Note: These directions apply to the renewal process only.
New applicants must follow the directions on the concealed carry page.
Renewal Application Time Frame
A License may be renewed up to 90 days prior to the expiration date, or anytime after the expiration date. Under Ohio law, renewal applications may not be accepted any earlier.
NOTE: According to Ohio Revised Code 2923.126(A), a licensee who has been issued a license ... shall be granted a grace period of thirty days after the licensee’s license expires during which the licensee’s license remains valid.
Renewal Application Process
1. PRINT all required information on the application, and sign where indicated. Applicants must come to our Office at 4470 State Route 222, Batavia OH, 45103 to renew and receive their license. It is NOT necessary to attach a photograph to your renewal application.
2. FIRST RENEWAL: It is NOT necessary to attach a copy of your training certificate to your renewal application. Present your valid or expired Ohio Concealed Carry License with your application.
SECOND & SUBSEQUENT RENEWAL(S):
NOTE: EFFECTIVE MARCH 27, 2013, HB 495 BECOMES LAW; AND ELIMINATES THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN A "RENEWED COMPETENCY" CERTIFICATE PRIOR TO OBTAINING THE SECOND (OR SUBSEQUENT) RENEWAL OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE.
If you are renewing your license for the second or subsequent time on or after this date, no additional training is necessary
IF YOU RENEW YOUR LICENSE FOR THE SECOND TIME PRIOR TO MARCH 27, 2013:
Prior to renewing your concealed carry license, Ohio Revised Code 2923.125 G(4) requires that you obtain renewed competency certification from a qualified instructor by passing a test that demonstrates range competency. A renewed competency certificate issued to you should be signed and dated by the instructor and attest that you have demonstrated range competency. Note: You are not required to attend the 12 hour concealed carry license course in order to be eligible to receive the renewed competency certificate.
(Note: this requirement ceases to exist on March 27, 2013)
3. If you are a retired peace officer, retired state trooper, or retired federal law enforcement officer, there is no renewal fee. You must bring in a letter or other documentation verifying retirement. Other applicants who have been residents of Ohio for FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS OR MORE must pay a NON-Refundable $50.00 renewal fee with the application in the form of cash (exact amount), money order, or cashiers/certified check (NO uncertified personal or business checks will be accepted). If you have not been an Ohio resident FOR THE LAST FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS, the NON-refundable renewal application fee is $74.00. Make the money orders and certified/cashier checks payable to: CCSO CCW License Fund.
4. APPLICATION HOURS ARE:
Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Holidays & other posted dates).
No appointment is necessary.
ATTENTION: DUE TO THE SUDDEN DEMAND FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS, WE MAY HAVE TO STOP ACCEPTING CONCEALED CARRY APPLICATIONS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE 4:00 P.M. DAILY DEADLINE TO PROCESS THOSE THAT ARE ALREADY WAITING. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
Applicants will have their application processed on a first come-first served basis. Applicants must bring a state issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license) and your Ohio Concealed Handgun License. DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE to check on your status unless you fail to hear from us for at least five (5) weeks. Ohio law allows up to 45 days for processing applications; we make every effort to complete the process as quickly as possible.
NOTE: Before submitting your application and NON-refundable fee you should, to the extent possible, insure you are legally qualified to receive a concealed carry license. Ohio’s law contains a number of disqualifying factors, primarily for reasons of residency, training, and criminal history. We can't provide legal advice or assessment of individual applications. If you have doubt about your qualifications, speak with an attorney.
New and Renewal Applications are accepted: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (holidays and other posted dates excluded)
No Appointment is necessary.
To Apply: Download BOTH of the below documents:
Applications are NOT Accepted on the Following dates:
New Year's Day 1st Day of January
Martin Luther King Jr., Day 3rd Monday of January
President's Day 3rd Monday of February
Memorial Day Last Monday of May
Independence Day 4th day of July
Labor Day 1st Monday of September
Veteran's Day 11th Day of November
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday of November
Friday after Thanksgiving Friday following the 4th Thursday of November
Christmas Day 25th Day of December