Share your County CHL experience

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by ed2815 » Sun May 01, 2016 2:32 pm

I live in Cuyahoga County. My CCW expires on May 13. I had my email notify me 2 weeks in advance. I went to the website today to find out what I would have to do to renew my CCW license. I have had my license for more than 9 years. The site said that I had to make an appointment to renew my license. The earliest appointment that I could get was June 27 at 11:15 am.

So, I have a question. Does that mean I cannot carry concealed after May 13? Does it mean that I will have to wait until I get the new renewed license.

As a side note I made a note on my calendar to remind me 90 days in advance of my CCW license expiration for next time.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by JustaShooter » Sun May 01, 2016 2:38 pm

ed2815 wrote:The earliest appointment that I could get was June 27 at 11:15 am.

So, I have a question. Does that mean I cannot carry concealed after May 13? Does it mean that I will have to wait until I get the new renewed license.
You have a 30-day grace period after your current license's expiration date where you can still carry, but after that, you must wait till you have your new license.

Since you can renew in a neighboring county, have you looked around to see if you can get in sooner?

Also, keep trying to see if a slot opens up, sometimes people cancel.
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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by Glenn » Tue May 03, 2016 4:16 pm

JustaShooter wrote:
ed2815 wrote:The earliest appointment that I could get was June 27 at 11:15 am.

So, I have a question. Does that mean I cannot carry concealed after May 13? Does it mean that I will have to wait until I get the new renewed license.
You have a 30-day grace period after your current license's expiration date where you can still carry, but after that, you must wait till you have your new license.

Since you can renew in a neighboring county, have you looked around to see if you can get in sooner?

Also, keep trying to see if a slot opens up, sometimes people cancel.

You might try the Lake County Sheriff's Office @ http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/sheriffof ... Carry.aspx

scroll down to "Renewal of CHL" license info..

The wife & I have renewed there the last two times and gotten our renewal the same day..

Great operation,very helpful.. Call first if you have any questions or to find out what you need to have with you. Good Luck

Glenn

PS> You may need your original training certificate since you are from Cuyahoga County the first time..
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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by TSiWRX » Tue May 03, 2016 10:35 pm

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by ed2815 » Sat May 14, 2016 11:39 am

My license expires on May 13. Since I could not get an appointment to renew my license with Cuyahoga until June 27, I went to Geauga County Sheriffs office on Saturday, May 14, 2016.I arrived at 8:30 am and was on my way home at 10 am. You have to sign in and then wait your turn. It is a 2 step process. The first deputy called me in about 9 am and reviewed my paper work for about 5 minutes. He organized my paper work into a folder. He then took me back out to the waiting room. I had to wait for the next deputy to call me in. At about 9:45 the second deputy called me into the office. This deputy finger printed me. He also took a picture of me. He did some more paper work and computer work. He gave me a receipt for the $50 cash that I gave him. He told me that I would be getting the new license within 3 to 30 days.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by Dinstar » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:51 am

The most painful part of getting my renewal in Stark Co yesterday was standing in line at the PO for a money order.

The best part was seeing 3 young women getting their CHL. Each got a big smile and a thumbs up.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by JustaShooter » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:09 am

Hey Dinstar, did they give you your renewed license on the spot? I heard they were able to do that for both renewals and new licenses unless you had issues in your background check.
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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by Dinstar » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:26 pm

Yes walked out with it. I was in the office less than 15 minutes.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by HowardLuken » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:27 am

Just got mine this past week in Franklin county. They don't seem to appreciate me calling everyday to see if it came in. I hadn't lived back here in Ohio for 5 years, only moved back a couple years ago so they sat on it until I'm guessing the same 3 day wait period for buying a gun when the fbi gets involved. Had to wait from March 13th when I applied until March 21st when they issued. I asssume when they get no response from the feds they do it but that was 6 business days so maybe they did wait for the background check from the federales'. I also had changed addresses here in Columbus so my current address didn't match my driver's license.
If you're going to buy a gun from a shop don't do what I did. I picked out my ruger on a friday I guess and the check came back saying I had to wait. The sales guys were all apologetic when they told me it would take a week! Unfortunately its a 3 business day wait for the fbi to not respond so I had that weekend and another 3 days so didn't get to pick it up until the next thursday. So buy at the beginning of the week. Lesson learned.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by SMMAssociates » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:50 am

JustaShooter:

Yikes.... I should probably give up sleep....

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by briankd » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:10 pm

been a year since i got mine told wife had such a good time hell i would like to go thru it again.wife and i both got ours at the shelby co. sheriffs office.most the deputies that run the class were ex military what a great bunch of instructors. we even used the actual sheriff dept. shooting range even after the class they offered to anyone that they could stay as long as they wanted to shoot.so i did and had a blast!!! license my wife and i both had them in 4 days.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by dustymedic » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:58 pm

I walked into Franklin County's Office for a 0950 appointment this past Wednesday and was out in less than 15 minutes. At 1406 that day i got a text that my permit was ready. The staff there was friendly and professional.

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Re: Share your County CHL experience

Post by Ken45 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:36 am

Brown county - appointment or walk-in, but hours vary on different days of the week. Renewed mine last year and it arrived in the mail in less than a week. Likewise a friend had her new license arrive in less than a week this summer. Staff friendly and helpful.
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Lorain Co. Renewal

Post by EmmSeven20 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering, how is Lorain Co. for renewal?

Searched the forums and saw that past posts seem to indicate it took awhile for people to get appointments. Wondering if the county is any better now.

Originally got my permit in Lake Co. (when I lived in Cuyahoga) and that experience was awesome. In and out in 2 hours with permit in hand. Seems like Lake Co. is still efficient and fast, and I figure I'd go back there for renewal if I hear from you all that Lorain Co. is still slow.

Thanks in advance

Emm
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