Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office

The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the lives, property and rights of all people in Ashtabula County with fairness, compassion and respect. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the professional care and custody of those confined in our jail, the security of our courts and the prompt investigation of crime when it occurs. We promote the setting of goals in partnership with the community, and prioritize addressing problems based on concerns of the community. We demand excellence in the quality of our law enforcement, stressing professionalism, integrity and timeliness, so that those we serve may feel secure. Committed to continuous improvement in law enforcement, we promote and utilize the most modern techniques and technology available. It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to raise a family, work and visit.


Concealed Carry Permit

Carrying a concealed handgun is a privilege in Ohio. With this privilege comes a responsibility to be aware, not only of the common sense rules of safe firearm handling, but the laws that affect how, when and where you can carry your firearm, and how to properly use the handgun to defend yourself or another person. 

CCW permits are processed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

To apply for a Concealed Carry Permit, you will need:

  • A completed application
  • A passport size (2"x2") color photo 
  • A valid form of identification (driver’s license or state ID)
  • A $67 for NEW applicants;  $50 for RENEWALS; NO FEE for Veterans  (Bank cashier's check or Mondy Order only. NO other forms of payment are accepted. Make payable to the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office) 
  • A certificate of completion from a CCW course (for new applicants only)

Find an instructor

If you are a veteran obtaining your license for the first time, we will still need a completed application and 2"x2" photo as well as your DD214.

To schedule an appointment for a CCW permit, click on the link below.


Schedule Appointment

Background Checks

Background checks are conducted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. You will need to bring with you, a valid form of identification and a completed form (for Web Checks).


A money order is the only accepted form of payment. Money orders can be made payable to the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office.

  • BCI Web Check - $40
  • FBI Web Check - $48
  • Both BCI & FBI - $88
  • Ink Fingerprint Cards - $15

Appointments for background checks can be made by calling the Civil Office at (440) 576-3546.