Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.
The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for a License to Carry a Concealed Handgun (CHL) application. Due to the nature of the detailed due diligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment (for New and Renewal CHL). Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.
The applicant must be a resident of Mahoning County (or an adjoining county: Stark, Portage, Columbiana, and Trumbull).
|Type of Permit||Fee|
Original License Ohio Resident For 5 Years
Original License (has not lived in OH for the last 5 years)
|Renewal License (has not lived in OH for the last 5 years)||$60.00|
|Replacement License for Name/Address Change:||$15.00|
|Replacement for Lost or Stolen License:||$15.00|
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With regard to the State of Ohio Application for License to Carry a Concealed Handgun, it is the intention of the Ohio Legislature that this law (RC 2923.125) is compliant with the National Instant Criminal Background check system. This system of checks contains disqualifiers not specifically enumerated in Section Ill and/or IV of the license Application.
If a disqualifier is found. your application will be denied.
Age: 21 years or older
Residency: Legal Resident of United States & Ohio resident in county of application or adjoining county, or resident of another state employed in in county of application or adjoining county (employment proof required; current paystub or employer letter).
Training: Completion of an 8 hour (or more) certified firearm program (must present certificate with application within 3 years of course completion) UNLESS waived because by previous military experience(Weapons Qualification, AF522). Presenting a DD214 with an “Honorable” discharge, a military retirement ID or proof of active duty will qualify an applicant for a free CCW permit under Senate Bill 81. For retired law enforcement, proof of retirement credentials are required.
DISQUALIFYING Criminal History/Legal Background.
PENDING Indictment or Criminal charges for:
An active SUSPENSION of an Ohio concealed carry license (or a concealed carry license of another state)
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (no time limit - ANYTIME in the past):
Any FELONY offense
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past ONE year):
Minor Misdemeanor drug possession or Minor Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past THREE years):
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past FIVE years):
CONVICTIONS/JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (within past TEN years):
ACTIVE Protection Orders, Temporary Protection Order (TPO), or Protection Order from ANY State.
UNDER DISABILITY (ORC 2923.13):
"BRADY" Disqualification - Prior conviction for ANY Domestic Violence charge under ORC 2919.25 (or a similar offense from any other state).
All Applicants must provide the following: