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Indiana is a “Shall Issue” state and allows a License/Permits to be issued to non-residents and residents. Indiana has 2 types of licenses, a limited-term and unlimited lifetime license. Non-residents can only obtain the 4 year license and are required to have property or a business in Indiana. Residents or persons in the military who are stationed in Indiana can obtain the lifetime license. Minimum age for applicants is 18 years.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes!|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes!|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes!|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes!|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||No|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
All valid out of state concealed carry licenses are honored by Indiana.
Open carry is legal in Indiana if you have a license to carry. The carry license is valid for open, concealed, and locked case carry.
If you do not have a permit/license then you cannot carry a loaded handgun in any vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded, not accessible and secured in a case. If you have a CCW license then you can carry a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle. The Law IC 188.8.131.52
It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES Except “Falls of the Ohio” State Park. State/National Forests: YES State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES The Law DNR Admin Rule 312 IAC 8.2.3
"Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
Indiana does not have Constitutional Carry.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Indiana gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.
There is nothing in Indiana gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are legally required to carry your permit at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun. The Law IC 184.108.40.206