Handgun Permit Application

Handgun License ExampleApplication Process

Do you have questions about how to obtain your handgun permit? Over the past few years, the process of obtaining a concealed weapon permit has changed. Here is a quick guide on how to get your application started.

  • Step 1: Complete the online Firearms Licensing application. At the end of the application, you will receive directions on how to schedule electronic fingerprinting (step 2) and payment of state fee.
  • Step 2: Schedule electronic fingerprinting through MorphoTrust, by calling 877-472-6917 or visiting the IdentoGO website.
  • Step 3: Bring your application number, drivers license, and fingerprint receipt to your local law enforcement agency for approval. Effective July 1st 2021, there are no longer any local fees to be paid.
  • Step 4: Your application will be electronically transferred to the Indiana State Police for final approval. If your application is approved, your permit will be sent to you via U.S. Mail. If your application is rejected, you will be notified via U.S. Mail and will receive instructions on how to file an appeal.

Applicants may check the status of pending applications by visiting the Indiana State Police Firearms Licensing website.