Gun Permits

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All applicant fingerprints must be scheduled through IdentoGO
The police department will no longer provide inked fingerprints.

The following fees are in compliance with all Carmel City Ordinances and all Indiana State Codes.

Handgun Permit Fees Local Fee
(We accept certified check or money order
made out to the City of Carmel Police Department
or Major credits cards or debit cards.)

State Fee
(Paid Online)

Personal Protection

5 Year License



 currently in possession of
a valid Indiana Handgun license



 NOT currently in possession of
a valid Indiana Handgun license



**If you currently have a handgun license that is EXPIRED,
You DO NOT have a valid license and the higher fees are applicable!**


Applying for a Gun Permit

The Indiana Firearms Permit application is now ONLY available online. To access the application go to:

In order to complete the online application, you must provide an email address and password, please make sure to record your application number, you will need this to check the status of your application.

After you submit your application online, you will need to schedule an appointment with IdentoGO to take fingerprints. IdentoGo will provide fingerprinting to applicants using Indiana’s Electronic Fingerprinting Network. The Carmel Police Department no longer fingerprints for handgun permits.

You may contact online or by phone at 877-472-6917.

Carmel Police Department Process:
  • Payment for the correct amount of your local fee (see fee schedule above). We accept all major Credit Cards as well as Money Orders or Cashier’s Checks. (We do not accept cash or personal checks)
  • Your driver’s license or photo ID with your current address. (Used to verify jurisdiction)
  • Your address on your driver’s license must match what is on your Gun Permit Application. If it does not, you must get a new one before you can continue the process.
  • You will need to bring the receipt provided by IdentoGO at the time of your fingerprinting.