Gun Permits

Gun Permits

Instruction on Applying for Hand Gun License

Step 1: Complete the online application at 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.

Step 3: Bring your Application Number to your local law enforcement agency for approval and local fee payment.

Step 4: Your application will be electronically transferred to ISP for final review. If your application is approved, your permit will be sent to you via U.S. Mail. If your application is rejected, you will be notified via U.S. Mail and will receive instructions on how to file an appeal.

The Sheriff's office accepts applications for hand gun license for residents that live outside the city limits, all other citizens must apply at their local Police Department.

Sheriff's Office hours are: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday excluding holidays. (Closed 12:30 -1:30 for lunch).

Local fees may be paid by cash or money order, cash must be the exact amount and Money Orders should be made payable to "Montgomery County Sheriff's Office", state fees should be made payable to "State of Indiana".

 Type  Local Fees  State Fee
 Four Year Hunting & Target  $10/$5 Refundable*  $5.00
 5 Year Personal Protection  No Fees  No Fees
 Lifetime Hunting & Target
 no current license
 $50/$30 Refundable*  $25.00
 Lifetime Hunting & Target
 Current Valid License
 $40/$30 Refundable*  $20.00
 Lifetime Personal Protection
 no current license
 $50/$30 Refundable*  $75.00
 Lifetime Personal Protection
 Current Valid License
 $40/$30 Refundable*  $60.00
 Retired Law Enforcement Officer  Not Provide in Law  Fee Exempt
 Retired Correction Officer  Not Provided in Law  Fee Exempt
 Firearms Dealer  Not Provided in Law  Fee Exempt
 *A portion of the local fee is refundable if a licensed is not issued. The entire state fee is refundable if no  license is issued.

Link for explanation of firearms licensing process:
Link for various handgun and permit laws:


Contact Info

Emergency: Call 911

600 Memorial Drive
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Phone: (765) 362-3740
Fax: (765) 362-1587

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