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Gun Permit Information

Gun Permit Info

 

You must complete the initial application online . After reading the information below go to  http://www.in.gov/isp/firearms.htm

 

  1. In order to apply you must be at least 18 years old.

 

  1. If you live within the city limits of Fort Wayne, New Haven or Woodburn, you can not apply for a firearm license from the Allen County Sheriffs Department. You must go to the police department in the town in which you are a resident.

 

  1. If you are a resident of another state and have a regular place of business or employment of 40 hours a week or more in Allen County Indiana, you are eligible to apply for a personal protection license with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. The applicant is required to send proof of employment or business ownership to the State as part of the application process.

 

  1. Existing licenses can be renewed when it’s within 1 year prior to the date of expiration.

 

  1.  Applications are ONLY taken from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

  1. As of March 25, 2013, all handgun applications must be filled out online via the Internet at the following web address:http://www.in.gov/isp/firearms.htm.  In the pop up box, select “Allen” for the county and proceed to fill out the application. When finished, hit the “SAVE” button to save the application.  

 

  1. The application procedure is a two-step process. The B of I office is located in the Charles “Bud” Meeks Justice Center, 101 E. Superior St., (corner of Superior and Calhoun St.) in Room B-25 (in the basement).   The first step includes coming into the B of I office and having a staff member print your application. At this time the applicant pays the Local Fee. For payment of the Local Fee, the B of I can only accept a Money Order or a Cashier’s Check. It must be made payable to the Allen County Sheriff Department. The second step in the process consists of the applicant returning to the B of I office no sooner than one (1) week for finger printing. For payment of the State Fee, the State of Indiana will only accept a Money Order or a Cashier’s Check. It must be made payable to the State of Indiana.  At that time, you will be given a State supplied envelope. The applicant must supply three (3) first class stamps to be applied to the envelope and add a proper return address. It is the responsibility of the applicant to mail the envelope. Applications are kept on file in the B of I office for thirty (30) days after the initial visit.  If an applicant fails to return to the B of I office within thirty (30) days, the application is void.  No refund for the local fee is possible. He/she must repeat the application process at step one (1) again.  . 

 

  1. The requested license will be mailed by the Indiana State Police to the mailing address entered on the application.

 

****** NO CELL PHONES, PAGERS, CAMERAS, PDA’S OR AUDIO EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED IN THE ALLEN COUNTY COURT HOUSE OR THE CHARLES “BUD” MEEKS JUSTICE CENTER. COURT OFFICER’S WILL NOT HOLD ITEMS WHILE YOU ARE IN THE COURT HOUSE OR THE CHARLES “BUD” MEEKS JUSTICE CENTER.

 

                                  

                             PLEASE SEE BACK OF THIS FORM FOR THE NEW FEE SCHEDULE.

 

 

 

 

If you require any additional information, contact the Bureau of Identification at (260) 449-7630.

 

                                              

 

 

 

 

HANDGUN(S) LICENSING FEE SCHEDULE

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006

 

To pay the appropriate Local Fee, a Money Order or Cashier’s Check payable to the

Allen County Sheriff Department is required.

 

To pay the appropriate State Fee, a separate Money Order or Cashier’s Check payable to the State of Indiana is required.

 

 

 

              LICENSE TYPE

 

 

           LOCAL FEE

 

 STATE FEE

(1) Four Year Hunting and Target

 

$10/$5 Refundable *

$5  

(2) Four Year Personal  Protection

 

$10/$5 Refundable *

$30

(3) Lifetime Hunting and Target

(No current Ind. Hunting and Target license)

 

$50/$30 Refundable *

$25

(4) Lifetime Hunting and Target

(Current Ind. Hunting and Target license)

 

$40/$30 Refundable *

$20

(5) Lifetime Personal Protection

(No current Ind. Personal Protection license)

 

$50/$30 Refundable *

$75

(6) Lifetime Personal Protection

(Current Ind. Personal Protection license) 

 

$40/$30 Refundable *

$60

(7) Retired Law Enforcement Officer. 

      Must be a sworn officer/reserve

      officer with 20 years of service or more.

Fee Exempt.

Fee Exempt

 

 

(8) Firearms Dealer

All local fees apply

Fee Exempt -

With a valid Indiana Dealers License.

 

 

* = The second dollar amount is that portion of the Local Fee that is refundable if a license is not issued.

 The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.

 

Link to ISP Firearms FAQS

http://www.in.gov/isp/2788.htm