Concealed Carry Handgun Licenses, renewals, replacements, or emergency CCLs are performed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 2:45pm and also Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

No CHLs will be accepted on any other days (except for ER licenses).

Licenses are issued at the Marion County Sheriff's office, located at 889 Marion Williamsport Rd E., Marion, Ohio 43302.

Fees for each license type are listed below and MUST be paid by check, money order, or exact cash.

Concealed Carry Handgun License

  • $67 - Ohio citizen for 5 or more years
  • $77 - Ohio citizen for less than 5 years

What to bring with you:

  • Valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID
  • Completed application - Online at the Ohio Attorney General's website or at the Marion County Sheriff's Office
  • Passport-sized photo attached to application
  • Original NRA or approved training certificate of 8 hours of CHL training
  • VETERANS: bring copy of proof of Honorable Discharge & DD214 showing firearms proficiency to get fee and training exemptions.

CHL Renewal

  • $50 - Ohio citizen for 5 or more years
  • $60 - Ohio citizen for less than 5 years

What to bring with you:

Emergency CHL

Emergency CHLs can only be issued to those who have a documented need AND are legally able to get the license with the training.

Emergency licenses are temporary and only valid for 90 days and are non-renewable.

  • $37, plus cost of FBI background check if you have been an Ohio citizen for less than 5 years

What to bring with you:

  • Completed application - Online at the Ohio Attorney General's website or at the Marion County Sheriff's Office
  • Documentation as to why your life is in danger (copy of CPO, TPO, or police reports)