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
Please read the directions completely and remember to save your application number.
You will need to print the confirmation page and bring proof of fingerprint card it to our office when paying the local fees.
Remember to visit www.in.gov/inkless for fingerprinting.
L1-INKless FINGERPRINTING $11.95
THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE DOES NOT PROVIDE INKLESS 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 Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; if you live in town limits, take your payment to your local Police Department.)
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.