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 Dear Conceal Carry License Applicant: 

                As you are aware, House Bill 347 authorizes the County Sheriff’s across Ohio to issue Conceal Carry Licenses effective March 14, 2007.  As a prospective applicant for a license issued by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, we are providing the following informational checklist to assist you and us through this process.  When submitting your application, please assure that the following steps have been taken.

 1)     The applicant is at least 21 years of age and resided in Highland County or an adjacent county for at least 30 days and the State of Ohio for at least 45 days.                

2)       The $55.00 fee accompanies the application. If you have not been a resident of the State of Ohio for the past five years, the fee will be $79.00 due to the FBI background check that will be completed. This can be paid with check or money order or cash. Make checks payable to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. You will be provided a receipt.

3)       A copy of, or bring original for us to copy, your certificate of firearms proficiency training as required by the law.

4)       If you were ever found to be mentally incompetent, involuntarily hospitalized or  institutionalized for mental illness or mentally defective, you must submit a Certification of remission concerning the finding.

5)       We will take the required color photo at the time of submission of  your application.

6)       When filling out the application please use black ink and print legibly. It is pertinent that all areas are filled out completely and that no questions are left unanswered. This will only delay the application process. Please provide all telephone numbers as requested so we can notify you that the permit process has been completed and the permit is ready for issuance.

7)       The completed application can be submitted at the HCSO on M-F between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. When the completed application is submitted, you will need a picture ID and your fingerprints will be taken at that time in order to complete the criminal background check as required.

 Remember, the permit processing time could take up to 45 days to complete. I appreciate your patience with our agency during the initial stages of this process. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


 Sheriff Richard L. Warner Jr.

View information from the Ohio Attorney General's Office regarding Concealed Carry

View/Print standard application for a conceal carry license  

View/Print standard renewal application for a conceal carry license  

View/Print temporary emergency application for a conceal carry license 

View/print the Ohio Pamphlet      

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