Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Licensing

Do NOT Bring Firearms into the Sheriff's Office

CCW applications are available at the Hancock County Sheriff's Office
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. excluding legal holidays.
For further information call 419-424-7235

CCW Licensing Hours

Day Time
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - Noon & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday No Service
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - Noon & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon
CCW Initial & Renewal Licensing Fees
Fee Initial Licensing
$67.00 Ohio resident 5 or more consecutive years
$91.00 Ohio resident less than 5 consecutive years
Fee Renewal Licensing
$50.00 Ohio resident 5 or more consecutive years
Exact Change or Local Checks Accepted


CCW Initial Licensing Requirements
Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card
Firearms Certificate of Competency or Lawful Equivalent with proper documentation
Completed application form
Color photo (passport size) attached to application
OHIO resident for at least 45 days AND a Hancock County resident or an adjacent county for 30 days
Must be 21 years of age or older
Submit to fingerprint verification for a background check
Must attest to having read the Ohio Attorney General's Concealed Carry Law book
CCW Renewal Licensing Requirements
Valid Ohio CCW license
Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID Card
Newly completed 4-page application form - cannot be a photocopy of prior application
OHIO resident for at least 45 days AND a Hancock County resident or an adjacent county for 30 days
Must be 21 years of age or older
Submit to fingerprint verification for a background check
Must attest to having re-read the Ohio Attorney General's Concealed Carry Law book

CCW Renewal Process

The Sheriff’s Office did not keep copies of any certificates of competency used for the original licenses. If individuals do not have copies of their certificates of competency they must contact their original instructors for copies or take a new class to obtain the certificate. Application forms and CCW pamphlets are available at the Sheriff’s Office or at the Ohio Attorney General's Office WebSite. Renewing licensee’s who used retired Law Enforcement or Military credentials and competency for their initial licenses should contact the Sheriff’s Office to check on their renewal documentation requirements prior to reapplying.