The information on the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office website is for informational purposes only and does not contain all information pertaining to Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law.
For questions concerning concealed carry information not addressed on this site, please contact Capt. Jeff LeCocq at 740-452-3637 or by email by clicking the following link .
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:
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 are accepted at the Administration Office of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, located at 1840 East Pike, on the following days and times (we do not take appointments):
Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Applications and CCW booklets may be picked up at the Administration Office Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm or they may be obtained through the Ohio Attorney General’s website, www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.
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.
In order for an Ohio resident to obtain a concealed carry license they must meet the following requirements, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.125(A):
Must produce an original or photocopy of a certificate of completion of a firearms training program, dated within 3 years prior to application, signed by the instructor, certifies that the training complies with the requirements set forth in division 2923.125(G), and the course was open to members of the general public and utilized qualified instructors who were certified by a national gun advocacy organization, the executive director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission or a government official or entity of another state.
Documentation of the following:
The applicant is an active or reserve member of the armed forces of the United States (i.e. current Military ID)
Documentation of the following:
That the applicant is retired from, or was honorably discharged from, military service of the United States, immediately preceding the application (i.e. DD214)
Documentation evidencing both of the following:
That the applicant has successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Program OR peace officer training program of another state (i.e. Training certificate or appointment as a law enforcement officer) AND
A document that evidences that applicant is an active member of a law enforcement agency
Documentation evidencing both of the following:
That the applicant is a retired Trooper of the State Highway Patrol, a retired peace officer or retired Federal law enforcement officer who retired in Good Standing. (i.e. retired ID or letter on letterhead from the Chief/Sheriff/Commander of the department from which retired) AND
A document that evidences that the applicant has successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training program OR peace officer training program of another state. (i.e. Training certificate or appointment as a law enforcement officer)
** NOTE: Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.125(D)(4)…
Sealed records, also known as Expunged records are NO LONGER able to be examined and used for the purposes of the background investigation for concealed carry license applicants.
|Menacing by Stalking
|Intimidation of Victim/Witness
|Discharge firearm at or into Habitation or School Safety Zone
The concealed carry licensee is prohibited from carrying a concealed weapon in any of the following places:
Pursuant to ORC 2923.1212 signs shall be posted in conspicuous places, prohibiting persons from carrying a firearm into prohibited places.
Pursuant to ORC 2923.126(C)(1) private employers may post signs prohibiting carrying a firearm into their business, except that:
In order for a law enforcement officer to enforce an employer’s rule, policy, practice, a sign must be posted in a conspicuous place.
A sample of the sign which may be posted warning persons NOT to enter the premises where the sign appears while carrying a firearm can be found on this page. THIS sign cannot be used by schools or at courthouses. THIS sign must be posted in a conspicuous place per ORC 2923.126(C)(1).
Sheriff determines to deny application because not satisfied criteria (2023.125)(D)(1) the Sheriff must:
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:
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.
License shall be suspended for:
Suspension to begin on date licensee arrested or Temporary Protection Order or Civil Protection Order issued.
Suspension ends if charges dismissed, or Temporary Protection Order or Civil Protection Order canceled.
Licensee shall be notified by letter sent certified mail.
Licensee must surrender license to Sheriff within 10 days of notice.
License will be returns when suspension ends.
(May NO LONGER suspend a license for failing to announce or failing to keep hands in plain view.)
Sheriff shall revoke license:
Notify licensee by letter sent certified mail the reason for revocation
Licensee may come to the Sheriff’s office to contest within 14 days of notice mailing.If upheld Sheriff shall revoke and licensee must surrender immediately.
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
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.
Read the latest book printed by the Ohio Attorney General
Complete a new application
Present current CCW license (or expired CCW license)
Valid State issued identification
Submit to WebCheck fingerprints
Non-refundable fee (Credit Card, Cash, cashier’s check or money order)
$50.00 Ohio resident 5 yrs or more
$60.00 Ohio resident less than 5 yrs
No photograph is required.
There is a 30 day grace period after expiration during which you may continue to carry.
Effective March 19, 2017
** See payment method below **
This is the fee schedule for a standard concealed carry license.
For an applicant who has resided in Ohio for five(5) years or more: $67.00 **
For an applicant who has resided in Ohio for less than five(5) years: $67.00 + $10.00 (FBI) fingerprint charge Total $77.00 **
A renewal of the standard license: $50.00 **
A renewal of license living in Ohio less than five (5) years: $60.00
A replacement license: $15.00 **
Credit Card Processing Fee: 3% **
The fee for a temporary emergency concealed carry license with applicant living in Ohio more than five (5) years: $37.00 **
Temporary Emergency concealed carry license with applicant living in Ohio less than five (5) years: $47.00
For CCW, we accept cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover - note processing fee above), cashier’s check or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS APPROVED TO TEACH CERTIFICATION COURSES FOR CONCEALED CARRY.
The instructors listed are being provided at the request of the instructor as a courtesy, and are not necessarily endorsed or recommended by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional certified instructors will be added to this list as information becomes available.