Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Civil Division, Washington Co. Courthouse
205 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH
Appointments available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please call 740-373-6623 extension 4010 to set up an appointment
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division – Security and Transportation – make appointments to process new and renewed Concealed Carry Weapons applications (CCW). We will only accept walk-ins on a case by case basis.
Procedures to Follow
The following is provided to inform the public on the proper procedures regarding the Carrying Concealed Weapons law, effective April 8th, 2004. This information is provided to assist in applying for a Concealed Carry Permit in Washington County.
The applicant must first obtain the eight (8) hours of weapons proficiency training as required by the law. (Check with local sporting goods stores, NRA, or gun clubs for training information).
Please ensure the instructors offering the course have a certificate of training from the National Rifle Association or the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy and are certified as instructors for firearms training. Request to see their credentials and certification, prior to attending the class.
Upon successful completion of the course 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 available to you where you obtained your weapons training or online at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov. The application is also available in the lobby of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 205 Putnam Street, (Courthouse) Marietta, OH.
THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO PROCESSING.
Applicants must have the following items at the time of their appointment:
• Completed application
• Current driver’s license or state identification card
• Color photo taken within the last 30 days
• Training certificate or other document indicating completion of 8 hours of training and compliance with ORC 2923.125
• One of the following methods of payment for the NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE:
1) money order, cashier’s check or certified bank check (payable to Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
2) credit/debit card, service fees apply
PERSONAL CHECKS, BUSINESS CHECKS AND CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
If you are waiting for your background check or your CCW permit to be issued we ask that you do not call in to check on it we will notify you, via email or phone call and we will leave a message as long as your phone is able to receive messages. If you provided an email address, please check your spam.
**Active Duty Military, click here to read information concerning your right to carry a firearm**
Original CCW (applicant has lived in Ohio the past 5 years) $67.00
Original CCW (applicant has not lived in Ohio the past 5 years) $77.00
Renewal of CCW $50.00
FEE IS WAIVED IF A DD214 (FOR VETERANS) IS PROVIDED
DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Any questions concerning the Carrying Concealed Weapons law or applying for a “TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PERMIT”, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 740-373-6623 ext. 4010.
CCW License Renewal Process
The Ohio Revised Code provides for the renewal of a CCW license up to 90 days prior to the license expiration. If the licensee fails to initiate the renewal process within this period, the CCW license will expire on the expiration date and will no longer be a valid. The renewal process is the same as the original process and you will need to provide the same documentation and payment.
Upon the successful completion of the background check, a new license will be issued with the original license number and a new date of expiration that is five years from the date of the renewal.
During the renewal process, the current license will remain valid, as long as it did not expire. Upon issuance of the renewed license, the previous license MUST BE SURRENDERED to the Sheriff’s Office.
Check the Ohio Attorney General’s website for the latest information on Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreements.