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Fingerprinting / Background Checks

Fingerprinting Hours and Costs


Wednesday: 6:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am
12 Noon



Fingerprints for all background checks are now done electronically. 

Fees for background checks will be collected at the Sheriff's Office at the time of the fingerprinting.

The Sheriff's Office will accept cash or money orders in the exact amount.

Credit or Debit Cards are now accepted for payment.

Visa - Master Card - Discover - American Express

There is a service fee of $2.00 for Debit Card Transactions and a charge of

$2.00 or 3% of the transaction total (which ever is greater) on Credit Card Transactions.

No personal checks will be accepted.


Effective April 1st , 2019 the fee for an FBI background check will be increasing to $32.00.

      Fee Schedule:

      BCI background check: $30.00
      FBI background check $ 30.00
      BCI/FBI background check: $ 60.00
      Finger Printing on hard cards (for each card) $ 5.00


For more information call: 419-289-6552 during normal business hours

Concealed Carry Applicants

Applications for Concealed Carry Licenses

will be accepted at the following times:

Monday:10:45AM-2:30PM *

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:30AM-2:30PM *

Thursday: 9:30AM-3:30PM *

Friday: 9:30AM-2:00PM *

Saturday: 9:00AM-11:00AM *

* (Excluding Holidays)

* (Excluding Holidays)

For more information or to make an appointment call419-289-6552

Currently, there is no waiting period to schedule an appointment.

We may accept walk-ins, Monday - Thursday * during the hours

posted above, provided an officer is available.

It is best to make an appointment if you are able to do so.

No appointment is necessary for emergency permits.


Fee Schedule   

Concealed Carry Permit checks with more than 5 years residency: $ 67.00

Concealed Carry Permit checks with less than 5 years residency: $ 77.00

License Renewal Fee: $ 50.00

License Renewal Fee with less than 5 years residency: $ 60.00

Emergency or Temporary Permit (5 Year Residency): $ 37.00

Emergency or Temporary Permit (Less than 5 years:) $ 47.00

Replacement (Lost or Stolen): $ 15.00

Mailing Ohio Concealed Carry license to the applicant. (Optional):   $1.00

#FF143C (License Fees may be changed at anytime without notice)

Effective November 5th, 2018

Concealed Carry application fees and training requirements will be waived for all
active, reserve or honorably discharged members of the United States armed forces
and for any person who has retired from from the United States armed forces.

This waiver will apply to both new and renewal applications. You must be able to
produce proof that you are either currently a member of the United States armed forces
or were honorably discharged or retired from the United States armed forces.

For more information or to make an appointment call:



or send email to


Ohio Attorney General Concealed Carry Page


NEWS:  Updated Concealed Carry Laws Manual Available

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that an update of his office's Concealed Carry Laws Manual has been released reflecting recent changes enacted by Senate Bill 199. The updated manual is currently available online, and printed copies of the guide will be available from county sheriffs.

"Our Concealed Carry Laws Manual is great resource for Ohioans interested in concealed handgun laws or interested in obtaining a CCW permit, and it is available at no cost to citizens online," said Attorney General DeWine.

Senate Bill 199, which became effective on March 21, 2017, included the following notable changes in law:
  • Active duty members of the armed forces may carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a license if they possess military identification and proof of training with handguns.
  • Concealed handgun licensees may carry concealed handguns in daycare centers unless otherwise posted.
  • Concealed handgun licensees may carry concealed handguns in airports as long as they do not pass screening checkpoints or enter restricted areas.
  • Ohio colleges and universities may permit concealed carry on campus.
  • Businesses and employers cannot prohibit concealed handgun licensees from keeping handguns in their privately owned vehicle as long as it is legally parked.
  • Concealed handgun licensees may have handguns in vehicles in school safety zones as long as they are locked in the vehicle.

The Concealed Carry Laws Manual and other concealed carry information can be accessed online at

the Ohio Attorney General Concealed Carry Page or the links below.



Concealed Carry License Statistics for 2018

Concealed Carry License Statistics for 2017

Concealed Carry License Statistics for 2016

Ashland County Sheriff's Office
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Jail Phone: (419) 281-9009
Non-Emergency Phone: (419) 289-3911

Fax Number: (419) 281-2060


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