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Below are the requirements that must be met to apply on-line for a handgun license.  As of March 25, 2013 all applications must be completed online at the following address: http://www.in.gov/isp/2828.htm

1. You must live or work within the city limits of Evansville. If you live outside the city limits you must apply with the agency of that jurisdiction.

2. If you have a current Handgun License, you may apply within 180 days of your present expiration date. If your current license is within 30 days of its expiration date, the existing date, the existing license is automatically extended upon approval by the Chief of Police. Once approved, your copy of the initial application for renewal is to be carried with your present permit until you receive the permit from the Indiana State Police. Every initial application for any handgun license shall be granted or rejected within 60 days after the application is filed with the Evansville Police Department.

3. You must be at least 18 years of age.

4. You must complete the application on-line at http://aries.in.gov/Firearms/Permit.aspx , answering in full each and every question/inquiry.

5.  A box will pop up and ask for the county to which you are applying.  Choose Vanderburgh County from the list of counties.  Then proceed with filling out the state form.  Submitting false information or deliberate omissions will be grounds to deny the approval of your application. 

6.  Once the application is submitted on line, you must set up an appointment for Gun Permit Fingerprinting.  Your Indiana State Police fee will be paid at MorphoTrust USA along with their fee for processing your fingerprints.  Contact MorphoTrust USA for method of payment.

MorphoTrust USA (formerly L-1 Identity Solutions is located in business complex behind Grandy’s off of First Avenue).

            2532 Waterbridge Way

            Evansville IN 47714-7710


 7.  After submission of your firearms application on-line, and you live inside the “city” limits, your next step is to pay your local fee at the Evansville Police Department Central Records Division, located at the Civic Center, 15 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).  No appointment is necessary.  If you were born outside of the United States, but you are a US citizen, provide a copy of your US Passport to EPD.  This will assist Homeland Security to justify your citizenship.

8. The EPD Local Application Fee is due once your application has been submitted on-line.  This fee must be made by Money Order or Certified Check and should be made payable to EPD.  A $2.00 cash only notary fee is charged when you sign the Local Evansville Police Department application.  Your Indiana driver’s license and or identification card must have your current residence registered with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle.




EPD Local Application Fee

(Money Order or Certified Check only) along with $2.00 cash only notary fee.

Indiana State Police Fee

(to be paid at MorphoTrust USA when fingerprinted)

4 Year Personal Handgun License



Lifetime Personal Protection (no current handgun license)



Lifetime Personal Protection (current valid handgun license)



4 Year Hunting and Target (handgun license)



Lifetime Hunting and Target (no current valid handgun license)



Lifetime Hunting and Target ( current valid handgun license)



Retired Sworn Law Enforcement Officer **

Fee exempt

Fee exempt

Retired Sworn Corrections Officer **

Fee exempt

Fee exempt

Licensed Firearms Dealer

Fee exempt

Fee exempt

Duplicate (for lost or stolen license)



*A portion of the EPD local fee is refunded if a license is not issued by the Indiana State Police.

**Certain longevity requirements apply.

All fees that are listed under “EPD Local Application Fee” should have payment made out to EPD

All fees that are listed under “Indiana State Police Fee” should have payment made out to State of Indiana.


9. Your handgun application will be held on-line by the Indiana State Police for 120 days.

10. Indiana law requires an investigation into you criminal history records.

11. Once your fee has been paid at MorphoTrust USA and EPD, your license when approved or disapproved by ISP, will be sent to the address indicated on your application within “8” weeks.  

12.  The Evansville Police Department Record Room can be contacted at 812-436-7956 Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.

13.  When traveling out of the State of Indiana, check on-line with the National Rifle Association (NRA) for confirmation of the states that recognize the Indiana Personal Handgun License.

14.  The ISP Firearms Division or the NRA websites have several questions and answers that may be helpful for an applicant.