UPDATE: Fix Coming for Expiring Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses During Health Crisis
Yesterday, we alerted you to a widespread problem resulting from the coronavirus shutdowns across the state of Ohio. See our alert here.
Some Ohio Sheriff offices are canceling appointments for Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs), temporarily suspending applications and renewals, or limiting hours for license processing.
This is a top priority issue that Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has raised with Ohio’s Governor, Attorney General and House and Senate leaders. We are pleased to report that they all share our concern.
BFA has received commitments from House and Senate leadership and the administration to take action to postpone expiration of CHL licenses as the state continues to address the outbreak.
We’re grateful for the quick responses we’ve received from Ohio’s leaders. We will continue to work with them on this issue in the days ahead to protect Ohio's 4 million gun owners during the crisis.
Note that Ohio law currently specifies that you have a 30-day grace period after your CHL expiration date during which time your license remains valid.
If your license is coming due for renewal, or you're planning to apply for a license, check with the sheriff in your county or with the sheriff in an adjacent county for the status of license processing.
Check our website at www.BuckeyeFirearms.org for updates.