New Electronic Firearms Application

Today, the Indiana State Police unveiled a new electronic firearms application process that will be in effect beginning October 1st. The new process will remove the “paper” application and after October 1st only electronic applications will be accepted. Firearms permits issued after October 1st will also be hard plastic, as opposed to the paper permit currently issued. Persons already holding a firearms permit or those obtaining a firearms permit after October 1st will also be able to request a duplicate firearms license or request a change of address via the electronic version. Firearm permits already issued and persons holding firearms permits will not be affected. Those persons will utilize the electronic version when their permit expires if they do not possess a lifetime permit. For further information regarding the firearms permit process, go to the Indiana State Police website at and click on the link “Firearms Licensing.”