Application for a License to Carry a Handgun

Step 1

Submit your application online to the Indiana State Police by clicking here: ONLINE GUN PERMIT REGISTRATION

Step 2

After completing your online registration, you will pay the State Portion of the application fee and schedule an appointment with IdentoGO for fingerprinting¹. The fingerprinting CANNOT be done at the Cedar Lake Police Department.

Step 3

After you complete the fingerprinting process with IdentoGO, you will need to bring your receipt from IdentoGO to the Cedar Lake Police Department with the Town portion of the application fee according to the fee schedule below. Cash, Credit Cards, and Debit Cards are accepted².  Processing is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM excluding holidays.  To make an appointment call (219) 374-5416 extension 113.

Step 4

Your application will not be processed until the above steps are completed. The estimated time to receive your license using this option is approximately 2-3 weeks.

License TypeCedar Lake FeeState Fee
5-year Hunting & Target$0$0
5-Year Personal Protection$0$0
Lifetime Hunting & Target / No Current Handgun License$50.00 ($30.00 ³)$25.00
Lifetime Hunting & Target / Current Valid Handgun License$40.00 ($30.00 ³)$20.00
Lifetime Personal Protection / No Current Handgun License$50.00 ($30.00 ³)$75.00
Lifetime Personal Protection / Current ValidHandgun License$40.00 ($30.00 ³)$60.00
Retired Law EnforcementNot Provided in LawFee Exempt
Corrections OfficerNot Provided in LawFee Exempt
Firearms DealerNot Provided in Law$60.00

¹ The online payment service is provided through a partnership between the State of Indiana and its online service provider. A processing fee of $1.00 plus 2% of the transaction amount is added to the price of the service, as outlined in Indiana Code 4-13.1-2-4. For applicants who do not want to use the online service, the applicant will need to bring a certified check or money order to the Indiana State Police Firearms Unit located in Indianapolis, Indiana, at General Headquarters. The address is 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indiana Government Center, North Room 302. All NEW license applications incur a $12.95 fee for IDEMIA Electronic Fingerprinting. Additionally, ALL license applications incur an processing fee that varies according to the license type.

² Credit Cards or Debit Cards processed by the Town of Cedar Lake incur a processing fee of $2.00 or 3% of the transaction, whichever is greater as outlined in Indiana Code 4-13.-2-4.

³ This dollar amount is the local fee portion, which is refundable if a license is not issued.  The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.