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NOTICE

Please read the following notice prior to completing the procedures to obtain a CCW license:

Procedures To Follow

The following is provided to accurately inform the public on the procedures to follow regarding the Carrying Concealed Weapons law that began on April 8th, 2004. This intent of this information is to give citizens guidance in making application for a Concealed Carry Permit in Washington County.

1. The applicant must first obtain the twelve (12) hours of weapons proficiency training as required by the new law. (Check with local sporting goods stores, NRA, or gun clubs).

2. Ensure the instructors offering the weapons training have a certificate of training from the National Rifle Association or the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy and are certified as instructors to teach firearms training. Ask to see their credentials and certification.

3. Upon successful completion of the training and receipt of a firearm's training certificate from the training entity, the applicant must obtain a CCW Application form from the Ohio Attorney General's Office. The forms should be made available to you where you obtained your weapons training or online at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov. The application forms and pamphlets will also be available in the lobby of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Civil Division, 205 Putnam Street, (Courthouse) Marietta, OH, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

4. The Washington County Sheriff's Office will process applications at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 205 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH.

Applications will be processed and permits will be issued between 9 am and 11 am and between 1 pm and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

At this time no appointment is necessary.

the APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO A PERSON BEING PROCESSED.

5. Upon appearance at the Washington County Sheriff's Office to process their application, the applicant must have the following items:

a) their completed application form
b) a copy of the informational pamphlet
c) copies of their firearms training certificate
d) a current driver’s license or state identification card
e) a passport size color photo taken within the last thirty-days
f) one of the following methods of payment for the NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE:

1) money order
2) cashier's check
3) certified bank check

in the amount of $80.00 (As of 1 Feb 13), made payable to "Washington County Sheriff"

PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

6. One applicant will be processed at at a time and their completed application, informational pamphlet and method of payment will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy. Fingerprints will be taken for a records check through BCI&I and the FBI.

7. The applicant will provide all the necessary information to conduct the required background investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The applicant will then be notified of the next step in the process.

8. In an effort to make the application process efficient, easy to follow and available to all citizens wishing to apply the times for accepting applications will change as necessary to better accommodate everyone. This information will be provided to everyone through the media and on the Sheriff's Office website at www.washingtoncountysheriff.org.

9. Any questions concerning the Carrying Concealed Weapons law or applying for a "TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PERMIT" can be directed to the Sheriff's Office by phone at 740-373-6623 x305 or ask for Deputy Sheriff Deem.

HELPFUL LINK

Ohio Attorney General

Call this number in case of an Emergency!!!
 
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