Ohio Concealed Pistol License Reciprocity Map
Everything about Ohio, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.
Ohio CCW Reciprocity State Info
Ohio Reciprocity, Ohio Honors these permits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, WyomingDistricts & Territories
District of Columbia, New York City, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Ohio Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal: Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia. Some restrictions may apply. Check each state for its own restrictions.
No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions
Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.
Ohio Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:
California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington D.C.
Ohio Conceal Carry Permit Information
Ohio CCW Application FeeDo NOT bring a firearm with you when applying for or picking up your license!
- $67.00 New.
- $50.00 Renewal.
- $37.00 Emergency.
- Additional $10.00 for a FBI Background Check (If not an Ohio resident for last 5 years.)
Concealed Carry Permit – Franklin County Sheriff – Franklin County, Ohio
Residents & Non Residents
Non-residents can obtain a concealed carry license if they work in Ohio and they can also carry a firearm on any valid out-of-state permit, whether or not there is a reciprocity agreement with Ohio. Exemptions are made for military personnel who are posted in Ohio.
Valid for How Long
Washington’s concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years
Shall Issue State
Ohio is a shall issue state.
Is Ohio an Open Carry State?
Can I open carry in Ohio?
YES – WITHOUT A PERMIT
Open carry in Ohio is legal without any license. You will need a permit to to carry a loaded gun in a car.
How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in Ohio?
As long as you meet the law’s requirements, the sheriff must issue a concealed handgun license within 45 days of receiving your properly completed application.
OHio Concealed Permit Requirements
- Must be at least 21 years old
- You have completed an approved firearms training class of 8 hours
- Non-Residents: If you live in another state you must be employed in Ohio
- You must not have had a concealed carry license issued by another state suspended
- You must not have been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or adjudicated a delinquent child for committing a violation of section 2919.25 of the Revised Code (Domestic violence) or a similar violation in another state
- You must not be under indictment, be charged with, or convicted of any felony
- You also must not be under indictment, charged with, or convicted of an offense that involves trafficking in drugs, a misdemeanor offense of violence, or negligent assault.
- In addition, you must not have been convicted, pleaded guilty, or been adjudicated as delinquent in connection with a crime that involves the illegal use, sale, possession, administration, distribution, or trafficking of a drug of abuse.
- You cannot have been convicted, pleaded guilty, or been adjudicated as delinquent for assaulting a peace officer
- You must not, within three years of your application, have been convicted, pleaded guilty, or been adjudicated as delinquent in connection with a misdemeanor offense of violence
- You may not obtain a license if you have been charged with falsification of a concealed handgun license
- You must not be subject to a civil protection order or a temporary protection order of an Ohio court or a similar protection order issued by another state
- You must not have been convicted, pleaded guilty, or been adjudicated as delinquent in connection with two or more assaults or negligent assaults within five years of your application
- You must not have been convicted, pleaded guilty, or adjudicated as delinquent in connection with resisting arrest within 10 years of your application. If you are charged with an offense during the application process, the sheriff can suspend your application until your case is resolved
- Federal Law Requirements
Can I carry a gun in my car in Ohio?
YES/NO – WITHOUT A PERMIT
Without a concealed carry license you may not have a loaded handgun in the vehicle. Motorcycles fall under the definition of motor vehicles.
- As of September 30, 2011, firearms are no longer required to be carried in a holster, on the person while in a vehicle. (SB17)
- As of September 30, 2011, firearms are no longer required to be in a closed case, bag, box, or other container that is in plain sight and that has a lid, a cover, or a closing mechanism. (SB17)
- As of September 30, 2011, firearms are no longer required to be securely encased by being stored in a closed glove compartment or vehicle console, or in a case that is locked. (SB17)
Where to Apply for Ohio Conceal Permit License and steps to take
Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the County Sheriff in the applicants county of residence.
Steps to get your CCW
- Complete your firearm training course, 8 hours required.
- Download the application under the FORMS tab.
- You will need the following documents;
- Completed application form
- Copies of firearms training certificate
- Passport size color photo, taken within last 30 days
- A money order or cashiers check for $67
- Present these to your local sheriff’s office.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will be notified within 45 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
Non-Residents can only apply for a CCW license if they are employed in Ohio
Ohio Conceal Carry Laws
Notify officer of Carry
YES – MUST INFORM OFFICER
Ohio gun laws say – “If a person is stopped for a law enforcement purpose and is carrying a concealed handgun as a CCW licensee, whether in a motor vehicle or not, he shall promptly inform the law enforcement officer that he is carrying a concealed handgun. If in a vehicle, the licensee shall remain in the vehicle and keep his hands in plain sight at all times and have no contact with the firearm.”The Law
In Ohio, Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?• Licensed Class D liquor permit premises, if you are consuming
beer or intoxicating liquor or are under the influence. If you are
not consuming, and not under the influence, you may carry
unless there is a conspicuous sign prohibiting carry.
Possession of a concealed firearm is allowed in a retail
store with a D-6 or D-8 permit as long as the concealed
carry license holder is not consuming liquor. Class D
permits are generally issued to an establishment that sells
alcohol for consumption on the premises. In any event, do
not consume beer or intoxicating liquor before carrying
a concealed handgun into a licensed premises or while on the premises.
Not allowed to carry in these areas
- Police stations
- Sheriffs’ offices
- Highway Patrol posts
- Premises controlled by BCI
- Correctional institutions or other detention facilities
- Airports secure areas
- Facilities for the care of mentally ill persons
- Courthouses or buildings in which a courtroom is located
- Universities, unless locked in a motor vehicle
- Colleges can decide for themselves if concealed carry is allowed
- Government Bodies can decide for themselves if concealed carry is allowed
- Places of worship, unless the place of worship permits otherwise
- Child Day-Care Centers (Only If Posted)
- Schools, but OK if locked in vehicle on school premises
- Licensed Class D liquor permit premises, if you are consuming beer or intoxicating liquor or are under the influence
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Carry in RestaurantYes, but no alcohol may be consumed while carrying.
Carry in State Parks
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- Airports non secure area
- Day-care centers unless the day-care center has posted a “no-guns” sign
- School premises if locked in a motor vehicle
- Private aircraft
- Business entities, property owners or public or private employers cannot ban anyone who has been issued a valid concealed handgun license from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition when the items are locked in a person’s privately-owned motor vehicle on company property
- All areas of the state – except those listed as off-limits.
Premises that have Rules that state no firearms allowed:
- Licensed Child Care facilities
- Racing Association Grounds
- An Emergency Respite Center
- Licensed Pregnant and Parenting Teen Residential Programs and their facilities
- Licensed Homes and facilities that Provide Care to Children
- Overnight Youth Shelter and Residence Operated By the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.
- All facilities operated by the Office of Administrative Hearings.
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Ohio Conceal Carry Application FormsDAYS TO PROCESS 45 NEW PERMIT
- Application & Renewal for Concealed Carry License
- Ohio’s Concealed Carry Laws & License Application
- Guide To Ohio CCW Laws
Franklin County Sheriff
Monday – Friday7am – 5pm
Address410 South High St.
CityColumbus, Ohio 43215