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Gun Permits

HOW TO APPLY FOR A HANDGUN PERMIT AND THE HANDGUN PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS

Paper applications are not accepted.

Step One - Application

Step Two - Fingerprints and Background Check

  • Call 877-472-6917 to make an appointment for fingerprinting.
  • The station for printing is L-1 (Advanced Specimen Collections) at 2512 Waterbridge Way located behind Grandy's on First Ave.
  • Contact our Gun Permit Clerk at 812-421-6360 to make an appointment to begin the background check process. 
  • The Sheriff's Office will then transmit the application to the Indiana State Police, who will issue an Approval or Denial.

You may be denied a handgun permit for any of the following reasons: 

  • If you have ever committed a felony or a crime of domestic violence.
  • If your record shows a propensity for violence.
  • If you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
  • If you have threatened law enforcement officers with violence.
  • If you fail to disclose treatment for psychiatric health care or mental illness.
  • If you fail to disclose a past criminal conviction.
  • If you are prohbited from possessing a firearm due to a court order.

The 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 issued.

For more information on handgun laws and permit information, click on Firearms Licensing or call the Indiana State Police Firearms Division at 317-233-5054.

 

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