With regard to the State of Ohio Application for License to Carry a Concealed Handgun, it is the intention of the Ohio Legislature that this law (RC 2923.125) is compliant with the National Instant Criminal Background check system. This system of checks contains disqualifiers not specifically enumerated in Section III and/or IV of the license Application.
If a disqualifier is found, your application will be denied.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA WARNING
EFFECTIVE September 8, 2016, Ohio House Bill 523 legalized medical marijuana in Ohio and created the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP). The MMCP allows individuals with certain medical conditions to purchase and use medical marijuana upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board.
However, federal law (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3)) prohibits any person “who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))” from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the federal controlled substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance.
There are no exceptions in federal law for marijuana used for medical purposes – even if such use is sanctioned by state law.
Therefore, even if you are legally using medical marijuana under the MMPC, you may be denied an Ohio Concealed Handgun License and may be prohibited carrying a concealed handgun under federal law.
IMPORTANT SENATE BILL 81 INFORMATION
Senate Bill 81 allows for veterans to receive a no-cost CCW license. If you are an active, reserve, or retired member of the armed forces, or were honorably discharged, there is no fee to apply for a new or renewal license. You must present an active duty ID or a form DD-214 showing an “honorable discharge” at the time of application. NOTE: An applicant’s DD-214 must read “Honorable” or “Honorable Discharge” in the Character of Service box. “General Discharge”, “General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions”, or similar language does not meet the requirements of the Ohio Revised Code to obtain a fee free license. 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 funds are depleted statewide, the fee will no longer be waived until November 5th of the following year.
Senate Bill 81 allows any Ohio CCW license holder to renew their license at anytime before or after the expiration date.
Per Ohio Revised Code Section: 2923.125B1(a)iii:
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2019
CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE PRICE INCREASE FOR APPLICANTS LIVING IN OHIO LESS THAN 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
Renewal of Concealed Handgun License for an applicant living in Ohio LESS THAN 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS: $61.25
BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED “RENEWAL APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS” BELOW.
New applicants must follow the directions on the concealed carry page.
Effective November 5, 2018 Senate Bill 81 allows any Ohio CCW license holder to renew their license at anytime before or after the expiration date.
NOTE: According to Ohio Revised Code 2923.126(A), a licensee who has been issued a license … shall be granted a grace period of thirty days after the licensee’s license expires during which the licensee’s license remains valid.
There is NO training required to renew your license, regardless of how long ago it expired.
We stop accepting applications PROMPTLY at 4:00 p.m.
AT TIMES, CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE APPLICATION CAN BE EXTREMLY HIGH.
APPLICANTS ARRIVING AT OUR OFFICE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON MAY BE TURNED AWAY TO ALLOW OUR CLERKS TO SERVE THE CURRENT CUSTOMERS BEFORE THE END OF BUSINESS AT 4:00 PM.
YOU ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE AT OUR OFFICE EARLIER IN THE DAY TO RECEIVE SERVICE.
If you are a resident of another state employed in Clermont, Brown, Clinton, Hamilton, or Warren County, you may renew your non-resident license by providing current verification (paystub or employer letter) of employment in Clermont County or an adjoining county, and paying a NON-refundable application fee of $60.00 (exact amount). Make the money order/certified/cashier’s check payable to: CCSO CCW License Fund.
No Appointment is necessary.
To Apply: Download BOTH of the below documents:
New Year’s Day (Observed) – Tuesday January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday January 21, 2019
President’s Day – Monday February 18, 2019
Memorial Day – Monday May 27, 2019
Independence Day – Thursday July 4, 2019
Labor Day – Monday September 2, 2019
Veterans’ Day (Observed) – Monday November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Friday after Thanksgiving – November 29, 2019
Christmas –Wednesday, December 25th, 2019