The City of Peru, Indiana

Circus Capital of the World

Firearms Application Instructions

Instructions on completing the Online Application for a Firearms License

Please Visit the Website HERE
  1. Click on Resources (on left side of screen)
  2. Click on Firearms Licensing
  3. Click on Firearms License Application Process
Step #1:
Complete the Online Application
You will need to have an e-mail address so the Indiana State Police Firearms will be able to contact you.
***Make sure to answer all questions. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor and/or a felony be sure to answer yes. Your application could be denied if any answer is marked incorrectly. ***
At the end of the application, you will receive directions on how to schedule electronic fingerprinting (Step #2) and pay your state fee.
**It should be noted that the Peru Police Department does not have the capability to do your electronic fingerprinting**
Step #2:
Schedule your electronic fingerprinting through MorphoTrust. You will also be able to pay your fingerprinting charge at this time.
Step #3:
Contact the Peru Police Department. At that time the Peru Police Department will do a local background check. After your background check is complete you will be notified to come to the Peru Police Department to pay your local fee.
Step #4:
After you have paid your local fee the Peru Police Department will then transfer your application to ISP (Indiana State Police) for final review.
Step #5:
Once your application is approved, your permit will be sent to you via the U.S. Mail. If your application is rejected, you will be notified via the U.S Mail by ISP and you will receive instruction on how to file an appeal.
Fee Table:
4 Year Personal Protect $30.00 State Fee $10.00 Local Agency Fee
Lifetime Personal Protect; No Current License $75.00 State Fee $50.00 Local Fee
Lifetime Personal Protect; Current License $60.00 State Fee $40.00 Local Fee
Retired Corrections Officer Fee Exempt Fee Exempt
Retired Police Office Fee Exempt Fee Exempt

If you need to contact ISP Firearms, they can be reached at:

(317) 232-8264, or by emails: 

Contact Us

City Hall
35 S Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
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  • Phone: (765) 473-2150
  • Other: (765) 473-5522
  • Fax: (765) 473-8673
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