issue restraining orders. Restraining orders are granted by the judge of the Circuit Court. Wasco County Circuit Court is on the third floor of the County Courthouse located at 511 Washington Street, The Dalles, OR.  Phone number is 541-506-2700.

Haven advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and stalking. Haven 24 hour crisis line: 541-298-4789 or 1-800-429-4789.


Pay my ticket/citation
Citations are paid through Wasco County Circuit Court located on the third floor of the County Courthouse located at 511 Washington Street, Suite 301, The Dalles, OR.  Phone 541-506-2700.


Evict a Tenant
Wasco County Sheriff's Office does not give legal advice.  Please consult your attorney.


Check if a Person is in Jail
Northern Oregon Corrections is the jail for Wasco County. To find current inmates visit their website at or call 541-298-1576.

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