Applications Accepted: Mon & Wed 8am - 3:30pm
License Pickup: Mon, Wed & Fri 8am -3pm
No Appointment Necessary
CCW License Process
Applicant must be legally living in The United States.
Applicant must have been a resident of OH for 45 days immediately preceding the date of application.
Applicant must certify that he/she desires a legal means to carry a concealed handgun for defense of himself/herself or a member of his/her family while engaged in a lawful activity.
Applicant cannot be a fugitive from justice.
Applicant cannot have a conviction for assault if the victim of the assault is a peace officer.
Applicant cannot have 2 or more convictions within the 5 years immediately preceding the application date for assault or negligent assault.
Applicant cannot have a conviction within the 10 years immediately preceding the application date for resisting arrest.
Applicant cannot have been adjudicated as a mental defective, or committed to any mental institution, or is not under a adjudication for mental incompetence, or has not been found mentally ill by a court and subject to hospitalization, or is not an involuntary patient.
Applicant cannot at the time of application be subject to a civil protection order, a temporary protection order, or a protection order issued from another state.
2923.126 Duties of licensed individual.
(A) A concealed handgun license that is issued under section 2923.125 of the Revised Code shall expire five years after the date of issuance. A licensee who has been issued a license under that section shall be granted a grace period of thirty days after the licensee's license expires during which the licensee's license remains valid. Except as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, a licensee who has been issued a concealed handgun license under section 2923.125 or 2923.1213 of the Revised Code may carry a concealed handgun anywhere in this state if the licensee also carries a valid license and valid identification when the licensee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun. The licensee shall give notice of any change in the licensee's residence address to the sheriff who issued the license within forty-five days after that change.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
A Completed application form to the Sheriff of the County where they reside of to the Sheriff of an adjacent county.
Must bring in a valid drivers license or state Identification card (if renewing, old concealed carry license)
A nonrefundable $67 application fee ($91.00 for applicants with less than 5 years residency)
A color 2" x 2" color passport photograph that is clear with a plain white/light background of head/shoulders only. taken within 30 days of the application.
A set of fingerprints taken by the Sheriff’s Office.
A competency certification that must have been issued within the 3 years immediately preceding the date of application (applicant must provide a copy of their training certificate).
If renewing CCW and previous license is from another county, a copy of your training certificate would be appreciated.
A certification that the applicant has read the safety pamphlet produced by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission.
THE DEFINITION OF A COMPETENCY CERTIFICATION IS DEFINED AS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Within 45 days of receipt of an application the Sheriff will issue a license to carry a concealed handgun or deny the application.
Concealed handgun license that a sheriff issues under division (D)(1) of this section shall expire five years after the date of issuance
If the application is denied, the Sheriff will indicate in writing the reasons for the denial. Upon denial, the applicant may proceed through an appeals process.
Any false statements on a application for a license or renewal of a license or temporary emergency license is a felony of the fourth degree.
Any fictitious or altered document that purports to be a certification of the person’s competence is a felony of the fourth degree.
Any person who alters a license or creates a fictitious document that purports to be a license is a felony of the fifth degree.
Any person who possesses a license that has been revoked or suspended is felony of the fifth degree.