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 BE A RESIDENT OF OTTAWA, WOOD, LUCAS, SANDUSKY OR ERIE COUNTIES IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR OR SEEK A RENEWAL OF YOUR CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE AT THE OTTAWA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
BOOK YOUR CONCEALED CARRY APPOINTMENT
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.
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.
CONCEALED CARRY FEE LISTS
Ohio Concealed Carry Fee List (Effective 10/17/2009):
Initial License (good for 5 years):
$67.00 (if resident of Ohio for 5 years)
$77.00 (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)
$60.00 (if you have NOT been a resident of Ohio for 5 years)
$37.00 (if resident of Ohio for 5 years)
$47.00 (if you have NOT been a resident of Ohio for 5 years)
Replacement Fee for lost licenses:
Form of Payment accepted:
Cash or Money Order (payable to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office)
NO CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!
Veterans: Registration fee for veterans is waived. Fees for military will be waived in Ohio until the total amount of fees waived reaches $1.5 million dollars. Once this cap is reached, the fee will no longer be waived for the remainder of the year.
Prior Military: bring in your most recent DD214 showing Honorable discharge.
Active Military: copy of your weapons qualifications AND military ID.
DOWNLOAD CONCEALED CARRY APPLICATION FORM
You may download the Ohio Concealed Carry Application Form at this link:
Ohio Attorney General’s Concealed Carry Page – This is the main page on the Attorney General’s site with a complete list of available CCW resources.
Ohio Attorney General’s Concealed Carry Manual – This booklet, which summarizes Ohio’s concealed handgun law, is required reading for all applicants for a concealed handgun license.
Temporary Emergency Concealed Carry Handgun License – This is the application form to be filed for a temporary emergency license.
Ohio Sheriffs By County – This is where you will apply for your CCW license.
Ohio CCW Reciprocity Map – Map of the U.S. showing where your Ohio Concealed Handgun License is valid.
Which states honor your license? – Up-to-date listing by state where a CCW license is valid.
Constitution of the State of Ohio – Discover for yourself what the Ohio Constitution says about your CCW rights.
For further information or to obtain assistance in making an appointment, please contact: Deputy Heather Moss at 419-734-6823.