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How do I get a gun permit?

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An applicant who resides within the municipal corporate limits of Southport desiring to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun must apply to City of Southport Police Department.

  • pre-permit conditions and restrictions apply prior to applying for a handgun
    license. [ic 35-47-2]

  • applicants residency must be within the municipal corporate limits;

  • schedule an appointment with the Southport Police Department by calling 317-787-7595 Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm;

  • bring two (2) money orders; no cash or personal checks accepted. Refer to the fee table below for the type of license. First money order (application fee) payable to the “Southport Police Training Fund,” the second money order (license fee) make payable to the State of Indiana

obtain or renew
4 year
unlimited license

obtain or renew
4 year
qualified license

possess current qualified license applying for lifetime license

Southport PD
application fee
$10.00 $10.00 $40.00
Indiana State Police
license fee
$30.00 $5.00 $20.00


$40.00 $15.00 $60.00
“unlimited” denotes issued for protection of life and property
“qualified” denotes “hunting & target practice” with restriction per Indiana Code

Fingerprinting will be required to complete the form. The applicant is responsible for forwarding all material with money order to the Indiana State Police and it may take 4 to 6 business weeks to receive a license (new or renewal).

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