Gun Permit Processing Information

The Anderson Police Department processes applications for personal protection handgun permit applications (for City of Anderson residents only) Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  In order to apply you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have an Indiana form of government picture ID (Operators License, ID Card)

​Application Process

  1. You must first go online to apply for your permit to this website:            https://firearms.ariesportal.com/
  2. After completing the online portion, call to schedule your fingerprint appointment: 1-877-472-6917
After you have completed your online application, successfully submitted your fingerprints and paid all fees, your application will be processed by the Anderson Police Department and sent to the Indiana State Police for approval.  The process can take 6-12 weeks depending on backlog.

Local and State Fees

Local Permit Fees are paid with cash or money order only.

$10.00 - Four year permit

$40.00 - Lifetime permit (currently hold a valid gun permit NOT EXPIRED)

$50.00 - Lifetime permit (do not currently hold a valid gun permit)

State Permit Fees are paid during the online portion to the state

$30.00 - Four year permit

$60.00 - Lifetime permit (currently hold a valid gun permit NOT EXPIRED)

$75.00 - Lifetime permit (do not currently hold a valid gun permit)

Fingerprinting Fees are paid with money order or check at the department, or with credit card at the MorphoTrust website.

$11.95 - Per person for fingerprint submission

Any questions can be answered by calling the Records Section at (765) 648-6701