Handgun Permits

Handgun Permits


On July 1, 2022, the State of Indiana will no longer require a handgun permit to legally carry, conceal or transport a handgun within the state. This law does not allow everyone to carry a handgun as Indiana law contains certain criteria which must be met for a person to legally carry within the state. 

A person must not be a prohibited person as defined by IC 35-47-2-1.5.

* A person who has been convicted of a State or Federal offense punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.
* A person who has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, domestic battery or criminal stalking
* A person restrained by an order of protection issued under IC 34-26-5
* A fugitive from justice
* A person under indictment
* A person who has been adjudicated dangerous under IC 35-47-14-6
* A person who has been adjudicated a mental defective
* A person who has been committed to a mental institution
* A person dishonorably discharged from military service or the National Guard
* A person who renounced the person's United States citizenship in the manner described in 8 U.S.C. 1481
* A person who is less than 18 years of age, unless authorized under IC 35-47-10
* A person who is less than 23 years of age and has an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act described by IC 35-47-4-5, unless authorized under IC 35-47-10
* An alien


If you have any questions, you can contact the Indiana State Police Firearms Division at (317)232-8264.