Bristol Police Department

Firearms Licensing

The Indiana Firearm Permit Application is now available online.  The online application is available on the Indiana State Police web site.  To access the application, CLICK HERE, complete the questions, and click SUBMIT to issue the request.  To complete the request, visit your local law enforcement agency Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm to sign the signature page, have fingerprints taken, and submit payment. 

Indiana State Law

After you submit your application, you will have the option to schedule an appointment with another company to take your fingerprints. Morpho Trust will provide fingerprinting to applicants using INkless, Indiana's Electronic Fingerprinting Network.  You can schedule an appointment to have your fingerprints done and can pay the state fee online.  Afterwards, you can come to the Bristol Police Department to submit your application and pay your local fee.

You will need to inform us if you had your fingerprints done by Morpho Trust or if you have an appointment scheduled. 

This entire process needs to be completed in 30 days or you will have to submit a new application.

Fees are:

Four Year Personal Protection
Local Fee - $10/$5 Refundable*
State Fee - $30

Lifetime Personal Protection/No Current License
Local Fee - $50/$30 Refundable*
State Fee - $75

Lifetime Personal Protection/Current Valid License
Local Fee - $40/$30 Refundable*
State Fee - $60

* 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.  State fee will be paid online and is separate from local fee.

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  • Interested in becoming a Police Officer in Bristol? Please complete our  Application and Questionnaire for consideration.  Both will need to be filled out and turned in for your application to be considered complete.
  • We are taking applications for our Mounted Officer (Posse) program.  Interested persons should fill out an application and questionnaire.