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.
Senate Bill-81 which allows for veterans to receive a no-cost CCW license is not effective until the Secretary of State determines the actual effective date. As soon as an effective date is received from the Attorney General, we will post information on our website.
BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED “RENEWAL APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS” BELOW.
New applicants must follow the directions on the concealed carry page.
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.
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.
. 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.
No Appointment is necessary.
To Apply: Download BOTH of the below documents:
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