Gun Permit Information
Where do I go to obtain or renew my Indiana Permit to carry Application?
YOU WILL FIRST APPLY ONLINE WITH THE INDIANA STATE POLICE AT www.in.gov/isp. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DONE ONLINE AT THIS WEBSITE.
- If you live in Johnson County, but outside of the incorporated limits to any city or town, you will come to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office to complete your local processing payment for license or renewal.
- If you are not sure if you are inside an incorporated area or not, contact the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Communication Center at 317-736-5155 and inquire with the Sheriff's dispatcher.
What consists of completing my application?
NEW FOR OCTOBER 1 2014 All applicants must be fingerprinted electronically.
- Step 1: Complete the online application at https://firearms.ariesportal.com/. At the end of the application, you will receive directions on how to schedule electronic fingerprinting (step 2) and payment of state fee.
- Step 2: Schedule electronic fingerprinting through MorphoTrust/L1 Enrollment. Electronic fingerprinting is not done at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. To schedule an appointment at the nearest location near you, call 1-877-472-6917.
- Step 3: Bring your Application Number and receipt of fingerprinting to either your local Police Department or The Sheriff's Office for approval and local fee payment.
- Step 4: Your application will be electronically transferred to ISP for final review.
Where is the Johnson County Sheriff's Office?
The Johnson County Law Enforcement Facility is located in Franklin directly behind Johnson Memorial Hospital. The address is 1091 Hospital Road, Franklin, Indiana 46131.
What hours can I come in to fill out the application?
By order of the Johnson County Sheriff, gun permits are done 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for your convenience.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Applicants will be required to bring a Driver's License with their current address and the correct amount of cash needed for the local fee. WE DO NOT HAVE CHANGE. YOU MUST HAVE THE CORRECT AMOUNT.
You will also need to bring the receipt of fingerprinting provided by Morpho Trust (L-1).
On July 1st 2006 the Indiana law was changed to create a "Lifetime Handgun License", renewals for an existing license will only be accepted 180 days or less from the date of expiration. The new fee schedule is as follows:
||Local Fee||State Fee
|1. Four (4) year Hunting/Target||$10.00 Cash ||$5.00 Money Order|
|2. Four (4) year Personal Protection||$10.00 Cash||$30.00 Money Order|
|3. Lifetime Hunting/Target |
with No Current License
|$50.00 Cash||$25.00 Money Order|
|4. Lifetime Hunting/Target |
with Current/Valid License
|$40.00 Cash||$20.00 Money Order|
|5. Lifetime Personal Protection |
with No Current License
|$50.00 Cash||$75.00 Money Order|
|6. Lifetime Personal Protection |
with Current/Valid License
|$40.00 Cash||$60.00 Money Order|
Do I need a gun permit just to have one in my business or home?
Indiana Law states that a handgun license is not required to carry a handgun in the person's dwelling, on the person's property or their fixed place of business, so long as they have the right to possess said firearm not contrary to other restrictions or criminal convictions.
You CANNOT obtain an Indiana Handgun Permit if you:
- Have a conviction for resisting law enforcement within five years before the person applies for a license or permit
- Have a conviction for a crime for which he could have been sentenced for more than one (1) year
- Have a record of being an alcohol abuser, meaning one who has had two or more alcohol related offenses, any one (1) of which resulted in conviction by a court or treatment in an alcohol abuse facility within three (3) years prior to the date of application o Have a record of being a drug abuser, meaning one who has had two (2) or more violations of: Dealing in Cocaine, Dealing in Narcotics, or Dealing in a Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V Controlled substances - Any one of which resulted in conviction by a court or treatment in a drug abuse facility within five (5) years prior to the date of application.
- Have documented evidence which would give rise to a reasonable belief that he has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct
- Make a false statement of material fact on his application
- Have a conviction of any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun
- Have a conviction for violations of the provisions of IC 35-47 within the last five (5) years of his application
- Have 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.
Indiana Code 35-47-2-1 also states:
- A person who has been convicted of Domestic Battery may not possess or carry a handgun in any vehicle or on or about the person's body in the person's dwelling or on the person's property or fixed place of business.