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Below are the requirements that must be met to apply on-line for an Indiana Personal Protection Permit. All applications must be completed online at the following address https://firearms.ariesportal.com/

You must complete the ISPF application on-line https://firearms.ariesportal.com/ answering in full each and every question/inquiry.


  1. You must be at least 18 years of age and US citizen. Provide documents and/or passport if born outside of the United States when paying local fee at EPD. This will assist Homeland Security to justify your US citizenship.
  2. Applicant must have a "CREDIT CARD" (YOUR BANK DEBIT/CREDIT CARD WILL DELAY PROCESSING) and "EMAIL ADDRESS" to complete application on line. Indiana State Police Firearms (ISPF) notifies you by email for additional information.
  3. Submitting false information or deliberate omissions will be grounds to deny the approval of your application. Indiana law requires an investigation into your criminal history records.
  4. Once the ISPF application is submitted on line, you must set up an appointment at Advanced Specimen Collection (formerly called Morphotrust or L-1) @ 1-877-472-6917 along with their fee for processing your fingerprints.  Advanced Specimen Collection is located in the business complex behind Grandy’s Restaurant off of First Avenue). When you make your appointment, they will advise the address; they do not accept “Walk-Ins”.
  5. You must live within the city limits of Evansville to apply locally at the Evansville Police Department (EPD). If you live outside the city limits you must apply with the agency of that jurisdiction.  
  6. After submission of your ISP firearms application on-line and fingerprinting, if you live inside the “city” limits, your next step is to pay your local fee at the Evansville Police Department (EPD) 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.
  7. 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. We Do NOT accept Credit Card or Cash. Your Indiana driver’s license and or identification card must have your current residence registered with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle.
  8. If you have a current Handgun License, you may apply within 180 days of your present expiration date. If current license is within 30 days of expiration date, the existing license is automatically extended upon payment to local jurisdiction.  Every initial application for any handgun license shall be granted or rejected by the Indiana State Police after the application is filed with the Evansville Police Department (EPD) and fingerprinted.
  9. Your handgun application will be held on-line by the Indiana State Police for 120 days. (If it is over 120 days since completing the application online, and the local fee has not yet been paid, go back into your application and update your information before you pay your local fee.)
  10. Once your fee has been paid to ISP, Advanced Specimen Collection and EPD, the Personal Protection Permit, when approved or disapproved by ISPF, will be mailed in “10-12” weeks.
  11. The EPD Record Room can be contacted at 812-436-7956 Monday – Friday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, excluding holidays.
  12. 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.


EPD Local Application Fee (Money Order or Certified Check only) Indiana State Police Fee
(to be paid on line
with credit card)
5 Year Personal Handgun License $0 $0
Lifetime Personal Protection
(no current handgun license)
$50* $75*
Lifetime Personal Protection
(current valid handgun license)
$40* $60*
5 Year Hunting and Target
(handgun license)
$0 $0
Lifetime Hunting and Target
(no current valid handgun license)
$50* $25*
Lifetime Hunting and Target
(current valid handgun license)
$40* $20*
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,change of address)
N/A $20

*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” paid on-line with "'CREDIT CARD". When mailing payment to ISPF, payment must be made with money order only.