Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Welcome! This is an official application for a License to Carry a Concealed Handgun (CHL).  You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a permit. Any falsification of the information within this application will result in the refusal of this application for a CHL permit.

non-refundable processing fee is required. In addition, a online service fee is required to process payment. These fees will be charged even if your application is denied. This service is provided by a third party vendor and the Sheriff's Office only collects the fees provided in the Ohio General Statute.

Please read the following before proceeding:

Applicant Information:


Current Concealed Permit Information: enter your existing permit # and the issuing county


Previous Aliases: (please list all previous aliases)

Previous Last Name Previous First Name Previous Middle Name

Driver's License / Non-Operator ID: (or other State Issued ID)


Information Related To Your Birth:



Demographic Information:


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Email:


Please Create A Password: (you can use this to track progress, and we may need to contact you during the process)


Password Information: In order to comply with CJIS standards we have employed the use of a password complexity monitor. As you enter your password, we will display an indicator of complexity. You will only be able to submit passwords that are sufficiently complex as to be considered 'safe' by CJIS standards. The visual indicator will turn Blue or Green to indicate that your password is safe.

Important: CJIS requires we maintain a strict password policy and system of checks. As such, we check the following items as you enter your new password:
  • The password must be a minimum length of eight (8) characters on all systems
  • The password must not be a dictionary word
  • The password must not be the same as your email address
  • The password must not be a proper name

Current Residence Address: (this may be different than your mailing address)


Present Mailing Address: (if different from residence address)


Spouse Residence Address:


Attach Documentation: please upload the required documentation

If you need to upload documentation, please use the 'Add Files' button below to begin the process. The maximum size of individual files is 5 MB. The address on government issued IDs must match the address on this application.

  • VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID (e.g. OH DRIVERS LICENSE / STATE ID)
  • MILITARY VETERANS MAY UPLOAD AND ATTACH DD214

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AN APPLICANT WHO KNOWINGLY GIVES A FALSE ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION OR SUBMITS FALSE INFORMATION ON, OR A FALSE DOCUMENT WITH, THE APPLICATION MAY BE PROSECUTED FOR FALSIFICATION TO OBTAIN A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE, A FELONY OF THE FOURTH DEGREE, IN VIOLATION OF ORC 2921.13.

(1) I have read the publication that explains Ohio firearms laws, provides instruction in dispute resolution and explains the Ohio laws related to that matter, and provides information regarding aspects of the use of deadly force with a firearm, and I am knowledgeable of the provisions of those laws and of the information on those matters.

(2) I desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun for defense of myself or a member of my family while engaged in lawful activity.

(3) I have never been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a crime of violence in the state of Ohio or elsewhere (if you have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to such a crime, but the records of that conviction or guilty plea have been sealed or expunged by court order or a court has granted relief pursuant to ORC 2923.14 from the disability imposed pursuant to ORC 2923.13 relative to that conviction or guilty plea, you may treat the conviction or guilty plea for purposes of this paragraph as if it never had occurred). I am of sound mind. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I knowingly make any false statements herein I am subject to penalties prescribed by law. I authorize the sheriff or the sheriff’s designee to inspect only those records or documents relevant to information required for this application.

(4) The information contained in this application and all attached documents is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

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Application Qualification Questions:

Are you legally living in the United States?

Do you reside in an eligible county(Wayne, Stark, Summit, Medina, Ashland & Holmes)?

NOTE: We will only process applicants living in an eligible county: Wayne, Stark, Summit, Medina, Ashland & Holmes.

If you do not reside in an eligible county, STOP - DO NOT complete this application. If you continue, your application will likely be withdrawn and your fees will not be refunded.

Have you lived in Ohio for the past five years or more?

Are you at least 21 years of age?

Are you a fugitive from justice?

Are you prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm?

FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS 6, 7, 8, DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CONVICTION FOR WHICH A COURT HAS ORDERED SEALED OR EXPUNGED OR RELATIVE TO WHICH A COURT HAS GRANTED RELIEF FROM DISABILITY PURSUANT TO ORC 2923.14, OR A CONVICTION FOR A MINOR MISDEMEANOR LEVEL OFFENSE.

Are you under indictment for or otherwise charged with a felony, or have you ever been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony, or have you ever been adjudicated as a delinquent child for committing an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult?

Are you under indictment for, or otherwise charged with, or have you been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to an offense under ORC 2925, 3719, or 4729, that involves illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution of, or trafficking in a drug of abuse?

Have you ever been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act that would, if committed by an adult, be an offense under ORC 2925, 3719, or 4729, that involves illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution of, or trafficking in a drug of abuse?

Have you ever been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, a misdemeanor offense of violence, charge of domestic violence, or a similar offense, in this or any other state?

Are you under indictment for, or otherwise charged with, or, except for a conviction or guilty plea the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged or relative to which a court has granted relief from disability pursuant to ORC 2923.14, have you been convicted of or pleaded guilty to, within three years of the date of this application, except for a conviction or guilty plea the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged or relative to which a court has granted relief from disability pursuant to ORC 2923.14, a misdemeanor that is an offense of violence or the offense of possessing a revoked or suspended concealed handgun license, or, except for a conviction or guilty plea the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged or relative to which a court has granted relief from disability pursuant to ORC 2923.14, have you been adjudicated as a delinquent child within three years of the date of this application for committing an act that would be a misdemeanor of that nature, if committed by an adult?

Are you under indictment for or otherwise charged with, or, except for a conviction or guilty plea the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged or relative to which a court has granted relief from disability pursuant to ORC 2923.14, or have you been convicted of or pleaded guilty to, within 10 years of the date of this application, resisting arrest, or, except for a conviction or guilty plea the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged or relative to which a court has granted relief from disability pursuant to ORC 2923.14, have you been adjudicated as a delinquent child for committing, within 10 years of the date of this application, an act that if committed by an adult would be the offense of resisting arrest?

(a) Are you under indictment for, or otherwise charged with, assault or negligent assault?

(b) Have you been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or adjudicated as a delinquent child two or more times for committing assault or negligent assault within five years of the date of this application?

(c) Except for a conviction, guilty plea, or delinquent child adjudication the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged or relative to which a court has granted relief from disability pursuant to ORC 2923.14, have you ever been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or adjudicated as a delinquent child for assaulting a peace officer?

Have you ever been adjudicated as mentally incompetent or mentally defective?

Have you ever been committed to a mental institution?

Have you ever been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital or facility for purposes other than observation?

Have you ever been adjudicated as mentally defective (which includes having been adjudicated asincompetent to manage your own affairs, or ever been committed to a mental institution?

Are you currently the subject of a civil protection order, a temporary protection order, or a protection order issued by a court of this or any other state?

Are you currently subject to a suspension imposed under ORC 2923.128(A)(2) of a license to carry a concealed handgun or a temporary emergency license to carry a concealed handgun that previously was issued to you, or are you subject to a similar suspension by another state?

Are you a member of the United States Military on permanent change of station (PCS) orders to Ohio?

Are you a permanent resident of Ohio on permanent change of station (PCS) orders to a military assignment outside of Ohio?

Are you a resident of another state?

If a resident of another state, are you employed in Ohio?

THESE QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO DETERMINE IF YOU CAN PASS THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM AND RECEIVE AN OHIO CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE:

Are you under indictment or information in any court for a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year?

Have you ever been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence, including probation?

Are you a fugitive from justice?

Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcoticdrug, or any other controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. 802?

Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes a determination bya court, board, commission, or other lawful authority that you are a danger to yourself orothers or are incompetent to manage your own affairs) or have you ever been committed toa mental institution?

Have you ever been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?

Are you subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking, or threatening your child or an intimate partner of a child?

Have you ever been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or adjudicated a delinquent child in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?

Have you ever renounced your United States citizenship?

Are you an alien illegally in the United States?

Are you an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa?

If you are an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, do you fall within any of the exceptions set forth in the instructions to question 12 on the ATF Form 4473? (If you meet any of these exceptions, you must provide supporting documentation)?

What is your state of residence (if any)?

What is your country of citizenship?

Have you previously applied in Ohio or in any other state for a license to carry a concealed handgun or a temporary emergency license to carry a concealed handgun?

I have uploaded the requested documentation as part of my application submission.


AN APPLICANT WHO KNOWINGLY GIVES A FALSE ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION OR SUBMITS FALSE INFORMATION ON, OR A FALSE DOCUMENT WITH, THE APPLICATION MAY BE PROSECUTED FOR FALSIFICATION TO OBTAIN A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE, A FELONY OF THE FOURTH DEGREE, IN VIOLATION OF ORC 2921.13.

(1) I have read the publication that explains Ohio firearms laws, provides instruction in dispute resolution and explains the Ohio laws related to that matter, and provides information regarding aspects of the use of deadly force with a firearm, and I am knowledgeable of the provisions of those laws and of the information on those matters.

(2) I desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun for defense of myself or a member of my family while engaged in lawful activity.

(3) I have never been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a crime of violence in the state of Ohio or elsewhere (if you have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to such a crime, but the records of that conviction or guilty plea have been sealed or expunged by court order or a court has granted relief pursuant to ORC 2923.14 from the disability imposed pursuant to ORC 2923.13 relative to that conviction or guilty plea, you may treat the conviction or guilty plea for purposes of this paragraph as if it never had occurred). I am of sound mind. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I knowingly make any false statements herein I am subject to penalties prescribed by law. I authorize the sheriff or the sheriff’s designee to inspect only those records or documents relevant to information required for this application.

(4) The information contained in this application and all attached documents is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

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AN APPLICANT WHO KNOWINGLY GIVES A FALSE ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION OR SUBMITS FALSE INFORMATION ON, OR A FALSE DOCUMENT WITH, THE APPLICATION MAY BE PROSECUTED FOR FALSIFICATION TO OBTAIN A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE, A FELONY OF THE FOURTH DEGREE, IN VIOLATION OF ORC 2921.13.

(1) I have read the publication that explains Ohio firearms laws, provides instruction in dispute resolution and explains the Ohio laws related to that matter, and provides information regarding aspects of the use of deadly force with a firearm, and I am knowledgeable of the provisions of those laws and of the information on those matters.

(2) I desire a legal means to carry a concealed handgun for defense of myself or a member of my family while engaged in lawful activity.

(3) I have never been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a crime of violence in the state of Ohio or elsewhere (if you have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to such a crime, but the records of that conviction or guilty plea have been sealed or expunged by court order or a court has granted relief pursuant to ORC 2923.14 from the disability imposed pursuant to ORC 2923.13 relative to that conviction or guilty plea, you may treat the conviction or guilty plea for purposes of this paragraph as if it never had occurred). I am of sound mind. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I knowingly make any false statements herein I am subject to penalties prescribed by law. I authorize the sheriff or the sheriff’s designee to inspect only those records or documents relevant to information required for this application.

(4) The information contained in this application and all attached documents is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

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