Ohio COncealed Handgun License Information

Ohio License Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I obtain a concealed carry application?

A. Applications for concealed carry may be picked up at the County Sheriff’s Office.  You can also downloaded online from here: Standard Application 


Q. During what hours can I  drop off an application?

A. Please  all you local sheriffs office for times and availability for appointment to bring in your apli application.


Q. How much does a concealed carry license cost?

A.  License fees are paid to the Sheriff's office.


Initial License Fee - Non-refundable fee of $67.00 for individuals who have been Ohio residents for more than five years, if less than five years the fee is $77.00.

License Renewal Fee – Non-refundable fee of $50.00 for individuals who have been Ohio residents for more than five years, if less than five years the fee is $60.00.  


Replacement License Fee – Non-refundable fee of $15.00.

Temporary Emergency License Fee – Non-refundable fee of $37.00 for individuals who have been Ohio residents for more than five years, if less than five years the fee is $61.00.


Q. When should I take the necessary training?

A. Applicants must take the training before they can submit an application.  Furthermore, the training must have occurred within 3 years of submitting an application.  


Q. How do I find a class?

A. Go to our page HERE for a list of locations where we provide classes. 


Q. Is the cost of the training part of the permit fee?

A. No 


Q. Once I submit my application, how long will it take before I receive my permit?

A. By law, the Sheriff's office has 45 days to complete the application process. 

Important Links

Ohio Attorney General Concealed Handgun License Manual

Ohio New & Renewal Concealed Handgun License Application

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