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.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
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.
If the application is issued after March 14, 2007, the license remains valid for 5 years, not sooner than 90 days before and not later than 30 days after the date of expiration, the applicant must apply for renewal of the license.
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.