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New process in the works for Concealed Carry Weapon applications

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Dec 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM

In order to serve the community in responding to the high volume of Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) applications and inquiries, beginning this week, the Huron County Sheriff's Office will initiate a new process for all CCW applicants, as follows:

All CCW applications, permit issues or any related process will be done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact Lt. Theresa Shean at (419) 668-6912, ext. 227. There will no longer be open hours for first come, first served basis.

All application and permit issue procedures will be completed in one visit. When the background check has been completed, notification will be made to the applicant to pick up their permit at the Civil Office, located just inside the main lobby area of the sheriff's office.

Applicants will be able to pick up permits at their convenience, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

It is recommended that all CCW applicants come prepared for their scheduled appointment. Take time to read the application carefully, and follow the instructions accordingly.

In order to ensure that you are prepared for your appointment, the following requirements must be met (also posted on the Huron county sheriff's website:

New Applicant Requirements

Make sure you have the current application: Rev. 12/11 (found on the last page of the application, bottom right corner)

The application should be filled out in full and should be legible -- documentation of residence back to 18th birthday, at minimum

Passport size color photo, taken within the past 30 days (available at AAA, most drug stores)

$67 money order or cashier's check only, made out to the Huron County Sheriff's Office, 225 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. A separate money order or cashier's check is required for each application.

Legally living in the United States

Resident of Ohio for at least 45 days and a resident of the county of application or adjacent county for at least 30 days

21 years of age

If you have not been an Ohio resident for the past five years or more, an additional $24 fee will apply

Make a copy of the original training certificate. Also, bring in the original certificate, for review only, when applying for permit. Ensure attest clause is on the certificate - O.R.C. requirements 2923.125 (G)(1) and 293.125(G)(2)

Bring picture ID, such as driver's license or state ID

Renewal Applicant Requirements

Complete application, as above, according to "Renewal Status"

Current passport size photo, taken within the past 30 days

Bring current CCW license (will be turned in when new permit is issued)

$50 money order or cashier's check

If there has been an out-of-state residency change since the original issue of the Ohio CCW permit, an additional $24 fee will apply

Copy of original CCW training certificate. Also bring in original certificate for review, only if you are applying for a renewal that was originally issued from a county adjacent to Huron county.

Bring picture ID, such as driver's license or state ID.

Any questions regarding the CCW permit can be directed to Lt. Theresa Shean, Huron County Sheriff's Office at (419) 668-6912, ext. 227.

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