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Gun Permits

The Indiana firearm application is really a two part process beginning with a recommendation from your local law enforcement agency. Then the application is sent to the Indiana State Police. The Indiana State Police Superintendent is charged with the responsibility of actually issuing the license and administering the licensing program.

Within Harrison County you must begin the application process with the Harrison County Sheriff's department or your local town hall. If you live within a city limit you will need to obtain your gun permit from your local town hall.

The local department will charge a fee at that time; however, another fee will have to be provided to the State of Indiana when the application is mailed to the Indiana State Police. The applicant will be responsible for mailing the application along with fees to the Indiana State Police. The Indiana State Police must receive your application and payment within 60 days of the Firearms Permit Application.

  • Instruction for Obtaining a Firearms Permit

  • Go to in.gov/isp
  • Click on Firearms Licensing
  •  Click on Firearms License Application Process
  •  Click on the link in Step 1
  •  Click on the APPLY button on the far left and the prompts will walk you through the application process.
  •  Click on the link to L1 Morpho Trust to schedule a fingerprint appointment.

Types and Costs of Firearm Licenses in the State of Indiana:

  • Four Year Hunting and Target ($10 - Payable to County) ($5 - Payable to State)
  • Four Year Personal Protection ($10 - Payable to County) ($30 - Payable to State)

  • Lifetime Hunting and Target/No Current License ($50 - Payable to County) ($25 - Payable to State)Lifetime Hunting and Target/Current Valid License ($40 - Payable to County) ($20 - Payable to State)

  • Lifetime Personal Protection/No Current License ($50 - Payable to County) ($75 - Payable to State)

  • Lifetime Personal Protection/Current Valid License ($40 - Payable to County) ($60 - Payable to State)

  • Retired Law Enforcement Officer (Exempt - Payable to County) (Exempt - Payable to State)

  • Retired Corrections Officer (Exempt - Payable to County) (Exempt - Payable to State)

  • Firearms Dealer ($40 - Payable to County) (Exempt - Payable to State)

    What you need to bring to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department:

  • If you choose to complete the online application please record your confirmation page. If you have lost or didn't record the application information the Sheriff's office can assist you. If you choose not to complete the online application please appear in person at the Harrison County Sheriff's office or town hall for assistance.

  • Payment for your license (cash or money order only)

  • Driver's License and/or Indiana government issued I.D. card and current firearm permit (if applicable)

     

FAQ:  

*Will I still be required to be fingerprinted if I have been printed for a previous hand gun license? 

          Yes, the State of Indiana does not retain prints on file.  They are simply used for background checks only. 

*What do I need to bring with me to my fingerprint appointment?

        You will need to bring a valid government issued picture ID, your confirmation number, your local fee

and your fingerprint fee if you did not pay it online.

 *How can I check the status of my application?

         You can check your application status at https://firearms.ariesportal.com/  Please note that it can take up to 60 days.


For additional information and frequently asked questions please see the following link to the State of Indiana website. http://www.in.gov/isp/files/firearms_FAQ_02_08.pdf