Gun license fee waived for veterans beginning November 5

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Veterans will see fees waived for initial and renewal gun licenses beginning November 5.

County sheriffs will be able to waive the conceal-carry fees for active and former members of the US armed services, according to a social media post from the Athens County Sheriff’s Department.

The waiver is a $75 savings for veterans applying for Original License Ohio Resident For 5 Years (photo included). Fees vary by license.

The Ohio Attorney General will oversee the program, and when the total of waived fees reaches $1.5 million in the state, the waiver program will cease for the rest of the year, explained the sheriff in the post.

“Qualified applicants include any active or reserve member or those who have retired from or were honorably discharged from military service,” the Athens County Sheriff’s post said. “In addition to the fee waiver, veterans are exempt from the concealed carry training requirement with proof of current or prior service.”

Veterans are also exempt from the 90-day renewal requirement and may renew at any time.

“Please bring your DD214 or current military identification during regular business hours to apply. On behalf of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, we thank you for your service and appreciate the opportunity to give back to those who have served our great nation,” the post said.

For full details, visit the official Facebook page of the Athens County Sheriff Department.

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