Attention Firearms License Applicants

Steps for obtaining/Renewing Firearms License:

Note: Each step must be followed in order as the steps cannot be processed otherwise

Visit to complete the Firearms application, then pay State fee online.

Locate the link on that same site, or go directly to to schedule you inkless fingerprinting. You may use any of Identogo's locations..

Pay fingerprinting fee on-line or by check or money order at the time of printing. (they do not take cash)

Keep your receipt you will need it for the final step.

Visit your local law enforcement to pay the local fee, make sure you have your fingerprint receipt and bring your application number as well, sometimes we may have a bit of trouble looking you up by your name.

If you live within City/Town limits of a community that has a police department, you will pay your local fee at that location.

Call ahead to verify the type of payment they will accept

If you live outside any City/Town limits in Hancock County you will need to pay your local fee at the Sheriff's Department and we accept Cash, Money Order of Cashier's Check.

After completion of All these steps, your permit will arive in the mail.

Effiective January 1, 2017, The Indiana State Police Firearms Licensing Unit will no longer accept payment for firearms license applications, duplicate license applications or manual inked fingerprint cards by mail. If a payment or fingerprint card is received by mail, it will be returned to the applicant.

Exceptions to the policy can be made on a case by case basis at the request of the local agency.


Thank you,

Hancock County Sheriff's Department.




Please bring EXACT change.

Local Fees:  4 year Permit $10.00   Lifetime Permit with current valid Permit  $40.00   Lifetime Permit without current valid Permit $50.00

Please do NOT fill out another application if  you have already done so, even if month's have passed please call us to check BEFORE completing another application. Duplicate applications cause mutiple problems. Thanks !!

Administration Hours Mon-Fri. 8-4.

Closed most major Holidays







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