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.
Read this Federal Disqualifier Notice
IMPORTANT SENATE BILL 81 INFORMATION
Senate Bill 81 which allows for veterans to receive a no-cost CCW license is effective beginning Monday, November 5, 2018 .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: 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 also allows any Ohio CCW license holder to renew their license at anytime before or after the expiration date.
BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED “RENEWAL APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS” BELOW.
Note: These directions apply to the renewal process only.
New applicants must follow the directions on the concealed carry page.
Renewal Application Time Frame
Effective November 5, 2018Senate Bill 81 also allows any Ohio CCW license holder to renew their license at anytime before or after the expiration date.A License may be renewed up to 90 days prior to the expiration date, or anytime after the expiration date. Under Ohio law, renewal applications may not be accepted any earlier.
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.
Renewal Application Process
IMPORTANT NOTE: A recent change in Ohio law prevents an applicant from obtaining a license if convicted of ANY degree of Domestic Violence (Ohio Revised Code 2919.25). Renewal Applicants will be denied a license if their record shows a conviction under Ohio Revised Code 2919.25 .
We stop accepting applications PROMPTLY at 4:00 p.m.
CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE APPLICATION VOLUME IS EXTREMLY HIGH.
APPLICANTS ARRIVING AT OUR OFFICE AT MID OR 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.
- PRINT all required information on the application, and sign where indicated. Applicants must come to our Office at 4470 State Route 222, Batavia OH, 45103 to renew and receive their license. No appointment is necessary. It is NOT necessary to attach a photograph to your renewal application.
- It is NOT necessary to attach a copy of your training certificate to your renewal application. Present your valid or expired Ohio Concealed Carry License with your application. No additional firearms training is required to renew your license.
- If you are a retired peace officer, retired state trooper, or retired federal law enforcement officer, there is no renewal fee (bring in a letter or other documentation verifying retirement).
Active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans: EFFECTIVE November 5, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office will waive the concealed handgun license application fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans who present an active duty ID or a form DD-214 showing an honorable discharge. The Sheriff’s Office will accept military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience. NOTE: The Attorney General will monitor the number of license fees waived statewide and cap 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.
- Applicants who have been residents of Ohio for FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS OR MORE must pay a NON-Refundable $50.00 renewal fee with the application in the form of cash (exact amount), money order, or cashiers/certified check (NO uncertified personal or business checks will be accepted).
If you have not been an Ohio resident FOR THE LAST FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS, the NON-refundable renewal application fee is $60.00. Make the money orders or certified/cashier checks payable to: CCSO CCW License Fund.
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.
- APPLICATION HOURS ARE:
Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Holidays & other posted dates).
No appointment is necessary.
Applicants will have their application processed on a first come-first served basis. Applicants must bring a state issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license) and your Ohio Concealed Handgun License. Applicants will receive their issued license by U.S. Postal Mail, delivered to the address of your choice.Application volume has been extemely high. DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE to check on your status unless you fail to hear from us or receive your mailed license for 45 days. Ohio law allows up to 45 days for processing applications; we make every effort to complete the process as quickly as possible.NOTE: Before submitting your application and NON-refundable fee you should, to the extent possible, insure you are legally qualified to receive a concealed carry license. Ohio’s law contains a number of disqualifying factors, primarily for reasons of residency, training, and criminal history. We can’t provide legal advice or assessment of individual applications. If you have doubt about your qualifications, speak with an attorney.
New and Renewal Applications are accepted: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (holidays and other posted dates excluded)
No Appointment is necessary.
To Apply: Download BOTH of the below documents:
Concealed Handgun License Application
CCW Renewal Instructions
Applications are NOT Accepted on the Following dates:
New Year’s Day (Observed) – Monday January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday January 15, 2018
President’s Day – Monday February 19, 2018
Memorial Day – Monday May 28, 2018
Independence Day – Wednesday July 4, 2018
Labor Day – Monday September 3, 2018
Veterans’ Day (Observed) – Monday November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 22, 2018
Friday after Thanksgiving – November 23, 2018
Christmas –Tuesday, December 25th, 2018