Gun Permits

Gun Permits

NOTE: Each step Must be completed in order.

  1. Visit to complete the Firearms application. .
  2. Locate the identogo link while on the state police web site, or go directly to to schedule your electronic fingerprinting. You may use any of Identogo's locations.
    • Pay fingerprinting fee on-line or by Check or Money Order at time of printing. (they cannot accept cash)
    • Keep your receipt you will need it for step 3.
  3. Visit your local law enforcement to process the final step of application. (Bring your fingerprint receipt as well as valid identification)
    NOTE: If you live within City/Town limits of a community that has a police department, you will have to go to that department.
    • NOTE: If you live outside city limits but within Hancock County, you will go to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at 398 Malcolm Grass Way, Greenfield.

Fees for Indiana Firearm Carry permits

5 year
State fee exempt
$12.95 Fingerprinting
Local fee exempt

State fee exempt
$12.95 Fingerprinting
Local fee exempt

Using & Storing

When using or storing a gun, always follow these NRA rules:

Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap.
Think first. Shoot second.

Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
Just like other tools, guns need regular maintenance to remain operable.
Regular cleaning and proper storage are a part of the gun's general upkeep. If there is any question concerning a gun's ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith should look at it.

Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and hot gas that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protectors should be worn by shooters and spectators.

Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns. A person's particular situation will be a major part of the consideration. Dozens of gun storage devices, as well as locking devices that attach directly to the gun, are available. However, mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail and should not be used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance of all gun safety rules.

Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun's mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.

Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
Only BBs, pellets, cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely in that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition can be identified by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do not shoot the gun unless you know you have the proper ammunition.

Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.
Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.

Regular cleaning is important in order for your gun to operate correctly and safely. Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its life. Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used. A gun brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting. Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from operating properly. Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded. The gun's action should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that no ammunition is present in the cleaning area.

Gun Safety

  • Treat all guns as if they are loaded
  • Never point the gun at something you are not willing to destroy
  • Keep your finger off the trigger unil your sights are on target
  • Know what is your target and what is behind it.


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