CCW Renewal Process
Individuals who obtained a license to carry a concealed weapon early in the CCW
program will hit their four-year renewal dates in mid-April, 2008.
The Ohio Revised Code provides for the renewal of a CCW license 90 days prior to and
no later than 30 days after the license expires. This provides a 120-day window during
which the licensee may begin the renewal process. If the licensee fails to initiate the
renewal process within this 120-day period, the CCW license will expire and will no longer
be valid. This time window is in place to help spread out the flood of applicants that applied
in April, May and June of 2004 at the beginning of Ohio’s CCW law. Individuals who applied in
April, May and June of 2004 are encouraged to renew their licenses early to help spread out the
flow of applications at Sheriff’s Office. This will help both the individuals and the Sheriff’s
Office expedite license renewals. Individuals can determine the earliest they
may reapply by counting back 90 days from the expiration
date of their current license.
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 on the internet at www.ag.state.oh.us. 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.
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, but must be
surrendered to the Sheriff’s Office upon issuance of the renewed license.
The original training Certificate of Competency is valid for license renewal purposes provided
it was used to obtain a CCW License less than two (2) years from Date of Issue and the Certificate
issue date is less than six years prior to the renewal application date. Applicants must renew their
Certificates of Competency prior to six (6) years of the original Certificate of Competency issue date
or they will have to take the entire twelve (12) hour course over.