Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Licensing

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IMPORTANT: Do not bring your handgun with you.

Hours

The Seneca County Sheriff's office accepts applications during the following hours:
 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (by appointment only)

No appointments available on National holiday's or Wednesday.

Please call 419-447-3456 to schedule an appointment

Type of License

 

Cost

For applicants who have been an Ohio residence for 5 or more consecutive years   $67.00
For applicants who have been an Ohio residence for less than 5 consecutive years.   $77.00
Fee for renewal of a license   $50.00
Fee for replacement of a lost license   $15.00
Fee for picture if one cannot be provided   $5.00

The Seneca County Sheriff's office accepts cash or check for payment.  If paying cash, please have correct change with you.  No change will be made.


Initial Licensing Requirements

  1. Must be a legal resident of United States, an Ohio resident for at least 45 days AND a Seneca County resident or an adjacent county for 30 days
  2. Must be at least 21 years of age and not a fugitive from justice
  3. Completed application form
  4. A color photo (passport size) must be attached to the application.  The photo must be taken within 30 days of the date of application.  If you do not have a color photo, we will take one for an additional five (5) dollar fee.
  5. A Firearms Certificate of Competency.
  6. Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card.
  7. You must submit to fingerprint verification.

 

License Renewal

  1. You may renew your license 90 days before your current license expires.
  2. You must be an Ohio Resident for at least 45 days AND a Seneca County Resident or an adjacent county for 30 days
  3. You must complete a NEW application
  4. You must attest to having read the current CCW booklet
  5. A color photo (passport size) must be attached to the application.  The photo must be taken within 30 days of the date of application. If you do not have a color photo, we will take one for an additional five (5) dollar fee.
  6. Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card.
  7. You must submit to fingerprint verification.

The application forms as well as the CCW booklet are available online at the Ohio Attorney General's Web Site. 

Concealed Carry Application

Concealed Carry Handbook

Ohio Attorney General Website

Your application will be reviewed and upon successful completion of the background check, a license will be issued.   We will contact you by phone when your license is ready for pickup.  Your license will be available at the Dispatch window, which is manned 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


Reciprocity

Ohio has agreements with other states to recognize each others concealed handgun licenses.   Consult the Attorney General's Web site for the most recent list of state agreements.   Be aware, the laws of the other states apply to you when you are in that state.

If you have any questions, please contact the Seneca County Sheriff's office at (419) 447-3456.

BOOKLET

CC BOOK 2020

Click picture to open the booklet