Concealed Carry Info

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Concealed Carry License

How to Apply

Download application and handbook from the Ohio Attorney General's website.

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Come to the Sheriff's Lobby and ask for them.


Concealed Carry Application Process

Concealed Carry License Renewal Process
  • Component 1- Complete the entire application form (answer all questions and sign)
  • Component 2- Attach a wallet size color photo. The photo must be no older than 30 days.
  • Component 3- Provide a copy of documented training, which complies with the concealed carry law. (Read handbook for details.)
  • Component 4- Read the concealed carry law handbook cover to cover. (The booklet explains all aspects of the process.) You must attest to reading and understanding this publication.
  • Component 5- You must provide a driver's license or other official form of identification.

Applications Accepted
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
By Appointment only

Licking County Sheriff's Department (Justice Center)
155 East Main Street, Newark, OH 43055

The number to schedule appointments is 740-670-5508. Please leave a message and someone will return your call.

When arriving for your appointment, go to the jail lobby, and please be on time. In fairness to all who apply, we must maintain a strict schedule in order to accommodate as many applicants as possible.

Applicants arriving without the 5 aforementioned components or incomplete documentation will have to call for a new appointment date and time.

If you are an Ohio resident for more than 5 years, the cost is $67. If this is not the case, the fee is $77. If you are renewing your license and have been a resident of Ohio for more than 5 years, the cost is $50. If not, this fee is $60.These fees must be made in cash, certified check or money order. No personal checks or bankcards will be accepted.

Please remember you will not leave here with the Concealed Carry License in hand. This appointment is to start the background check, which could take up to 45 days.

Temporary Emergency Applications Accepted Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. No appointment is necessary. The cost is $37 for residents of Ohio of 5 years or longer and $47.00 for residents of Ohio less than 5 years.

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