The Oregon Department of State Police (“DSP”) may retain a record of the information obtained from performing a criminal records check prior to transfer of a firearm for no more than five years.1 The record of information obtained during a request for a criminal records check by a gun dealer is exempt from disclosure under public records law.2 A gun dealer may destroy the firearms transaction thumbprint form five years after completion of the form.3

See our Registration of Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 166.412(7)(a); 166.436(5)(a); Or. Admin. R. 257-010-0055(2). ⤴︎
  2. Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.412(7)(b); Or. Admin. R. 257-010-0055(3). ⤴︎
  3. Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.412(2)(f). ⤴︎