Concealed Handgun Licenses

 

The Concealed Carry Law handbook, and updates on the Concealed Carry License can be found at the Ohio Attorney General’s website at Ohio Attorney Generals Office Concealed Carry Information.

The Concealed Carry License Unit conducts first-time and renewal licenses for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. You must schedule an appointment to apply for a new or renewal CCW license.


Scheduling an Appointment

Do not bring your firearm to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
You need to bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope to your appointment to receive your CCW / Concealed Handgun License. There are no exceptions to this.

New and Renewal CCW applications are by appointment only. Appointments are available during the following hours:

CCW Appontment Hours
Monday 9am – 8pm
Tuesday 9am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 4pm

To schedule an appointment:

The location of your appointment will be:

Butler County Sheriff’s Office
705 Hanover Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

You will need to bring several things with you to complete your appointment. Details are below in the procedure section. Failing to bring necessary items to your appointment could result in a cancellation and re-schedule of your appointment at a later date.


Fees

Fees must be exact amount only. We only accept:

  • cash (exact amount)
  • money orders or official bank checks (exact amount) payable to:
    Treasurer of Butler County

We do NOT accept personal checks under any circumstance.

Type Residency Fee
First Time Applicant Ohio Resident 5 or more years $67
First Time Applicant Ohio Resident less than 5 years $91
Renewal Ohio Resident 5 or more years $50
Renewal Ohio Resident less than 5 years $74
Replacement License Ohio Resident $15
Emergency Temporary License Ohio Resident 5 or more years $37
Emergency Temporary License Ohio Resident less than 5 years $61


Procedure

Application Form

Blank forms are available online at the State Attorney Generals Office website or may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at the reception desk in the lobby.

For original, first-time, license:

  • Completed, current application form.
  • A copy of your firearms training certificate
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card.
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

For a Renewal Application, if original application filed through Butler County:

  • Completed current application.
  • Current CCW license
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

NOTICE: If CCW license expires, after 120 days, new issue fees apply.

For a renewal Application if original issued by another County:

  • Completed current application.
  • CCW license from other County or a copy of your firearms certificate
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

NOTICE: If CCW license expires, after 120 days, new issue fees apply.

For a New Application if a CCW has been issued by another State:

  • Completed, current application form.
  • Copy of your firearms training certificate (must comply with Ohio’s firearms training requirements).
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID.
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

For an Out of State Applicant if Employed in the State of Ohio:

  • Completed, current application form.
  • A copy of your firearms training certificate (must comply with the state of Ohio’s firearms training and safety requirements).
  • Adequate proof of employment in Ohio.
  • A valid driver’s license of state ID card.
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

For a replacement of Damaged, Lost, or Stolen, etc. License:

  • Completed current application.
  • Submit an affidavit attesting to the loss or destruction of the license.
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card.
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

For an Emergency / Temporary License:

  • Completed, current application form.
  • A sworn statement that states he/she has reasonable cause to fear a criminal attack.  Such documents may include temporary protection orders, civil protection orders, a court order, and any report filed with or made by a law enforcement agency or prosecutor.
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card
  • Exact fees (See fee chart)

For a Change of Address:

Ohio law requires you to notify the county sheriff’s office at which you obtained your concealed carry license within 45 days after a change of address. Address changes sent by email are not accepted.

Download: Concealed Carry License Address Change (PDF)
You may download an address change form and send it by US Postal Service to:

Butler County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Concealed Carry License
705 Hanover Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

This process, required by law, modifies the record held by our agency in the event you need to be contacted regarding suspension, revocation, or administrative purpose.

If you wish to obtain a replacement, concealed handgun license displaying your new address, you must call 513-785-1020 for an appointment and apply in person. The cost is $15.00 and covers our time modifying the record in the CHL computer with the new address, printing a replacement license and entering new address information in the law enforcement database.

Include a money order or official bank check (personal checks are not accepted) already completed and made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $15.00.


Frequently Asked Questions

This is a renewal application, do I need to take the class again or re-qualify?

No, effective March 2013, you do not need to take the class again.

My CCW is expired. Do I need to do anything different?

If your CCW has been expired more than 30 days, you cannot carry your firearm until you renew the CCW. If it has been expired more than 120 day, you cannot carry and you must pay an increased fee of $67 to renew the CCW.

What if I am in the military or am retired from the military?

Current military personnel will need to provide documentation showing the most recent qualification. Retired military will need to provide the DD214 form, MUST BE WITHIN THE PAST 10 years. You do not need to take the class unless you have been retired more than 10 years.

Do you have to live in Ohio to obtain an Ohio CCW?

No.  Out of state residents employed in Ohio can apply for CCW license in the county where employed or in an adjoining county.  Out of state residents applying for an OHIO CCW License must provide adequate proof of that employment and a certificate or similar document that evidences satisfactory completion of a firearms training course that was conducted by an instructor who was certified by a national gun advocacy organization that complies with the state of Ohio’s requirements.

I have a CCW from another county in Ohio but I am moving to Butler County, what do I need to do?

It is the responsibility of the CCW holder to notify the issuing county if there is a change of address. Please notify the county that issued the CCW. Once it is time to renew, then you can schedule an appointment with Butler County. See the procedure section above for detailed Change of Address instructions.


Do not bring your firearm to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
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