CCW & BACKGROUND CHECKS

IMPORTANT WARNING

FAILURE TO DISCLOSE A CRIMINAL RECORD WHEN APPLYING FOR A CCW PERMIT WILL BE TREATED AS FILING A FALSE LEGAL DOCUMENT AND COULD RESULT IN CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR THE DENIAL OF YOUR PERMIT! YOUR APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND IT IS EXPECTED TO CONTAIN COMPLETE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION.

IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD, NO MATTER HOW MINOR YOU MAY THINK IT IS AND EVEN IF IT IS SEALED, YOU MUST INDICATE IT ON YOUR APPLICATION AND DIVULGE IT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DELAY YOU IN RECEIVING YOUR PERMIT, OR MAY KEEP YOU FROM RECEIVING IT AT ALL.

REMINDER

 

As a friendly reminder, for your appointment, face masks will be required when entering the Sheriff’s Office Investigations building located at 5185 County Home Road, Greenville, OH 45331 per the Mandatory Face Mask order handed down by Governor DeWine.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CCW permits can be renewed anytime following the expiration date without penalty.

EFFECTIVE APRIL 20TH, 2020

 

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office will be reopening the Concealed Carry Department.  The CCW Department has been temporarily relocated to the Investigations Building of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, 5185 County Home Road, Greenville, OH 45331.

 

Services that will be provided include:  Applying or renewing for your concealed carry permit and web check background checks.  Concealed Carry applicants will be accepted by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Background check applicants, as well as CCW address changes and misplaced/stolen card replacements will be accepted by appointment on Wednesday only.

Applicants can schedule or reschedule their previously cancelled appointment slot by clicking the BOOK APPOINTMENT button below or at the top of this page.

 

Only the person who is applying will be permitted into the building for their appointment.  Those entering the building must have a mask on. 

 

If you need ink fingerprints done on a fingerprint card or by order of the courts, you need to contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, jail division at 937-548-3399, option 2.

 

If you need a local background check only, you will need to call (937) 548-3399, option 3.

 

If you are applying or reapplying for your Concealed Carry Permit, you MUST have your application completed upon arrival. The application can be found on the Attorney General’s website by visiting: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov, or at the bottom of this page. We accept Cash or Money Order for payment (no credit/debit cards or personal checks accepted).

 

When you arrive at the Darke County Sheriff’s Office for your appointment, DO NOT BRING A FIREARM

Effective March 27th, 2020

 

Governor DeWine has signed House Bill 197 which has extended the 30 day grace period of CCW permits to a 90 day grace period.  This extension will cover permits that expired from March 9th, 2020 but shall not extend past December 1st, 2020.  Permit holders are still able to legally conceal carry for 90 days if their permit expires from March 9th, 2020 through December 1st, 2020.

 

Any permits that expire before March 9th, 2020, are still subject to the original 30 day grace period where permit holders are still legally able to conceal carry for up to 30 days past their permit’s expiration date.

 

Please note:  CCW permits can be renewed anytime following the expiration date without penalty.

 

Additional information on House bill 197 can be found on section (E)(1) of page 327 at https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/.  

Applicants must at the time of a NEW application:

 

1. Submit a completed application form (downloadable from the Attorney General’s website www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov, or at the bottom of this page along with a color 2-inch by 2-inch passport type photo attached to the form.   If you do not provide a photograph, we can provide this service for an additional $15. (If you are military and able to provide an active duty ID or DD214, we will take your photo free of charge). 

 

2. Submit a certificate of completion of a firearms safety course offered by or under the auspices of the NRA or other certification as specified in ORC 2923.125.  Your certificate of completion cannot be more than 3 years old prior to receiving your initial CCW license.

 

3. Applicant must be able to provide a state issued photo ID

 

4. Applicants must have exact cash or money order made payable to DCSO.  We do not accept personal checks, credit/debit cards.  If you have lived in the state of Ohio for the last 5 years, your license fee will be $67.  If you have not lived in the state of Ohio for the last 5 years, your license fee will be $77.

 

5. Active or former military personnel will be required to provide a state issued photo ID, military ID and/or DD214 and a completed application as described above.  The CCW staff will take your 2-inch by 2-inch photo during your appointment time, free of charge.  There is no fee for your application.

Applicants must at the time of a RENEWAL application:

 

1. Submit a completed application form (downloadable from the Attorney General’s website www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov, or at the bottom of this page along with a color 2-inch by 2-inch passport type photo attached to the form.   If you do not provide a photograph, we can provide this service for an additional $15. (If you are military and able to provide an active duty ID or DD214, we will take your photo free of charge). 

 

2. Applicant must be able to provide a state issued photo ID as well as their current CCW license (even if it is expired)

 

3. Applicant must have exact cash or money order made payable to DCSO.  We do not accept personal checks, credit/debit cards.  If you have lived in the state of Ohio the last 5 years, your license fee will be $50.  If you have not lived in the state of Ohio the last 5 years, your license fee will be $60.

 

4. Active or former military personnel will be required to provide a state issued photo ID, military ID and/or DD214 and a completed application as described above.  The CCW staff will take your 2-inch by 2-inch photo during your appointment time, free of charge.  There is no fee for your application.

 

 

 

Applicants who live out of state, but are full-time employees in the state of Ohio:

 

You must submit, at your appointment, everything stated above.  You must also submit a letter from your employer on company letterhead, stating you are, in fact, a full-time employee in the state of Ohio.

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