Temporary Emergency Concealed Carry Application


Applications are accepted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of legal holidays

Applicant Must:

    • Be at least 21 years of age
    • Legally live in the United States
    • Apply in county in which they reside or if an out-of-state resident temporarily residing in the county of application
    • Submit to WebCheck fingerprints and pass the background check
    • Complete Temporary Emergency Application (this is the sworn affidavit referred to in 2923.1213(b)(1)(b) and it must be notarized.)
    • Provide 2×2 color passport style photo taken within past 30 days
    • Pay non-refundable fee of $37.00 if Ohio resident 5 yrs. of more $61.00 if Ohio resident less than 5 yrs. (cash, cashier’s check or money order)
    • Present “Evidence of Imminent Danger” by providing one of following:
      • Written documentation prepared by law enforcement, prosecutor or court, government entity or public official (eg. Reports, TPO, CPO)
      • Statement sworn by the applicant stating the reasonable cause the applicant has to fear criminal attack upon the applicant or a member of the applicant’s family (provided by applicant under threat of perjury)

NOTE: Temporary Emergency License is valid for 90 days from date of issue and may not be renewed. A Temporary Emergency License can only be issued one time within a 4 year period.

Although the law states that the Sheriff shall “immediately” issue a temporary concealed license, the law also states that the applicant must pass the background check, including the WebCheck fingerprints. This does not mean the license will be issued the same day it is applied for, however the Sheriff shall “immediately” begin the background check process, and “immediately” upon receipt of the results of the records check the Sheriff shall review the information and determine whether the criteria is met. If the criteria is met the applicant will be contacted to process the license. If the criteria is not met the Sheriff shall specify the grounds for the denial in a written notice to the applicant.

Rev. 08/13/15