Below are a few resources to help you prepare for, acquire, and maintain your Ohio concealed carry license.
The Ohio Manual is an indispensable resource for understanding the laws and privlidges of carrying a concelaed weapon in the State of Ohio. Also known as the "Pamphlet," this Manual includes information on training requirements, the application process, transportation, and much more. Not only is the Concealed Carry Laws Manual a fantastic reference for anyone carrying in Ohio, understanding the Manual is also a required part of any Ohio concealed carry class.
Whether you are applying for the first time, or simply renewing your CHL, the Ohio Application for License to Carry a Concealed Handgun is the place to start. It pulls all of your information together into one concise document so that your sheriff can easily confirm your identity and understand your credentials.
Answers to many common questions, both for those applying for their Ohio CCW permit for the first time, as well as those who are already armed citizens in Ohio. Topics include types of licenses, permit reciprocity, and duties of those legally carrying a concealed weapon.
Once you have completed your training and filled out your application, you will take everything to your local sheriff's office. The Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association maintains a helpful list of all Ohio Sheriffs' name, address, and phone number. You may want to call ahead to confirm the hours during which they accept Ohio CHL applications, make an appointment, or to double check the exact payment to accompany your documents.
The office of the Ohio Attorney General mantains a section of their site dedicated to concealed carry laws and forms. While the primary two publications are linked above, there is also a wealth of information on everything from annual statistics to state reciprocity.
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