Veterans from Ohio are exempt

 From concealed carry license training & fees


Legislation to provide financial relief to active duty military and veterans who apply for a concealed handgun license is now officially in effect in Ohio. Beginning on November 6, 2018, Senate Bill 81 waives the typically required $67 license fee that is otherwise necessary to obtain a concealed handgun license for applicants who honorably served in the United States military.


The following forms are required in order to be eligible:

• A DD-214 Form 4, or equivalent, stating that you were honorably discharged, or your active duty military ID card

• The Sheriff's application form.

• Your Ohio Driver's License or Government ID

• 2 inch by 2 inch passport-style photo if applying for the first time

NOTE: If you have a medical Marijuana license you are not permitted to have a  concealed handgun license.

If you have been convicted of the following misdemeanor crimes, you may not be issued a concealed handgun license per Federal law:

  • Assault
  • Negligent Assault
  • Corrupting Another with Drugs
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Endangering Children 
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Riot
  • Sexual Imposition
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • A minor misdemeanor drug conviction 

Additionally, it is required that you contact your local Sheriff's office or one from an adjoining county to make an appointment prior to arriving. The bill allows anyone who holds a concealed handgun license to renew their license at any time before the expiration date. The measure also makes changes so that an applicant who has been honorably discharged or retired is not required to take additional training if they can provide a firearms competency certification from their time in service. The total amount for fees that can be waived will be capped at $1.5 million dollars each calendar year. Waivers will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on renewing or obtaining a concealed carry in Ashland County, contact

Ashland County Veterans Service office @ 419-282-4274


Ashland Sheriff's Office @ 419-289-6552



* Under Federal law, a conviction for Disorderly Conduct disqualifies an individual from owning a firearm only if the victim of the offense is an "intimate partner" as defined by 18 USC § 921(a} (32}

Note: This Notice does not prevent you from completing an Application Form for the license and paying your non-refundable fee. The purpose of the Notice is to inform you of the applicable law