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 coordinates first-time and renewal licenses for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. You must schedule an appointment to apply for a CCW license. Please call or leave a message at 513-785-1020 to schedule an appointment. Due to the high number of license requests it may take several days to be called, but you will be contacted as soon as possible.

The location of your appointment will be:

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

At your appointment, you will need to bring several things with you, detailed below.

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

For original, first-time, license:

  • Completed, current application form, including all residence addresses dating back to when you turned age 18. Blank forms available online at the State Attorney Generals Office or may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at the reception desk in the lobby.
  • A color photo of yourself approximately 2” X 2” taken within the last 30 days and affixed to the appropriate space in section 2 of your application.
  • A money order or official bank check (cash and/or personal checks are not accepted) already completed and made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $67.00 if you have lived in Ohio continuously for at least the last 5 years; or for $91.00 if you have not lived in Ohio continuously for the last 5 years.
  • A copy of your firearms training certificate
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card.

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

  • Completed current application, but you do not have to list all of your old addresses – only addresses since you last applied for your license. Blank forms available online at the State Attorney Generals Office or may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at the reception desk in the lobby.
  • A money order or official bank check (cash and/or personal checks are not accepted) already completed and made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $50.00 if you have lived in Ohio continuously for at least the last 5 years; or for $74.00 if you have not lived in Ohio continuously for the last 5 years.
  • Current CCW license
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card

NOTICE: If CCW license expires, after 120 days, new issue price applies.

For a renewal Application if original issued by another County:

  • Completed current application, and you do not have to list all your old addresses. Blank forms available online at the State Attorney Generals Office or may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at the reception desk in the lobby.
  • A money order or official bank check (cash and/or personal checks are not accepted) made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $50.00 if you have lived in Ohio continuously for the last 5 years; or for $74.00 if you have not lived in Ohio continuously for the last 5 years.
  • Old license or a copy of your firearms certificate
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card

NOTICE: If CCW license expires, after 120 days, new issue price applies.

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

  • Completed current application, and you do not have to list all your old addresses – Only addresses since your last license was issued.
  • A money order or official bank check (cash and/or personal checks are not accepted) already completed and made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $15.00
  • A valid Ohio drivers license or state ID card

For an Emergency / Temporary License:

  • Completed, current application form, including all residence addresses dating back to when you turned age 18. Blank forms available online at the State Attorney Generals Office or may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at the reception desk in the lobby.
  • A color photo of yourself approximately 2” X 2” taken within the last 30 days and affixed to the appropriate space in section 2 of your application.
  • A money order or official bank check (cash and/or personal checks are not accepted) already completed and made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $37.00 if you have lived in Ohio continuously for at least the last 5 years; or for $61.00 if you have not lived in Ohio continuously for the last 5 years.
  • A copy of your firearms training certificate
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card

For 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.

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 (cash and/or personal checks are not accepted) already completed and made payable to “Treasurer of Butler County” for $15.00.

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