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The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is set to resume Concealed Handgun Licensing and WebCheck Fingerprinting Services.  Both services will be offered Monday through Friday 8am to 12 Noon by appointment only.  This service has been moved to the Investigations Building (top level) next door to the Darke County Jail.  Changes have been made in the way this service will be provided in order to reduce the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus between the employees and the public we serve. 

If you are sick do not come to the Sheriff’s Office.  Call and reschedule your appointment.  When arriving for your appointment you must push the button on the speaker at the front door.  You will be asked COVID 19 screening questions before entry.  You will also be asked a series of questions to ensure you have the proper documentation.  You must be wearing a mask that you provide before entry into the building.  Due to the shortage of PPE we cannot provide masks to the public. There can be no more than one person in the lobby area of this building at one time.  No children are permitted in the building. If you arrive early or there is already another person in the lobby you will be asked to wait outside until the lobby is clear.  Keep in mind that this building is used for other services in addition to CHL/ WebCheck and the lobby is very small, so be patient as we process your request for service.

Concealed Handgun Licensing

· Must wear a self-provided mask to enter the building

· Must have state issued photo identification

· Must have a CURRENT AND COMPLETED CHL Application ( application date “rev.03/17”)

· Current 2 x 2 passport style photo of yourself

· Must have the appropriate Documentation in accordance with Ohio Revised Code evidencing Competency Certification

· Must have exact cash amount for the transaction.  No checks or credit cards accepted.  No change can be made.

Anyone not compliant with the above requirements will be turned away and advised to reschedule their appointment.

The most common problems we have seen in the past are people arriving with uncompleted applications, out of date applications and no passport photo attached.  The most current CHL application is available on our website and the Ohio Attorney General’s website.  Please note the date at the bottom of the last page of the application 03/17, this is the most current application available.

We thank everyone for their patience as we implement these procedures for public safety and move forward through this pandemic.


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