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Concealed Carry Permit

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The following is a checklist of items the applicant must have to apply for the permit:

  • Prior Appointment
  • Must be a resident in Belmont County or an adjacent county for 30 days
  • Application filled out completely
  • Valid identification, drivers license, state I.D. or passport
  • Certificate of Competency or Prior Equivalent Documentation
    – The Sheriff’s Office does not provide any training
  • Fee payment in cash, check or money order

In order for an Ohio resident to obtain a concealed carry license, they must meet the following requirements in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.125(A):

  1. At least 21 years of age
  2. An Ohio resident at least 45 days and a resident of the county of application (or an adjacent county) for at least 30 days
  3. Must have received a Certificate of Competency, as specified in O.R.C. Section 2923.125 (B) (3) (a), (b), (c), (e) or (f), within 3 years prior to date of application, covering the training requirements as specified in O.R.C. Section 2923.125 (G) (1) and (G) (2)
  4. Applicant is not disqualified pursuant to criminal background check or mental incompetency check, as specified in O.R.C. 2923.125 (D) (1) (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i) or (j), or retired as a result of a mental disability. Also, the applicant is not prohibited by O.R.C. 2923.13 Having Weapon While Under Disability.
  5. A photo will be taken by the Sheriff’s Office during the application process.
  6. Attest that applicant has read pamphlet provided by Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission as specified, and also attest the handgun shall be carried for a lawful purpose
  7. Non-refundable fee of $68.00 New, $89.00 New if you have not been an Ohio resident for 5 years, $51.00 Renewal, $30.00 Temporary Emergency at the time of the application, unless retired law enforcement whereby the fee is waived.
    Retired law enforcement documentation; retirement I.D. card with date of retirement, or letter from law enforcement agency stating date of retirement.

Applicant must present at time of application:

  1. Completed application
  2. Valid identification, drivers license, state I.D., or passport
  3. Certificate of Competency or Prior Equivalent Documentation
  4. If mentally incompetent, documentation showing they have been restored
  5. If prohibited from having a weapon under O.R.C. 2923.13 and the reason is not specifically prohibited in O.R.C. 2923.125, must have court documents granting relief for disability

Applicant must attest to:

  1. Applicant has received and read the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission pamphlet
  2. Handgun shall be carried in a lawful manner

Applicant must submit to:

  1. Fingerprints electronically scanned or
  2. Fingerprints inked and rolled onto fingerprint card
  3. Photo

Applicant must pass a background check to determine:

  1. Applicant meets age requirement
  2. Applicant meets residence requirement
  3. Applicant does not have a criminal record
  4. Applicant has not been adjudicated mentally incompetent

Applicant must pay at time of application.

The Concealed Carry Permit Office is located at the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, 68137 Hammond Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please use the form below. Applications are accepted by appointment only. Emergency Applications do not need appointments.

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