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General Information

Report Fees:

Accident Report - $5.00
Call Report - $0.25 per page
Case Rerport - $0.25 per page
Photos - $1.00 per photo

Gun Permit Fees:

4yr permit - $10 local fee/$30 State fee
Lifetime permit w/valid permit - $40 local fee/$60 State fee
Lifetime permit w/o valid permit - $50 local fee/$75 State fee

Handgun Permit Instructions:

All applications for handgun permits must be started online. Please click on the firearms licensing link on the right hand side of this page to begin your application.


After you complete and submit your online application you will need to schedule and and have your fingerprints scanned electronically.

CLICK HERE FOR ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINT SCHEDULING

Please note there is an additional fee for the electrontic fingerprinting.

After you have submitted your application and completed your fingerprinting you may come into our administrative offices 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to complete your application process. No appointment is necessary.

PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR FINGERPRINTING TO COME IN TO PAY YOUR LOCAL FEE. We cannot process your application until the State receives your fingerprints.

You must be a resident of the City of Columbia City. If you live within the City limits of Churubusco or South Whitley you must completed your application at those respective Police Departments. If you are a resident of Whitley County and reside outside any city limits you must complete your application at the Whitley County Sheriff's Department.

Please bring with you your photo I.D. and payment for the local fee. If you have any questions please feel free to call our offices during our normal office hours.

Payment Types

We accept Cash, Check, or Money Order as payment for fees. We are not able to process Credit or Debit Cards.