Gun Permits & Hunting Licenses

Fingerprints for gun permits are no longer done at the Sheriff's Office. Applicants for gun permits must have their fingerprints completed at an L1 location before applying for a permit. The online application available at the State of Indiana website must be completed before arriving at the Administration Office. To begin the gun permit process and obtain an application, visit their website.

Background Checks
Applicants for background checks should bring a photo identification card (driver's license) to complete the paperwork. Forms are available at the Administration Office. There is no charge for a background check.

Fees
  • Local Fee - Cash or Money Order
  • State Fee - Money Order or Certified Check only, make payable to "State of Indiana"
  • Refunds - Some portions of the application fee are refundable if the application is denied. The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued. See below.

Licensing Fees

License Local Fee
Amount Refundable
State Fee
4 Year Hunting and Target
$10 $5 $5
4 Year Personal Protection
$10 $5 $30
Lifetime Hunting and Target
No Current License
$50 $30 $25
Lifetime Hunting and Target
Current Valid License
$40 $30 $20
Lifetime Personal Protection
No Current License
$50 $30 $75
Lifetime Personal Protection
Current Valid License
$40 $30 $60
Retired Law Enforcement Officer
Fee Exempt
N/A
Fee Exempt
Retired Corrections Officer
Fee Exempt
N/A Fee Exempt
Firearms Dealer
$1 Notary Fee
N/A Fee Exempt