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House Bill 12 - Concealed Carry

This site has been established to help answer any questions you may have regarding the new Concealed Carry Law.  Below is a link to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.  There, you will be able to find the following information:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions.

  2. Concealed Carry Publication

  3. Concealed Carry Training Fact Sheet

  4. Concealed Carry Sign

  5. Search for OPOTA Certified Instructors, by county.

To search for NRA Certified Instructors, click on the NRA link below.



The Ohio Concealed Carry Law was enacted April 8, 2004, enabling qualified citizens the privilege of carrying a concealed handgun. The sheriff is required by law to administer the background investigations and issuance of concealed carry licenses in Medina County.


Reciprocity Agreements
There are now 17 states that the State of Ohio has reciprocity agreements with.  They are as follows:  Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

For questions not answered by the information above, contact Sandi Pipher at (330) 764-3629.


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