Concealed Carry Law

CONCEALED CARRY LAW CHANGES / UPDATES New information regarding Concealed Carry License Renewal has been posted. You can review this information by clicking HERE or visiting the Renewal page below.

Information, changes to laws, training requirements, and general information concerning the Concealed Carry Law in Ohio can be found here. New information and updates will be added when they become available. For questions about concealed carry not addressed on this site, please contact Capt. Jeff LeCocq at 740-452-3637 or email him at

Reciprocity States: The following link to the Ohio Attorney General’s web site lists all states currently holding a Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement with Ohio:

Ohio Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreements

NOTE: Persons considering carrying concealed handguns in these states should contact that specific state for additional information on their laws pertaining to the transportation and carrying of concealed handguns.


Applications can be dropped off at the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, located at 1840 East Pike, ONLY on the following days:

MONDAY 9:30am – 3:00pm
WEDNESDAY 9:30am – 3:00pm
THURSDAY 9:30am – 3:00pm

Applicants are encouraged to download the application from the site below but not date it.

Applicants are also encouraged to download the pamphlet and are required to read it prior to application.

Concealed Carry Applications and the OPOTC pamphlet can be found on the web site of the State of Ohio Attorney General.

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Application Process
Competency Certification
Prior Equivalent Training
Misdemeanor Crimes of Violence
Responsibilities of Concealed Carry
Prohibited Places
Private Employers
Suspension Process
Revocation Process
Temporary Concealed Carry Requirements
Courses and Instructors

This information is being provided to prospective instructors or entities wanting to provide training to members of the public who wish to carry a concealed handgun.

This information is referenced in O.R.C.2923.125.

It is strongly suggested instructors cover the responsibilities of persons carrying a concealed handgun. (O.R.C. 2923.126 Duties of Licensed Individual) A violation of any part this section may result in criminal charges.

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