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Indiana Concealed Pistol License Reciprocity Map

All about Indiana, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Indiana CCW Reciprocity State Info

Indiana Reciprocity, IN Honors these permits:


Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Districts & Territories
District of Columbia, New York City, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands



Indiana Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

No Permit Needed States

The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal:  Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  Some restrictions may apply.  Check each state for its own restrictions.

No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions

Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.

Indiana Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington

Indiana Conceal Carry Permit Information

Indiana Application Fee



How much does a concealed carry permit cost?

Because Indiana has varying permit options, the price will vary depending on the type and duration of the permit you apply for. Below is a breakdown of costs associated with each type:

  • A 5 Year Qualified License is $15. ($10 application fee + $5 qualified license fee)
  • Lifetime Qualified Licenses’ cost $75. ($50 application fee + $25 qualified license fee)
  • A 5 Year Unlimited License is $40. ($10 application fee + $30 unlimited license fee)
  • Lifetime Unlimited Licenses’ cost $125. ($50 application fee + $75 unlimited license fee)

Depending on the type and duration of the license you apply for, you can expect to pay between $15 and $125. However, only the unlimited carry licenses pertain to protecting life and property, so the realistic cost is either $40 or $125.

Relevant Code(s):

Section 35-47-2-3

Section 35-47-2-4


Residents & Non Residents

both resident and non resident permits are issued

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Valid for How Long


concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years or lifetime. non resident 5 years only

Shall Issue State


Is Indiana an Open Carry State?

Can I open carry in Indiana?


Open carry is legal in Indiana if you have a license to carry. The carry license is valid for open, concealed, and locked case carry.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in Indiana

All applications, renewals, name or address changes must now be made online.


Indiana Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be resident of Indiana for lifetime license – (non-residents can get the 4 year license).
  • Is a proper person IC35-47-1-7
    “Proper person” means a person who:
    1. does not have a conviction for resisting law enforcement under IC 35-44.1-3-1 within five (5) years before the person applies for a license or permit under this chapter;
    2. does not have a conviction for a crime for which the person could have been sentenced for more than one (1) year;
    3. does not have a conviction for a crime of domestic violence – Indiana Code 2015 (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-78), unless a court has restored the person’s right to possess a firearm under IC 35-47-4-7;
    4. is not prohibited by a court order from possessing a handgun;
    5. does not have a record of being an alcohol or drug abuser as
    6. does not have documented evidence which would give rise to a reasonable belief that the person has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct;
    7. does not make a false statement of material fact on the persons application;
    8. does not have a conviction for any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun;
    9. does not have a conviction for violation of the provisions of this article within five (5) years of the person’s application;
    10. does not have an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, if the person applying for a license or permit under this chapter is less than twenty-three (23) years of age;
    11. has not been involuntarily committed, other than a temporary commitment for observation or evaluation, to a mental institution by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority;
    12. has not been the subject of a:
      • (A) ninety (90) day commitment as a result of proceeding under IC 12-26-6; or
      • (B) regular commitment under IC 12-26-7; or
    13. has not been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, including being found:
      • (A) not guilty by reason of insanity;
      • (B) guilty but mentally ill; or
      • (C) incompetent to stand trial.
  • Federal Law Requirements

Can I carry a gun in my car in Indiana


If you do not have a license then you cannot carry a in any vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded, not accessible and secured in a case.

If you have a CCW license then you can carry a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle.


Where to Apply for Indiana Conceal Permit License and steps to take

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Indiana State Police. All applications must be made online.

  1. Complete the online application. You will need to state why you require a weapon. You can say for personal protection or target shooting.
  2. Schedule electronic fingerprinting.
  3. Take your application number to your local law enforcement and pay the local fee
  4. Your application will be transferred to ISP for a final review.
  5. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
Non-residents are prohibited by law from obtaining a lifetime license. They are only allowed to be issued the standard 4 year licences.

Indiana Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    NO – MUST INFORM OFFICERThere is nothing in Indiana gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are legally required to carry your permit at all times while carrying a concealed handgun.

  • In Indiana, Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    Yes       Prohibitions by businesses are not enforced under the color of law, although management may eject a person for carryingIndiana is a “shall issue” state for the License To Carry a Handgun
  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • In or On School Property – (locked in a vehicle is OK).
    • On a school bus
    • In or on property that is being used by a school for a school function
    • Private School, Head Start, Preschool program
    • On commercial or charter aircraft
    • Controlled access areas of an airport
    • During annual State Fair
    • Shipping port (Controlled by Indiana Port Commission)
    • A riverboat Casino
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

  • Constitutional carry


  • Carry in Restaurant

  • Carry in State Parks

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • If you are transporting a person to or from a school or a school function
    • All areas of the state – except those listed as Off-Limits
  • Premises that have Rules that state no firearms allowed:

    • College/Universities
    • Licensed Child Care facilities
    • Racing Association Grounds
    • An Emergency Respite Center
    • Licensed Pregnant and Parenting Teen Residential Programs and their facilities
    • Licensed Homes and facilities that Provide Care to Children
    • Overnight Youth Shelter and Residence Operated By the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.
    • All facilities operated by the Office of Administrative Hearings. 
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Indiana Conceal Carry Application Forms


Indiana State Police

Address100 N. Senate Ave, Suite N302

CityIndianapolis IN 46204

Phone(317) 232-8264


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