The Jackson County Sheriff's Office processes CCW permit licenses Monday through Friday during normal business hours (8 a.m to 4 p.m).
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APPLICANT MUST PRESENT THE FOLLOWING AT TIME OF APPLICATION:
NOTE: Not all people are eligible to obtain a Concealed Carry License, most commonly because of a prior criminal record. If you have ever been convicted of a disqualifying crime, (juvenile or adult), you will want to take care of those charges first. If you fail to take care of these charges, and you proceed with the application, the license fee will be non-refundable.
You should read the Attorney General's information booklet titled, "Ohio Concealed Carry License", on what type of convictions make you ineligible to receive a Concealed Carry License. This booklet is available on the Ohio Attorney General's website, or available at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. If you are unsure, you may want to consult with an attorney.
THIS OFFICE CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR INDIVIDUAL CASE ASSESSMENTS.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL HOW YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION. FALSIFICATION OF AN APPLICATION, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL MAY RESULT IN PROSECUTION, A FELONY OF THE FORTH DEGREE.
Conceal Carry License Permit Fees:
Add $2 for debit/credit card surcharge.
* Not an Ohio State Resident within the last 5 years
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will process applications Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the exception of holidays.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will process applicants from Jackson County, or ANY COUNTY, EFFECTIVE 4 P.M. ON OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER HB 614 and until JUNE 30, 2021..
Note: You do not need to provide a picture with your application. We will take your picture for your license.
It has been brought to our attention that the National Concealed Academy is claiming that they provide official online certification for multi-state concealed carry permit. This type of certification DOES NOT follow the Ohio Conceal Carry License requirements. To qualify for a Conceal carry license in Ohio, you must: Be at least 21 years of age and complete the required in-person 8-hour course to obtain your Certificate of Competency. Visit https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/residents/resources/concealed-carry for more info.
Background Check Prices:
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Check, Money order or Debit/Credit cards. (*Add $2 for debit/credit card surcharge.)
Note: The $2 fee is a surcharge with any $37- $70 credit/debit, Apple/ Google Pay transaction.$3 fee will be surcharged with any $71 and over credit/debit and Apple/ Google Pay transaction. 3.75% charged on transaction over $100.
Yous have questions, we have answers.Here are our most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.
Do I have to have a photo id to get a background check completed?
Yes. You must have your state issued photo identification card to get a background check completed.
Can I just drop of my Concealed Carry Hand Gun Application renewal?
No. You must be fingerprinted and photographed.
Can my wife get my background check done for me?
No. ALL background checks must be completed with the person who the background is for. No exceptions.
Do you accept credit card payments for background checks?
Yes. We now accept credit card payments, however there are surcharges to render this type of payment.
Most records held by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are public records, unless they are subject to a statutory exception. Common exceptions include law enforcement investigatory records – R.C. 149.43(A)(1)(h); (A)(2). If a case or incident is under investigation, some information may be redacted to follow our public information release laws. All public records submissions will be reviewed before release, due to the possibility or likelihood the incident or case is under investigation. If a case is under investigation, the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, or a designee will approve the release of allowable information. The County Prosecutor may also be contacted to review the request before information is released by JCSO.
MISSION: It is our duty to provide access to all public records retained by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with law and JCSO policies and procedures, provide records to law enforcement and governmental agencies, and maintain records within the control of JCSO in accordance with the approved record retention schedule.
~ Responding to and processing requests for “Public Records.”
~ Monitoring and maintaining accurate documentation and files for Public Record requests.
~ Staying updated of changes in law regarding Public Records and Records Retention.
~ Recognizing potential problems for JCSO regarding public records and records retention and developing plans to correct them.
TIMEFRAME OF RESPONSE: It is our goal to complete requests as soon as possible. However, due to the possibility or lowlihood of an ongoing information, response time may prohibit immediate response. Responses can be immediate or take up to 14 days. All requests will have immediate response as to them being received and being under review. It is up to the requestor to re-submit a request of information regarding the ongoing investigation status once the original request has been denied.
PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS:
For expedited return of your request, we ask that you submit a public records request form that can be found online at www.jacksonso.org/forms
OR submit in writing information to include:
- date of the incident or time period you are requesting,
- type of incident, if known,
- person(s) involved, if known,
- your contact information on how you want to receive the information via pick up, email or fax.
Summitting the Request:
In person: Complete request form and submit in person during the hours listed.
Monday - Friday: 8 am to 4pm
Saturday- Sunday: Closed
(Closed on Holidays)
Mail: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Public Records Request, 350 Portsmouth St., Jackson, Ohio 45640. Include your request form and a self addressed stamped envelope if you want the request mailed.
Call: 740-286-6464 and ask for Public Records