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Concealed Carry Information

Qualified individuals wishing to obtain a license to lawfully carry a concealed handgun may contact the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Records Division (440-329-3703) to make an appointment for processing their application.  Appointments can be made Seven (7) days a week "excluding Holidays" between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM and are limited to one (1) appointment per hour.   

The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and bring the following information when they come in for their appointment:

First Time applicants need the following:

·         Completed current application

·         Original or copy of training certificate

·         Current Ohio Driver’s License or Ohio State ID

·         One Color Passport Photo (taken within the last 30 days)

·         Fee (see below)

1st Time renewals will need the following:

·         Completed current application

·         Current Ohio Driver’s License or Ohio State ID

·         Concealed Hangun License (Valid or Expired)

·         Fee (see below)
2nd Time renewals will need the following:

· Completed current application

· Current Ohio Driver’s License or Ohio State ID

· Fee (see below)
 
Fees (Non-Refundable):
·         New Issue, Ohio resident for 5 or more years:  $67.00
·         New Issue, Ohio resident for less than 5 years:  $91.00
·          1st and 2nd time renewal, Ohio resident for 5 or more years:  $50.00
·          1st and 2nd time renewal, Ohio resident for less than 5 years:  $74.00
·         Emergency, Ohio resident for 5 or more years:  $37.00
·         Emergency, Ohio resident for less than 5 years:  $61.00
·         Replacement, for lost license or address change:  $15.00
 

Fees must be made payable to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office by one of the following methods:

·         Money Order
 

No Cash, Personal or Business Checks will be accepted.

You can download the concealed carry application from the upper right portion of this page under related files.  New applications, renewals and temporary application forms can be downloaded here.  Additional information can be found at  http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry
The Sheriff’s Office has up to 45 days for processing of your application.  Upon processing completion, you will be contacted and advised that your license is ready for pick up.  Pick up days are Seven (7) days a week "excluding Holidays" between the hours of 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM with NO appointment necessary.  You will be contacted in writing should your application be denied.

Any questions you may have concerning a Temporary Emergency Permit can be directed to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Records Division.  This phone number can be found under the About tab under Contact Information.