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Individuals applying for or renewing a Concealed Carry license can either do so by scheduling an appointment at the County Jail by clicking Book an Appointment below, or by walk-in at the Title Bureau office at 1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron. (Please note that the Tallmadge Avenue location can only take payment by credit card or check) 
 
Book an Appointment


Summit County Jail
205 E. Crosier St.
Akron, OH  44311
(330) 643-7922
9:00am-2:00pm Wed-Fri

Title Bureau
1030 E. Tallmadge Ave. 
Akron, OH 44310
(330) 643-6524
8:00am-3:30pm Mon-Fri

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New Applicants
 
Must bring:
- Driver’s License or State ID 
- Completed Application form
- 2×2” photo to go on front page of application
- Firearms training certificate
- Processing Fee: $67.00 (OH residents for 5+ years), $78.25 (OH residents for less than 5 years)
   Military: DD-214, active/retired military ID, or county-issued veteran ID card to waive fee
- Self-addressed, stamped envelope 

 
 
Renewal Applicants
 
Must bring:
- Driver’s License or State ID
- Completed Application form
- 2×2” photo to go on front page of application
- Current CCW License
- Processing Fee: $50.00 (OH resident for 5+ years), $61.25 (OH resident for less than 5 years)
- Self-addressed, stamped envelope


 
Replacement License
 
Must bring:
- Driver’s License or State ID
- Affidavit stating the circumstances surrounding the loss of your license (filled out at time of arrival)
- Processing Fee: $15.00
 
 
 
Address or Name Change
This must be done at the Jail location
 
Must bring:
- Driver’s License or State ID
- Proof of address/name change
- Current CCW License
- Completed address/name change form (filled out at time of arrival)
- Processing Fee: $15.00
 
 
 
Temporary Emergency Application
 
Must bring:
- Driver’s License or State ID 
- Completed and notarized Temporary Emergency CCW Application form 
- Evidence of imminent danger (document from law enforcement, prosecutor or court, government entity or public official) and sworn affidavit
- 2×2” photo to go on front page of application
- Processing Fee: $37.00 (OH residents for 5+ years), $48.25 (OH residents for less than 5 years)
- Self-addressed, stamped envelope

NOTE: Temporary Emergency licenses are only being processed at the County Jail.

 

 
 
   
 
CCW Eligibility & Requirements
 
  •      The applicant must be 21 years of age or older.
  •      The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. If not born in the United States, they must provide a copy of their passport or naturalization paperwork.
  •      The applicant must have been a resident of Ohio for 45 days preceding the date of application.
  •      The applicant must have been a resident of Summit County or an adjoining county for 30 days preceding the date of application.
  •      The applicant must certify that they desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun for defending themselves or a member of their family while engaged in a lawful activity
  •      The applicant must not have any of the listed disqualifying offenses under State and Federal law.

 

Training Certificate

Applicants must present a Definition of Competency issued within the 3 years proceeding application certifying that the applicant has completed a firearms safety training course offered by the National Rifle Association that complies with the statutory requirements for its curriculum, OR a course that is open to the public that has qualified instructors offered by or under the auspices of a law enforcement agency, OR a peace officer training school that is approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, OR basic firearms training program that complies with statutory requirements, OR documentation that the applicant is currently an active reserve member of the United States armed forces and through their military training acquired weapons training equivalent to the training requirements required by Ohio law, OR documentation that within the last 6 years the applicant was honorably discharged from the United States armed forces of the United States and through their military training received firearms training equivalent to the training requirements required by Ohio law, OR is a retired trooper with Ohio State Patrol, a retired peace officer or a retired federal law enforcement officer, OR an affidavit that attests to the applicant’s satisfactory completion of a firearms safety course. (NOTE: a CCW license replaces a Competency Certification for future renewals. If renewing CCW and your previous license is from another county, a copy of your training certificate would be appreciated)

 

Paying Fees & Military Waiver

Cash, check, money order, and credit cards will be accepted. A $1.95 fee will be charged for credit cards. Checks should be made payable to Summit County Sheriff’s Office. 

If you are an active duty, reserve, or retired member of the armed forces, or you were honorably discharged, there is no fee to apply for a new or renewal license. You must present one of the following in order to waive the fee: an active duty ID, or a county-issued veteran ID card, or Form DD-214 showing an honorable discharge at the time of application. VA cards will not be accepted.
(NOTE: The Attorney General monitors the number of license fees waived statewide and caps the total amount allowed to be waived at $1.5 million each year. When the state-wide cap is reached, the fee will no longer be waived until January of the following year)

 

Application Requirements

The address on your application must match the address on the driver’s license/state ID card, or the applicant must have the white card issued by the BMV stating you have updated your address with the BMV. 

Applications must also include a color 2"x 2" photograph of the applicant taken against a plain white or light-colored background and consisting of the head and shoulders only. Images cannot be distorted or edited in any way, and must have been taken within 30 days of submission.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office does not accept applications via mail. 

  

License Issuance

Upon receipt of an application for a license to carry a concealed handgun, the Sheriff will conduct a criminal records check and incompetency records check. The Sheriff’s Office will issue or deny CCW licenses within 45 working days of an application. 

 If your application is denied, the Sheriff will indicate in writing the reasons for the denial. Upon denial, the applicant may proceed through an appeals process.

 Concealed handgun licenses that a Sheriff issues will expire five years after the date of issuance. 

A CCW licensee may carry a concealed handgun anywhere in Ohio so long as they also carry a valid license and valid identification when the licensee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun. All CCW licensees must give notice of any change in their address to the Sheriff who issued the license within forty-five days after that change.

 

 

 

 Please review Eligibility and Application Instructions before scheduling an appointment. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
(330) 643-7922 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility & Requirements

-          The applicant must be 21 years of age or older.

-          The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. If not born in the United States, they must provide a copy of their passport or naturalization paperwork.

-          The applicant must have been a resident of Ohio for 45 days preceding the date of application.

-          The applicant must have been a resident of Summit County or an adjoining county for 30 days preceding the date of application.

-          The applicant must certify that they desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun for defending themselves or a member of their family while engaged in a lawful activity.

The applicant must not have any of the listed disqualifying offenses under State and Federal law. 
 
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