Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden Provides an Update on Background Checks and CCW appointments.

Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden has announced that the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office will begin processing all requests for background checks beginning May 4, 2020 . The hours during which background checks will be processed are available on our website at We will also continue to fully process CCW applications. The Sheriff has made it mandatory that everyone coming in for either a background check or CCW application will need to wear a mask. This will also go into effect on May 4, 2020. This is being done not only to protect the citizens of Guernsey County but also to protect Office Staff. Those who arrive without a mask will be turned away and will need to reschedule or come back at another time when they have a mask. Sheriff Paden states “These are tough times and I understand that people are being inconvenienced but I believe the safety of everyone outweighs these inconveniences. It is very important to me that everyone stays safe and healthy.”