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Postby Dave44142 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:44 pm

This is the year i need to renew my pa ccw. I got mine in Centre county...do i need to return to the same county? or may i get the renewal closer? i also have the Ohio and Florida ccw...*smile* thanks..
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Re: Pa renewal

Postby 502ci » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:46 pm

You do know PA now honors Ohio's license right?
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Re: Pa renewal

Postby JustaShooter » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:26 pm

Right now, there is no benefit to having a PA license if your Ohio license was issued March 23, 2015 or later (which gives you TX and WI) *unless* you spend a lot of time in PA. If so, having a local license is always a good thing, and it gives the added benefit of nullifying the Federal GFSZ Act in PA.

If you do want to renew, you can do so in any county that will issue to non-residents. Some counties may consider it a new license, but since the cost and procedure are the same it really doesn't matter. The closest counties that are non-resident friendly are Erie, Butler, and Crawford. There may be others just over the border but last time I checked none of the others were non-resident friendly.
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Re: Pa renewal

Postby SMMAssociates » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:34 pm

Dave:

Do note that PA licenses are now NOT issued by mail-order. You have to go to the Sheriff's Office in the selected county.

Lawrence County PA issues non-residents, last I heard, but requires local references, and does call them.

You need to check the Sheriff's web site, or perhaps call, to be sure. If you renewed your OH CHL after that March date, you're already legal in PA.

There appears to be a goofy in the Federal law - some of the Federal laws pertaining to school zones exempt only licensees who are carrying licenses issued to residents of that State. IMHO, this was legislative oversight, but....

If you did not renew in OH after that March date, you can't re-renew or otherwise have any options except getting the necessary non-resident license. Other than the "in person" renewal, there seems to be no disadvantage to that.

I was tempted to drive over to Centre County, but the renewal sort of snuck up on me. Since I'm only a few miles from Lawrence County, and had a spare hour, I drove over there. They treated it like a new application, but they just mailed me the new license in about a month. If you're doing an in-person renew in Lawrence County PA, and were previously licensed through Lawrence County, I think they hand it to you before you leave.

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Re: Pa renewal

Postby ruger » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:13 pm

Obtaining our non-resident PA CHLs in April 2015 was quick and painless. Drove over to Erie PA in late morning w/o an appointment and left with our PA licenses about 30 minutes later. The forms are available on-line but they only accepted cash payments. (Pretty sure it was $20 each)

While PA recognizes our post 3/25/15 issued OH CHL's, in 2015 at least, Maine did not, but they did recognize PA, so we got them before our summer M/C trip to New England.

Not sure what the current status is with ME and OH, but since we're not going to ME this year, not a concern for now.
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Re: Pa renewal

Postby JustaShooter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:03 am

ME currently recognizes an Ohio license. That changed sometime in 2015 as I recall.

(Oh, and as a clarification, PA and ME both recognize Ohio licenses regardless of when they were issued.)
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Re: Pa. renewal

Postby Dave44142 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:14 am

I have a issue date of Janurary 6 2015 for my Ohio C.H.L. renewal...so i am not sure how this will apply to me.....
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Re: Pa. renewal

Postby JustaShooter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Dave44142 wrote:I have a issue date of Janurary 6 2015 for my Ohio C.H.L. renewal...so i am not sure how this will apply to me.....

PA recognizes it, so no worries there. Since your license was issued before March 23, 2015 it isn't recognized by WI and TX, but a PA license does give you those two states if that matters to you.
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Re: Pa renewal

Postby Dave44142 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:22 pm

Just a note to finish this up, i did go to Erie Pa, to the court house about 4 weeks ago. Then i did complete the paper work paid 20 dollars, and was told that i should
have my new license with in 2 weeks from that date. All went very well, i did receive it in the mail about 16 days later and i am happy. I was treated very well and had a nice talk with the deputy about national concealed-carry reciprocity, as the policy is known, Dave
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