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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.

Indiana

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be resident of Indiana for lifetime license – (non-residents can get the 4 year license).
  • Is a proper person IC35-47-1-7
    “Proper person” means a person who:

    1. does not have a conviction for resisting law enforcement under IC 35-44.1-3-1 within five (5) years before the person applies for a license or permit under this chapter;
    2. does not have a conviction for a crime for which the person could have been sentenced for more than one (1) year;
    3. does not have a conviction for a crime of domestic violence – Indiana Code 2015 (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-78), unless a court has restored the person’s right to possess a firearm under IC 35-47-4-7;
    4. is not prohibited by a court order from possessing a handgun;
    5. does not have a record of being an alcohol or drug abuser as
    6. does not have documented evidence which would give rise to a reasonable belief that the person has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct;
    7. does not make a false statement of material fact on the persons application;
    8. does not have a conviction for any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun;
    9. does not have a conviction for violation of the provisions of this article within five (5) years of the person’s application;
    10. does not have an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, if the person applying for a license or permit under this chapter is less than twenty-three (23) years of age;
    11. has not been involuntarily committed, other than a temporary commitment for observation or evaluation, to a mental institution by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority;
    12. has not been the subject of a:
      • (A) ninety (90) day commitment as a result of proceeding under IC 12-26-6; or
      • (B) regular commitment under IC 12-26-7; or
    13. has not been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, including being found:
      • (A) not guilty by reason of insanity;
      • (B) guilty but mentally ill; or
      • (C) incompetent to stand trial.
  • Federal Law Requirements

APPLICATIONS

Follow these steps to obtain a License to Carry

  1. Complete the online application. You will need to state why you require a weapon. You can say for personal protection or target shooting.
  2. Schedule electronic fingerprinting.
  3. Take your application number to your local law enforcement and pay the local fee
  4. Your application will be transferred to ISP for a final review.
  5. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved or denied.

Non-Residents
Non-residents are prohibited by law from obtaining a lifetime license. They are only allowed to be issued the standard 4 year licences.

RENEWALS

Procedure to renew a license to Carry;

  1. You will need to complete an online handgun application.
  2. You must then submit fingerprints electronically. An appointment can be made online.
  3. You will then need to complete within 90 days any processing required by local law enforcement.
  • Renewal fees are the same as for a new licence application.
  • The new license will be forwarded to you by mail.

FEES

Application Type Years Valid local Fee State Fee
Hunting & Target 4 $10/$5 refundable $5
Personal Protection 4 $10/$5 refundable $30
Hunting & Target
(no current license)
Lifetime $50/$30 refundable $25
Hunting & Target
(current Indiana license)
Lifetime $40/$30 refundable $20
Personal Protection
(no current license)
Lifetime $50/$30 refundable $75
Personal Protection
(current Indiana license)
Lifetime $40/$30 refundable $60
Duplicate $20
Retired Law Enforcement Officer Exempt
Retired Corrections Officer Exempt
Firearms Dealer $60

NOTE 
There is an additional fee of $11.95 for new license applications to cover IDEMIA Electronic Fingerprinting. There is also an extra Indiana Government fee to cover processing costs. The fee varies by license type.

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All valid out of state concealed carry licenses are honored by Indiana.

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Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • If you are transporting a person to or from a school or a school function
  • All areas of the state – except those listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • In or On School Property – (locked in a vehicle is OK).
  • On a school bus
  • In or on property that is being used by a school for a school function
  • Private School, Head Start, Preschool program
  • On commercial or charter aircraft
  • Controlled access areas of an airport
  • During annual State Fair
  • Shipping port (Controlled by Indiana Port Commission)
  • A riverboat Casino
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Indiana

Yes
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.
Yes
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 35.47.2.1
Yes
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
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.
No
Indiana does not have Constitutional Carry.
No
“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.
No
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 35.47.2.1

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Quick Facts

Open Carry

Yes

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

Carry In State Parks

Yes

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

Constitutional Carry

No

No Weapons Signs Enforced

No

Must Notify Officer

No
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