to Apply for a Handgun Permit
Handgun Permit Application Process
Step One - Application
must go on line and fill out an application. www.aries.in.gov/firearms/permit.aspx
completing the application, you must specify the Agency you are applying
If you live in Vanderburgh County, (outside the city limits) select
Vanderburgh County Sheriffs
If you live inside the corporate city limits, select Evansville City Police.
Note that selecting the wrong agency may delay the application process. If
you are uncertain of your residence you may call 436-7974 or 421-6201 to
Step Two - Fingerprints and Fees
877-472-6917 to make an appointment for fingerprinting.
station for printing is L-1 at 2532 Waterbridge Way this is located
behind Grandy's on First Ave.
must pay the State fee at this time.
Karen Rickelman at 812-421-6360 to make an appointment to pay the county fee.
Once the application has been approved, fingerprints and application have been
submitted and all fees are paid,
processing time should be approximately 3 to 7 days.
may be declined a handgun permit for any of the following reasons:
you have ever committed a Felony.
your record shows a propensity for violence.
you have a history of domestic violence.
you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
you have threatened law enforcement officers with violence.
State also reserves the right to revoke any license that has been issued if you are
convicted of any felony or if any of the above apply after your license has been
For more information on handgun laws and permit information you can go to www.in.gov
and select Firearms licensing or
Indiana State Police Firearms Division at 317-233-5054