BOOKLET


Ohio's Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Licensing



****** Important ******

Do not bring your handgun with you.


Hours


The Seneca County Sheriff's office accepts applications during the following hours.

Monday through Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

Cost

 

 

$ 67.00 - For applicants who have been an Ohio residence for 5 or more consecutive years

$ 91.00 - For applicants who have been an Ohio residence for less than 5 consecutive years (this includes an additional charge of $24.00 for a background check)

$50.00 - Fee for renewal of a license

$15.00 - Fee for replacement of a lost license

 

The Seneca County Sheriff's office accepts Cash Only for payment.

Initial Licensing Requirements

 

  1. Must be a legal resident of United States, an Ohio resident for at least 45 days AND a Seneca County resident or an adjacent county for 30 days
  2. Must be at least 21 years of age and not a fugitive from justice
  3. Completed application form
  4. A color photo (passport size) must be attached to the application.  The phone must be taken within 30 days of the date of application.
  5. A Firearms Certificate of Competency.
  6. Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card.
  7. You must submit to fingerprint verification.

 

Please be sure to list on the application all of the addresses that you have resided at since your 18th birthday.  If you do not have a color photo, we will take one for an additional fee.

 

 

License Renewal

 

  1. You may renew your license 90 days before your current license expires.
  2. You must be an Ohio Resident for at least 45 days AND a Seneca County Resident or an adjacent county for 30 days
  3. You must complete a NEW application
  4. You must attest to having read the current CCW booklet
  5. A color photo (passport size) must be attached to the application.  The phone must be taken within 30 days of the date of application.
  6. A Firearms Certificate of Competency.
  7. Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card.
  8. You must submit to fingerprint verification.

 

Licenses issued prior to March 14, 2007 expire 4 years after date of issuance

 

Licenses issued after March 14, 2007 expire 5 years after date of issuance

 

The Seneca County Sheriff's office does not keep copies of certificates of competency submitted when you apply for Carry Concealed Weapon License.   If you have misplaced your certificate you must contact your instructor to obtain a certificate in order to renew.   The application forms as well as the CCW booklet are available online at the Ohio Attorney General's Web Site.  Click the following link to visit their website.  

 

Ohio Attorney General's Website

 

Your application will be reviewed and upon successful completion of the background check, a license will be issued.   We will contact you by phone when your license is ready for pickup.  Your license will be available at the Dispatch window, which is manned 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

 

Reciprocity

 

Ohio has agreements with other states to recognize each others concealed handgun licenses.   Consult the Attorney General's Web site for the most recent list of state agreements.   Be aware, the laws of the other states apply to you when you are in that state.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Seneca County Sheriff's office to speak with Det/Sgt. Kevin Reinbolt.