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CHL Procedures and Hours

Concealed Handgun Licenses by appointment only.  Hours of operations are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8AM to 4PM.  Tuesday and Thursday 10AM to 6PM.  To schedule an appointment, please call 419-625-7951, extention 6256.  The Concealed Handgun License office is closed on these legal holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving and Friday
  • Christmas

We need YOU TO BRING a completed CURRENT* application; a passport sized photo, color and taken within the last 30 days, that WILL STAY WITH YOUR PAPER APPLICATION; your driver's license, and a training certificate dated within the last 3 years. The photo for your CHL PERMIT CARD will be taken on the day of application. If you are an active duty military personnel or you have been honorably discharged, we do not need a training certificate, a military issued ID showing your active status or a DD-214 showing honorable discharge will suffice. Currently, the fee is being waived for active military and veterans.  If you have been a resident of Ohio for the last 5 years, the cost is $67. If you have not been a resident of Ohio for the last five years, the cost is $77. If you live in a state other than Ohio but work in the state of Ohio the cost is $77. We accept only BANK CERTIFIED CHECKS or MONEY ORDER made out to Erie County Sheriff's Office. We DO NOT ACCEPT personal checks, business checks, credit cards, nor cash.


We need a completed CURRENT* application, your current permit, and driver’s license. If address differs from driver's license, you must bring proof of current residence.  We do not require a photo for the application, however, we will take a new photo for the permit the day you apply. No requalification is required. The cost is $50. We only accept BANK CERTIFIED CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS made out to Erie County Sheriff’s Office. We DO NOT ACCEPT personal checks, business checks, credit cards, nor cash.

Applications may be found on this web page
The State of Ohio gives us 45 days to process applications. While we try to complete them in less time, some do take the full 45 days.

Completed CHL permits are mailed upon completion.  They can also be picked up per your request, during regular CHL hours.

If you have any questions feel free to call the CHL office at 419-625-7951 ext. 6256.

CURRENT* = Rev.3/15 which appears on page 5, lower right corner.
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