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Anyone Get Their CCW in Medina?

Discussion in 'Ohio Glockers' started by mfena0720, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. mfena0720


    Dec 27, 2011
    N.E. Ohio
    Would like to hear from anyone who has been issued a CCW in Medina county, especially recently.

    How smoothly did the process go? Was the wait time minimal, or did the Sheriff take almost the entire 45 days? Will they accept a digital photo taken at home printed on photo paper, or do they want a traditional passport photo?

    I know that there has been an explosion in people applying as of late, so I'm curious to know historically how Medina has operated overall. I'm in Cuyahoga, and have no plans to apply here (Medina is my first choice, followed perhaps by Summit or Lake, unless anyone has another county to recommend).

    Thanks in advance.

  2. John67


    Nov 2, 2011
    Don't know about Medina, but left leaning Cuyahoga routinely drags its feet for as long as possible. Summit County is almost as bad. Got mine from Geauga County, had it in 4 days. I'm not sure if Geauga is adjacent to Medina, kinda doubt it. I would bet the further away from Cleveland you get, the quicker you'll get the permission slip. Good Luck!

  3. mfena0720


    Dec 27, 2011
    N.E. Ohio
    Thanks for the reply. My options for counties adjacent to Cuyahoga are:


    I had considered Summit, but if they indeed are like Cuyahoga then it's gonna get scratched off my list. I'll replace it with Geauga. I kind of have a feeling Lake and Lorain will be a long wait. Portage I haven't heard anything about. Either way I'll call a couple tomorrow and ask about their appointment wait times and photo preferences.

    Thanks again for the tip!
  4. Geauga has typically been great - professional, courteous service along with fast turn-around. The only down-side is that I believe they are still an in-person-pick-up-only service.

    Variable reports within the past month of people's wait-times. Someone on OFCC applied in early December and saw the usual <1 week turn-around. Another person waited 13 days, but his record was complicated by some extra legal hoops.

    Time it with a trip out to Top Gun Supply, and you're good-to-go. :)
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  5. mfena0720


    Dec 27, 2011
    N.E. Ohio
    Thank you!
    Well, now it sounds to me like I should definitely consider Geauga. As long as I don't have to wait for months, then I'm happy. No matter where I go there will be extra time tacked on because of my being an Ohio resident for less than 5 years. They'll have to search my background in my native Nevada.
    And I will definitely check out Top Gun Supply. Never heard of it before.

    I will post again to let you all know how everything goes with Geauga County.
  6. ^ NP. :)

    If you have far to drive or are concerned about the turn-around time, I'd give them a call, first. They're really friendly. Good folks.

    I'd just hate to have you go out there, only to not have any better result than you would have had, somewhere else!

    I've been looking for other replies on indicating current wait-times through Geauga, but I can't find anything more recent. That 15-day wait-time was for someone who had a "sealed" criminal record, but it was unclear in his post if the reason processing took longer was because of simply the volume of current applications or if it had been due to his background being a bit more complicated.

    Top Gun Supply is:

    Be careful of their business hours, though, so that you time your outing correctly! They're only open a couple of days a week ( I don't know if their retail shop has many long-guns still on the walls, but their showroom is always drool-worthy. :cool:
  7. glock_collector


    Dec 23, 2011
    Here in mn we are lucky, most of my students have their card in a few days.. good luck to you'all.
  8. JPinOhio

    JPinOhio Millennium Member

    May 13, 1999
    Portage county is also friendly and quick, plus they have the advantage of mailing the license back to you. They do require appointments and unfortunately are 6 weeks out there.

    Good to know Geauga is good too, and that option may be faster right now.

    With the first major renewal batch coming due now, the sheriff offices will be busy.
  9. bravorigging


    Mar 25, 2008
    I know this is no help to you but I am in Stark and they are slow I have been told, anyone able to go to Wayne county do it .Fast and easy .Wife and myself and five friends had ours in 5 days.
  10. Brian40


    May 7, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    I also live in Cuyahoga and went to Medina for the same reasons. It was almost five years ago, so I'm due for renewel and have to do it in the same county I got the original. The lady who does them for the sheriff's office is very good and is still there. My nephew went through the process about three months ago and received his in about a week versus the three she thought it would take. That was before everyone went bonkers though. Bottom line is she is very good and friendly to gun owning people.
  11. Black&TAN

    Black&TAN Senior Member

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Should be smooth sailing in Medina. :thumbsup:

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  12. Did Lake county get a new sheriff? I got mine three or four years ago and that was (at the time) listed as the by far the quickest county to get your CCW. The Sheriff was thorough, polite, and I had it in 4-5 days.
  13. Brian40


    May 7, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Medina Update-I called to make an appointment to renew. Earliest I could make one was March 20. I also did not know that they moved Cuyahoga's office from downtown to the BMV Title Bureau in Parma on Snow Road. It may make it easier.