Gun Permits

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (exclusive of County Holidays) Please note that the offices are closed form Noon - 1:00 PM for lunch.  

Please note that the application process is online and electronic fingerprinting is required.  Local fees must be paid to the law enforcement agency in person.  The VCSO excepts cash, credit/debit cards*.  If you live in the city of Terre Haute or West Terre Haute you must go to your local police department for processing.  All other residents of Vigo County go to the Sheriff's Office.            


License Type Local Fee State Fee

Four Year Hunting and Target

$10.00‡ $5.00

Four Year Personal Protection

$10.00‡ $30.00

Lifetime Hunting and Target/ No Current License

$50.00‡ $25.00

Lifetime Hunting and Target/ Current Valid Indiana License

$40.00‡ $20.00

Lifetime Personal Protection/ No Current License

$50.00‡ $75.00

Lifetime Personal Protection/ Current Valid Indiana License

$40.00‡ $60.00



Retired Law Enforcement Officer

Fee Exempt†
Retired Corrections Officer Fee Exempt†

Firearms Dealer



All NEW license applications incur a $11.95 fee for MorphoTrust Electronic Fingerprinting.  Additionally, ALL license applications incur an processing fee that varies according to the license type.  For additional information on fees visit the Indiana State Police.


* Use of credit/debit cards are charged an additional processing fee.

† Fee exemption applies only to the initial license application.  ALL duplicate licenses incur a fee of $20.00.

‡ A portion of the local fee is refundable if a license is not issued.  The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.