Instructions for the Online
Gun Permit Application Process
PLEASE NOTE: This information is for those that live "OUTSIDE" a city or town limits and within Morgan County.
If you reside "inside" a city or town, please call or go to the city or town police to inquire about their application process.
If you live outside of an incorporated city or town in Morgan County, Please process your application "Online"
and then come to the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept. for finger printing and to pay your fee, See instructions below.
ALSO NOTE: The "Online" instructions refers to fees being paid by money order or certified check made payable to the State of Indiana,
however local fees (to the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.) should be paid with cash, you will be given a receipt.
The online application process is administered by the Indiana State Police Firearms Licensing Section. All questions can be directed to the section at 317-232-8264. Please read these instructions completely before calling. If you have other questions about Indiana firearms laws, please check to see if your question is answered on the Firearms FAQ page on the Indiana State Police Website
Four Year Personal Protection
$30 Money Order made payable to the State Of Indiana
$10 Cash To the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.
Lifetime Personal Protection / No valid gun permit
$75 Money Order made payable to the State Of Indiana
$50 Cash To the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.
Lifetime Personal Protection / With valid gun permit
$60 Money Order made payable to the State Of Indiana
$40 Cash To the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.
(The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.)
Electronic Application Procedure:
1. Open the application website Here
2. Select the county in which you reside.
3. Verify that the county in the upper right hand corner of the application is the county in which
you reside. If it is not listed, then you are not eligible to use the online application process. Use
the paper application obtained at your local law enforcement agency. NOTE: Morgan Co. does use the online application process.
4. Answer all questions that apply.
5. Your full legal name must be provided on the application. Example: “Chuck” is not appropriate if
your name is “Charles”. Failure to disclose your legal name can result in the denial of your
application for false statement. If your legal name is composed of initials, it would be helpful for
you to present verification such as a birth certificate or court papers documenting name change
to the local authority and the state police. The alias blank is for prior legal names, maiden
names, and informal names used such as “Jack.”
6. If you answer “yes” to the question, “Have you ever been convicted of any
misdemeanor or felony violation, including DUI?” then you must list all charges for which you
have been convicted. Failure to do so can result in the denial of your application for false
statement. It is a felony to intentionally provide false information. If you are unsure of your
record, discuss this when you visit your local law enforcement agency. You can also review
your personal criminal history that has been submitted to the Indiana State Police by
scheduling a request to review/challenge your Indiana criminal history through the Inkless
system that can be accessed on the Indiana State Police website (www.in.gov/inkless). You
may also have to contact local and out of state jurisdictions where you were arrested for that
7. If you have problems seeing the continue button on after acknowledging the perjury
statement, try lowering you screen resolution on your display in the control panel of your
computer. You might also try enabling pop ups temporarily.
8. Review the information on the application before submitting it. The applicant is responsible for
the information on the application—no exceptions.
9. If you do not know a previous license number, put “UNK” and estimate the year if not known.
10. If you answer “Yes” to the question, “Have you ever been treated for psychiatric health care or
an emotional or mental illness?” then you must submit documentation from the care provider.
See the FAQ page for more information on this topic.
11. To apply for a lifetime permit with the reduced fee, you must hold a valid permit of the same
type (i.e. personal protection or hunting and target) at the time of application. If you do not
hold a current permit, you must pay the full fee. Retired law enforcement officers must
present further verification to receive the fee exempt permit (see FAQ’s for more information).
To qualify for the fee exempt dealer’s license, you must be a licensed Indiana firearms dealer.
12. At the end of the application process, print your confirmation page to take with you when you
go to the local police department covering the jurisdiction in which you reside. A local fee will
have to be paid to that agency.
13. At the end of the online application, you will be presented with a choice to schedule an
appointment at an L1 Identity Solutions (INKLESS) site for fingerprints or complete the
fingerprints at your local law enforcement agency when you visit them to complete the
application process and pay the local fee. Some agencies may require that you complete the
application online and use L1 (most Lake county agencies). The L1 Identity Solution charges a
fee of $10.95 to process your fingerprints and state fee payment. The advantage to L1 is that
your application begins to be processed by the Firearms Licensing Section more quickly than a
non-L1 application. The state fee can also be paid online and with a credit card in the L1
14. If you scheduled an appointment with L1 Identity Solutions, you will provide your fingerprints
and state fee through that service. After completing the L1 process, you will need to go to the
local law enforcement agency covering the jurisdiction in which you reside. You should take all
of your receipts. You will complete the application process and pay the local fee at this visit.
15. If you did not schedule an appointment with L1 Identity Solutions, your next step is to go to the
local law enforcement agency covering the jurisdiction in which you reside. You will provide
fingerprints, a money order or certified check made payable to the State of Indiana for the state
fee, and cash for the local fee payment. Note: The state does not require postal money
orders and information on cashed postal money orders is not readily available without a fee.
Several other money order companies provide the information via a toll free number.
If you reside "in" a city or town, you will go to the city or town police. If you live outside of an
incorporated city or town in Morgan Co. then you come to the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.
16. At your visit to the local law enforcement agency, please review your application carefully to
make sure it is correct. The applicant is responsible for the information and answers provided
on the application, whether the application was actually typed by the applicant or someone
else. An improper answer can delay or result in the denial of your application. Your application
can be edited by the local jurisdiction for you.
Complete Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions, and fees can be seen Here
NOTE: On line instructions refers to fees being paid by money order or certified check made payable to the State of Indiana, however local fees (to the Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.) should be paid with cash, you will be given a receipt.