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Procedures to Follow
(Please read prior to bringing your application to the Sheriff’s Office.)
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 applications are also available in the lobby of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 205 Putnam Street, (Courthouse) Marietta, OH.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will process applications at the Sheriff’s Civil Office in the Courthouse, 205 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH. Applications will be processed and permits will be issued between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays. At this time, no appointment is necessary.
THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO PROCESSING.
Upon appearance at the Sheriff’s Office, the applicant must have the following items:
• Completed application
• Copy of the informational pamphlet
• Current driver’s license or state identification card
• Passport-size 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
DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
One applicant will be processed at a time and their completed application, 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.
The applicant will provide all the necessary information for the Sheriff’s Office to conduct the required background investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the applicant will be notified of the next step in the process.
In an effort to make the application process efficient, easy to follow, and available to all citizens, the times for accepting applications may change to better accommodate everyone. This information will be provided through the media and on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.washingtoncountysheriff.org.
Any questions concerning the Carrying Concealed Weapons law or applying for a “TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PERMIT” should be directed to Deputy Justin Sheaves at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 740-373-6623 ext 4010.
Carry Concealed Weapon (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 of a CCW license requires the applicant to:
• Present a new application
• Verify that the applicant has re-read the CCW pamphlet
• Provide a new passport-sized color photo taken within the last 30 days
• Provide the previously issued license or the original or renewed training certificate
• Provide valid photo identification
• The applicant will also be required to submit to fingerprint verification for a background check
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. Upon issuance of the renewed license, the previous license MUST BE SURRENDERED to the Sheriff’s Office.