Gun Permits (State of Indiana)


To obtain a gun permit in Indiana, you must meet the following criteria:


You must be 18 years of age.

You must be a resident of Indiana.


The initial application must be completed on-line at


ISP: Firearms Application Process


Please read the directions completely and remember to save your application.


You will need to print the confirmation page and bring it to our office when paying the local fees.


Remember to visit for fingerprinting.






After completing the above process, please bring your receipt from L-1 INKless FINGERPRINTING to your local law enforcement agency for payment-please bring the exact cash and you will be issued a receipt.  (If you live on a county road take your local payment to the Ripley County Sheriff's Office; if you live in town limits, take your payment to your local Police Department.)


License Type

Four Year Hunting & Target

Four Year Personal Protection

Lifetime Hunting & Target (No Current License)

Lifetime Hunting & Target (Current Valid License)

Lifetime Personal Protection (No Current License)

Lifetime Personal Protection (Current Valid License)

Local Fee







State Fee








The Personal Protection Permit will cover hunting also, however, if you only apply for a Hunting Permit, you will not be permitted to carry your weapon off of your own property.


If you live inside any town limits with a Town Marshal, (i.e. Versailles, Osgood, Milan, Holton, Batesville, or Sunman), you must apply through the Town Marshal’s Office.


Indiana State Gun Laws


If you have questions, please call 812-689-5558.


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