INDIANA GUN LAWS
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Indiana is a “shall issue” state for concealed carry.
Non-resident permits available.
The permit is valid for 4 years or lifetime.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Have a proper reason to carry a handgun.
- Be of good character and reputation.
- Be a proper person to be licensed.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Does not have a conviction for resisting law enforcement within last (5) years.
- Is not prohibited by a court order from possessing a handgun.
- 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.
- Does not make a false statement of material fact on the person’s application.
- Does not have a conviction for any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun.
- 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.
- Has not been the subject of a;
- ninety (90) day commitment
- regular commitment or has not been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, including being found, not guilty by reason of insanity, guilty but mentally ill or incompetent to stand trial.
- 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.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
- Complete the online application. You will need to state why you require a weapon. You can say for personal protection or target shooting.
- Schedule electronic fingerprinting.
- Take your application number to your local law enforcement and pay the local fee
- Your application will be transferred to ISP for a final review.
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
Lifetime Personal Protection: $200
Lifetime Personal Protection: $100
(with current license)
All NEW license applications incur a $11.95 fee for MorphoTrust Electronic Fingerprinting. Additionally, ALL license applications incur an IN.gov processing fee that varies according to the license type.
LOCAL FEE INFORMATION
Please note that local fees cannot be paid online. Please contact your local police department or sheriff’s office for information on local fee payment policies.
A portion of the local fee is refundable if a license is not issued. The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.
WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
Where You Can Carry
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- If you are transporting a person to or from a school or a school function
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Where You Cannot Carry
- In or On School Property
- 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.
Details on Indiana Gun Laws
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 60 days of the application being received.
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.
“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.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
If you do not have a permit/license then you cannot carry a loaded firearm in any vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded, not accessible and secured in a case.
If you have a permit/license you can carry a loaded concealed firearm in a vehicle.
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” 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.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas. Carry is not allowed in the Falls of Ohio State Park.
Get in Touch
Indiana State Police
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Address 100 N. Senate Avenue, Suite N302
CityIndianapolis IN 46204
Phone (317) 232-8264