CCW Application Procedures(UPDATED June 11, 2020) 1. The applicant must first obtain the eight (8) hours of weapons proficiency training as required by the new law with a minimum of 2 hours in person on range live fire. (Check with local sporting goods stores, gun clubs etc). NOT OFFERED BY THE COLUMBIANA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. 2. Classes can be taught under auspices of a “national gun advocacy organization” not just from the National Rifle Association or the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy and are certified as instructors to teach firearms training. Ask to see their credentials and certification. 3. If you are a retired law enforcement officer there will be no charge but you must fill in the application, obtain an applicant photo, and provide proof of retirement. 4. If you are active duty military we will try to process your application on the same day or by the next day. The requirements for active duty is to provide the application, applicant photo, along with a copy of your current active duty military ID. Also if you are a honorably discharged veteran from armed services, we can process your application as long as you provide us a copy of your DD214 5. Upon successful completion of the training and receipt of a firearm's training certificate from the training entity, the applicant must obtain a "CCW APPLICATION FORM". The forms should be made available to you where you obtained your weapons training or on line at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov or www.colcountysheriff.com . The application forms will also be available in the lobby of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Civil Office. 6. The Columbiana County Sheriff's Office will process applications and fingerprinting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT at the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office Criminal Division located at the Columbiana County Jail Complex 8473 County Home Road Lisbon, OH. No Thursday processing. If the applicant brings a self-addressed stamped envelope with them to the application process the CCW license will be mailed to them after the one week wait for the background, and will not have to return to pick up the license. To make an appointment call 330-424-1104 ext. 1508 7. The applicant must have the following items when coming to the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office to process their application for a Carrying Concealed Weapons Permit: a) Their completed application form b) Copy of their firearms training certificate c) Passport size color photo taken within the last thirtydays d) One of the following methods of payment for the NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE: 1) Money Order 2) Cash - Exact change DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE 8. Fingerprints will be obtained through the Web Check System and sent electronically to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification and NICS for a background check. Any questions anyone may have concerning the Carrying Concealed Weapons law or applying for a "TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PERMIT" can be directed to the Sheriff's Office by either emailing email@example.com or by phoning the Sheriff's Office at 330-424-1104 ext. 1508.