CCW REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVE 6/3/2016


​  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age. ​


Applicant must have received a certificate of competency within 3 years prior to the date of the application covering the training requirements or​ documentation that evidences that the applicant is an active or reserve member of the US Military, or has been honorably discharged from the US Military, a retired Law Enforcement Officer, or through participation in the above employment the applicant has acquired experience in handling handguns, in which that experience is equivalent to the necessary training requirements. 


Applicants must have been discharged from the military within the past 10 years. 


Applicants must pass a criminal background check and mental competency check. 


Applicant must attest that they have read the booklet, as prepared by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission, pursuant to section 109.731.   Booklets may be obtained online at the Ohio Attorney General's website, or available at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. 


Applicants must​ pay a non-refundable fee at the time of application by cash, check or money order, made payable to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. 


​APPLICANT MUST PRESENT THE FOLLOWING AT TIME OF APPLICATION

​- Completed application - valid driver's license or State ID - an original or photocopy of a Certificate of Competency of a firearms safety training, requalification or firearms safety instructor course, class or, program or supporting documentation of equivalent experience. - Applicant must provide Court documentation granting relief from disability, if prohibited from having a weapon under ORC section 2923.125 - Applicant must submit to having fingerprints electronically scanned or inked and rolled onto a card - Applicant must pass criminal background checks.


The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will process applicants Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am thru 4:00 pm, with the exception of holidays.  

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will process applicants from Jackson County, or surrounding counties, which include Gallia, Pike, Scioto, Ross, Lawrence and Vinton Counties. 



ATTENTION ALL CCW APPLICANTS


Not all people are eligible ​to obtain a Concealed Carry License, most commonly because of a prior criminal record.  If you have ever been convicted of a disqualifying crime, (juvenile or adult), you will want to take care of those charges first.  If you fail to take care of these charges, and you proceed with the application, the license fee will be non-refundable. 

You should read the Attorney General's information booklet titled, "Ohio Concealed Carry License", on what type of convictions make you ineligible to receive a Concealed Carry License.   This booklet is available on the Ohio Attorney General's website, or available at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.  If you are unsure, you may want to consult with an attorney.  


​THIS OFFICE CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR INDIVIDUAL CASE ASSESSMENTS. 


​PLEASE BE CAREFUL HOW YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION.   FALSIFICATION OF A CCW APPLICATION, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL MAY RESULT IN PROSECUTION, A FELONY OF THE FORTH DEGREE


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