601 South Ireland St.

Greensburg, IN 47240


Dispatch: 812.222.4911

Administration: 812.663.8125

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To obtain a gun permit in Indiana, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • You must be 18 years of age.

  • You must be a resident of Indiana.

The applications must now be completed electronically https://firearms.ariesportal.com/App/NewUser.asp

 *The state fee can be paid online upon the completion of the application.


Updated March 1, 2023

Additional Fees:
All NEW License applications incur a $12.95 fee IDEMIA Electronic Fingerprinting. Additionally, ALL license applications incur a IN.GOV processing fee that varies acording to the license type††.



 FAQ for firearms: https://secure.in.gov/isp/2829.htm

Did you know…?

  • On July 1, 2022, the State of Indiana became a constitutional carry state. This means a permit is no longer legally required to carry, conceal, or transport a handgun within the state. This DOES NOT allow everyone to carry a handgun as Indiana law contains certain criteria which must be met for a person to legally carry within the state.  HEA 1296-2022

  • A permit is not needed to carry a handgun inside the person’s dwelling or on his property of fixed place of business.

  • If a permit is needed while you are carrying the handgun, you need the permit in your possession. 

  • An Indiana handgun permit is recognized in Michigan, if you are an Indiana resident.

  • A Michigan handgun permit is recognized in Indiana, if you are a Michigan resident. 

  • I.C. 35-47-2-21(b) says “Licenses to carry handguns, issued by other states or foreign countries, will be recognized according to the terms thereof but only while the holders are not residents of Indiana.”

  • The law allows the carry of the handgun concealed or in the open.  However, it is recommended that prudence and safety always be followed when carrying any firearm.

  • If you are carrying a firearm and are challenged by a law enforcement officer, you should always obey every command.  Remember, the officer does not know whether you intend to harm or not.  

  • Effective July 1, 2001, IC 35-47-2-3 is amended to require that if the holder of the valid license (permit) to carry a handgun changes their name or address, the person must notify the superintendent of state police in writing within sixty (60) days of the change.

  • You cannot renew your gun permit prior to 30 days before the permit expires.

  • That 1 in 15 Indiana residents has a permit for a gun.  According to the Indianapolis Star, Indiana ranks second in the country for the number of permits.  New York state is first. 

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