Concealed Handgun License Eligibility

Ohio License to Carry a Concealed Handgun Eligibility

Applicants for an Ohio CHL (CCW) Must:

  1. Legally living in the United States
  2. Live in Ohio for at least 45 days
  3. Be at least 21 years old
  4. Not be prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm
  5. Obtain a certificate of competency with a firearm
  6. Have a color photograph no less than 30 days old
  7. Resident of the county (or adjacent county) where you are submitting your application