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Ohio Concealed Carry Law

Obtaining a concealed handgun permit in Ohio is a privilege earned by those who complete a thorough application and training regimen. With this privilege comes a responsibility to be aware of the common sense rules of safe firearm handling, the laws that affect how, when and where license holders can carry a firearm and how to properly use the handgun to defend yourself or another person.

You must have an appointment to process your concealed carry application. Walk-ins are not accepted. In order to facilitate the appointment process, we prefer that you book your appointment online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For further information or to make an appointment contact: Deputy Andrea Cochran at 419-734-6823 or at records@ottawacountysheriff.org.
Applications are accepted by appointment only and they are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. We prefer that you book your appointment online. When arriving for your appointment please be aware our office is located on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. You will be required to enter through the screening area. Do not bring your firearm.
Ohio Concealed Carry Fee List (Effective 10/17/2009):

Initial License (good for 5 years):
$67.00 (if resident of Ohio for 5 years)
$91.00 (if you have NOT been a resident of Ohio for 5 years)

Renewal License (good for 5 years):
$50.00 (if resident of Ohio for 5 years)
$74.00 (if you have NOT been a resident of Ohio for 5 years)

Emergency/Temporary License:
$37.00

Replacement Fee for lost licenses:
$15.00

Form of Payment accepted:
Cash or Money Order (payable to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office)
NO CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!!

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Ohio Concealed Carry Law Manual

The most current Ohio Concealed Carry Law Manual is always available for download from the Ohio Attorney General website.
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