Concealed Carry Law

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office processes Concealed Carry Original and Renewal Applications Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, excluding legal holidays at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Division. If you have any questions, please contact (937) 562-5220.

Ohio Attorney General Concealed Carry Website


The Ohio Attorney General’s website contains materials explaining many portions of Ohio’s concealed handgun licensing law:

Ohio Concealed Handgun License Information

With regard to the State of Ohio Application for License to Carry a Concealed Handgun, it is the intention of the Ohio Legislature that this law (RC 2923.125) is compliant with the National Instant Criminal Background check system.  This system of checks contains disqualifiers not specifically enumerated in Section III and/or IV of the license Application. 

If a disqualifier is found, your application will be denied.  Read this  Federal Disqualifier Notice


Original CCW and Renewal Application Checklist

Original and renewal applications are processed Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, excluding legal holidays. The applicant must bring the following items at the time of submitting an application:

Original CCW License


  • Copy of Training Certificate
    • Certificate must be within 3 years of taking 8 hour competency certification training course
    • Active and Reserve Military - must bring your most recent firearms qualification and active military ID)
    • Veterans - must bring DD214 with honorable discharge
  • Current Color Photograph
    • Must be a 2 x 2 passport photo and taken within 30 days of making application
  • Current Photo Identification
    • Driver's license or State ID card
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Non-refundable fee
    • Money Order or Cashier's Check made payable to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. We also accept Credit/Debit Cards (service fee $1 + 2.2% applies). 
    • No Cash or Personal Checks will be accepted.
      • $67 - Ohio resident for the last 5 consecutive years
      • $77 - Ohio resident for less than 5 years
      • Application fee will be waived for veterans, active and reserve military pursuant to Senate Bill 81.

Renewal CCW License

  • Completed Renewal Application Form
  • Current Color Photograph (ONLY if initial or renewal applications have NOT been made through Greene County Sheriff's Office.)
    • Must be a 2 x 2 passport photo and taken within 30 days of submitting application
  • Previous CCW License
    • Military personnel will also be asked to provide proper documentation to be eligible for fee waiver
      • Active and Reserve Military must bring most recent firearms qualification and active military ID
      • Veterans must bring DD214 with honorable discharge
  • Current Photo Identification
    • Driver's license or State ID card
  • Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
  • Non-Refundable Fee
    • Money order or cashier's check made payable to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. We also accept Credit/Debit Cards (service fee $1 + 2.2% applies)
    • No cash or personal checks will be accepted.
      • $50 Renewal - If Ohio resident for last 5 consecutive years
      • $60 Renewal - If Ohio resident for less than 5 years
      • Application fee will be waived for veterans, active and reserve military pursuant to Senate Bill 81
Failure to disclose a criminal record when applying for a CCW Permit will be treated as filing a false legal document and could result in a criminal prosecution and/or denial of your permit. Your application is considered a legal document and is expected to contain compete and accurate information.