Concealed Carry Denial Process

Sheriff determines to deny application because not satisfied criteria (2023.125)(D)(1) the Sheriff must:

1. Specify reason for denial
2. Written notice to applicant

May appeal the Sheriff’s denial decision to Muskingum County Common Pleas Court pursuant to ORC 119.12

If denied due to result of criminal background check and applicant believes denial based on incorrect information reported by source, applicant may challenge results from source as follows:

1. If from BCI records the applicant must use their existing challenge policy
2. If from Sheriff’s Office records applicant must present certified copies of source of information, i.e. court record, Prosecutor’s Office records, if the case was dropped, found not guilty, etc.

If denied, may reapply in one year, if not permanently disqualified by conviction.

NOTE: Expunged/Sealed Records may NO LONGER be used to deny an applicant.