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Apply for a New License to Carry

New License to Carry

Welcome to the Indiana State Police online handgun license application portal. This page will provide an overview of the application process, and a link to get started online.

Step 1: Complete a 'Handgun License Application'

Complete a 'Handgun License Application' online at the Indiana State Police Handgun Licensing Portal.
After you complete Step 1, you will have only 180 days to complete Steps 2 and 3. Once all of the steps are completed, your application will be electronically transmitted to ISP for final review.

Step 2: Schedule Fingerprints

Schedule an appointment to submit your fingerprints electronically at a location convenient to you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Step 3: Find your Fingerprint Location

Complete local law enforcement (sheriff or municipal police) agency processing within 180 days. 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.

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Mailing Address

Firearms License Unit
Information Technology Section
Criminal Justice Data Division
Indiana State Police
Indiana Government Center North
100 N. Senate Avenue, Suite N302
Indianapolis IN 46204

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