Bee-Safe Security has learned that due to health concerns about COVID-19, some Ohio Sheriff offices are temporarily suspending applications and renewals for Concealed Handgun Licenses, or limiting hours for license processing. The policies on CCW applications varies from county to county.
It is unclear at this time how long the situation will last although it appears to be a temporary measure to protect the health of both law enforcement staff and citizens.
Be aware that Ohio law currently specifies that citizens have a 30-day grace period after your CCW/CHL expiration date during which time your license remains valid.
If your CCW license is coming up for renewal, or if you would like to apply for a license, check with the sheriff in your county or with the sheriff in an adjacent county for the current status of license processing.