September 2023  NEW*****

We are now accepting License to Carry applications and renewals online at the following link:

This is an option that I would like to provide for your convenience. We have partnered with a 3rd party vendor to provide this opportunity.  There is an administrative fee and a credit card fee associated with this feature.  You can always come into the office to apply or renew your License.  If you choose to apply online, you will be notified about the status of the process and will be notified when to come in for your signature and picture.

Requirements to Obtain a License to Carry a Firearm

  • Appear in the Sheriff’s Office between 8:30 am and 4 pm during each workday. 
  • Note: The Office will be closed between Noon and 1 pm for lunch or appear at one of our Saturday events listed on our site between 9 am and 2 pm
  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must be a Butler County resident
  • Must complete application - we do not require you to list references on the application
  • Must have $20 cash, check, debit/credit card (plus card fee) or money order - there is a $35 returned check fee for non-sufficient fund checks.
  • Must have driver’s license or approved photo identification
  • New applications may require a background check conducted by the Sheriff’s Office