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The growth of applicants for concealed handgun licences (CHL) – both new and renewals – in the state of Ohio has tripled from 2011 to 2013.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office saw a 66 percent growth rate in the same time period

In response, DCSO is now one of only a few agencies statewide to offer citizens the convenience of online appointment scheduling for obtaining or renewing a concealed handgun license (CHL).

“With the continuous growth, we’ve been evaluating how to meet the demand while keeping costs low and without sacrificing customer service,” said Sheriff Russell Martin. “Online scheduling allows citizens to go to our website at their convenience and schedule an appointment within mere minutes.”

Due to the large volume of phone calls from citizens trying to schedule their appointment, the online scheduling system will streamline the appointment process, and citizens will receive immediate response. Appointments can still be made by phone.

Upon making the appointment online, citizens will get an e-mail confirmation, which will include a list of all materials that are required for the appointment, such as driver’s license, completed application or other documents. Also, a 24-hour advance notice reminder will be texted or e-mailed.

Visit www.delawarecountysheriff.com to learn more.

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