As of July 1, 2021, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be allowed to accept CCW license applications from non-adjacent counties due to the pandemic order now expiring.
There is no room for renewal, but the Sheriff’s Office is still allowed to accept applications from Hancock, Seneca, Wyandot, Hardin, Allen, Putnam, Henry, and Wood Counties.
Sheriff’s Offices in Ohio issued 169,232 CCW licenses in 2020, an increase of 27.8 percent from the prior year. Additionally, they also rejected 1,777 applicants who failed to meet state-mandated requirements while revoking 429 licenses, including felony convictions and mental incompetence, as required by law.
Pay attention to what’s going on in your state while the country gradually moves back to a sense of normalcy. For those already carrying licensed, do you know when your renewal year is? How long is your period of licensing in your state? Let’s stay on top of it.
For anyone looking to apply for the first time, make sure you read and are knowledgeable on what is required and what is prohibited when applying for a CCW license. It’d be interesting to know more about each state how many CCW applications are rejected. With those licenses revoked in Ohio in 2020, one can only wonder if all of those 429 licenses were justifiably revoked. Remember, not every case of self-defense though morally justifiable stands tall in the eyes of the law, so remind yourself what your state considers high ground.