Where to Apply for a Concealed Carry License in Central Ohio

We have compiled this information to try and be helpful. Counties sometimes change how they are doing things. We don’t know about the changes until we get feedback from students telling us. 

If you notice outdated information or broken links on this page, let us know so we can update it!

Each County is Different

  • One county requires you to bring your social security card.
  • Another requires birth certificate.
  • Some accept credit. Some accept cash only. 

The point is they all have different processes and requirements. Be sure to get your ducks in a row before going!

**For the time being, you should be able to apply in any county in Ohio regardless of where you live.**

The law has always been that you had to apply in the county you live in or a county that touches your county.  HB614 passed in October 2020 allowed provisions for Ohioans to apply for concealed carry licenses in ANY Ohio county regardless of where they live during the pandemic caused “state of emergency”. We are not clear on when the “state of emergency” ends. 

You can sometimes get your license quicker by going to a farther away county. If doing that, double check that they are allowing it before driving there!  

Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Usually gives license on the spot! 👍

Lancaster, Ohio

London, Ohio

Offers walk-ins! 👍

Newark, Ohio

Delaware, Ohio

Circleville, Ohio

Logan, Ohio

Usually gives license on the spot! 👍

Marysville, Ohio