Please read the following notice prior to completing
the procedures to obtain a CCW license:
Procedures To Follow
The following is provided to accurately inform
the public on the procedures to follow regarding the Carrying
Concealed Weapons law that began on April 8th, 2004. This intent
of this information is to give citizens guidance in making application
for a Concealed Carry Permit in Washington County.
1. The applicant must first
obtain the eight (8) hours of weapons proficiency
training as required by the new law. (Check with local sporting
goods stores, NRA, or gun clubs).
2. Ensure the instructors
offering the weapons training have a certificate of training
from the National Rifle Association or the Ohio Police Officer
Training Academy and are certified as instructors to teach
firearms training. Ask to see their credentials and certification.
3. Upon successful completion
of the training and receipt of a firearm's training certificate
from the training entity, the applicant must obtain a CCW Application
form from the Ohio Attorney General's Office. The forms should
be made available to you where you obtained your weapons training
or online at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.
The application forms and pamphlets will also be available in
the lobby of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Civil Division,
205 Putnam Street, (Courthouse) Marietta, OH, Monday
through Friday 9:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M.
4. The Washington County
Sheriff's Office will process applications at the Washington
Office, 205 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH.
Applications will be processed and permits will be issued
between 9 am until 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
At this time no appointment is necessary.
5. Upon appearance at the Washington County
Sheriff's Office to process their application, the applicant
must have the following items:
a) their completed application form
b) a copy of the informational pamphlet
c) copies of their firearms training certificate
d) a current driver’s license or
state identification card
e) a passport size color photo taken within
the last thirty-days
f) certificate or other document indicating
completion of eight hours of training
g) one of the following methods of payment
for the NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION
1) money order
2) cashier's check
3) certified bank check
PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
DO NOT BRING
ANY FIREARMS TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
6. One applicant will be
processed at at a time and their
informational pamphlet and method of payment will be reviewed
for completeness and accuracy. Fingerprints will be taken for
a records check through BCI&I and the FBI.
7. The applicant will provide all the necessary
information to conduct the required background investigation
by the Sheriff's Office. The applicant will then be notified
of the next step in the process.
8. In an effort to make
the application process efficient, easy to follow and available
to all citizens wishing to apply the times for accepting applications
will change as necessary to better accommodate everyone. This
information will be provided to everyone through the media
and on the Sheriff's Office website at www.washingtoncountysheriff.org.
9. Any questions concerning the Carrying
Concealed Weapons law or applying for a "TEMPORARY
EMERGENCY PERMIT" can be directed to the Sheriff's
Office by phone at 740-373-6623 x305 or ask
for Sgt. Kim Smith.