Information Overview

Now Taking Walk-ins for New and Renewal Concealed Handgun Licensing & Fingerprinting

Based on resident feedback and historical data, effective March 14th, the Sheriff’s Office is moving to a walk-in only CHL and fingerprinting system—appointments will no longer be accepted.

Beginning March 14th, walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm. (Note: we are honoring all appointments already scheduled through March 8th.)

 

Location

The CHL & Fingerprinting office is located in the building connected to the Jail, at 844 US Hwy 42 North (Delaware, OH 43015), with parking in the front lot of the Jail. Please do NOT bring firearms with you!

 

Hours

The CHL office is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00am to 2:00pm. If you have questions or concerns outside of these hours, please contact us at (740) 833-2801 or ccw@co.delaware.oh.us

 

Applications
Available online by clicking on the appropriate box below or in-person at the Sheriff’s Office (844 US Highway 42 North, Delaware, OH 43015).

 

Please bring the following with you to your appointment.

New Applicants:

  • A completed application
  • One passport size photo taken within the last 30 days (we can take your photo for $5)
  • A copy of your certificate of completing your 8-hour course
  • If using Military or OPOTA training please provide a copy of DD214 or OPOTA certificate, respectively
  • A valid driver’s license or state ID
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • If not a permanent Ohio resident, proof of temporary residence [e.g. pay stub (with Ohio employer address), lease, utility bill, etc.
  • Money Order or Cash only to cover the fee – please bring exact change
    • If you have lived in Ohio for the last five years – $67
    • If you have lived outside of Ohio in the last five years – $77
    • If you are an active or reserve member of the armed forces or have retired from or were honorably discharged from military service in the active or reserve armed forces of the United States, the fee is waived.

 

Renewals:

You can renew your license at any time or any time after it expires. There is no penalty for letting your license expire; you do not have to take another class.

  • A completed application
  • One passport size photo taken within the last 30 days (we can take your photo for $5)
  • Current CHL license
  • A valid driver’s license or state ID
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • If not a permanent Ohio resident, proof of temporary residence [e.g. pay stub (with Ohio employer address), lease, utility bill, etc.]
  • Money Order or Cash only to cover the fee – please bring exact change
    • If you have lived in Ohio for the last five years – $50
    • If you have lived outside of Ohio in the last five years – $60
    • If you are an active or reserve member of the armed forces or have retired from or were honorably discharged from military service in the active or reserve armed forces of the United States, the fee is waived.  You must provide a copy of your DD-214 or active credentials.

 

Change of Address 

If you have moved and would like to notify us of your new address, please send an e-mail to: ccw@co.delaware.oh.us and include your first and last name, permit number, and both your old and new address. Once we have updated your address in the system, we will notify you by e-mail. You are not required to have a new CHL card, but if you would like one, stop by the CHL office during normal business hours (listed above) and for $15 we can provide you with an updated card. No appointment is needed.

 

Schedule Appointment Here  (only available through March 8th)

 

CLICK HERE to view a 3-minute video to learn about Ohio’s new Constitutional Carry law, effective June 13, 2022

 

 


 

For questions regarding the issuance of a concealed handgun license, contact us at                      (740) 833-2801 or at ccw@co.delaware.oh.us

 


 

For information on Fingerprinting Services for a Background Check (example: for employment, adoption, etc.) click here