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Accident Reports

Accident Reports can be purchased online at:
https://www.buycrash.com/Public/CommunitySearch.aspx

You may also purchase reports from the Sheriff’s Department in person during regular Office Hours.

Gun Permits

Firearms Licensing is performed by the Indiana State Police.  You will need to visit your local Law Enforcement Office to complete the Application Process.

Please complete your Online Application before going to your Local Law Enforcement Office.

You will need to have your fingerprints processed at MorphoTrust USA site.  They have 60 locations statewide.  Please use the following link to find a location near you and schedule your fingerprinting session: MorphoTrust USA

After you have completed your fingerprints, you will need to go to the following Department if:

  • you live in Bluffton City Limits
    Bluffton Police Department
    204 E Market St
    Bluffton, IN  46714
  • you live in Ossian City Limits
    Ossian Police Department
    507 N Jefferson St
    Ossian, IN  46777
  • you live in rural Wells County
    Wells County Sheriff Office
    1615 W Western Ave
    Bluffton, IN  46714

You will need to bring with you cash or money order for the Local Fee and the receipt given to you when your fingerprints were completed.

Handgun Licensing Fees
Licensce Type Local Fee State Fee
Four Year Hunting & Target $10 $5
Four Year Personal Protection $10 $30
Lifetime Hunting & Target / No Current License $50 $25
Lifetime Hunting & Target / Current Valid License $40 $20
Lifetime Personal Protection / No Current License $50 $75
Lifetime Personal Protection / Current Valid License $40 $60

 

Duplicate handgun license request and/or notification of name or address change form.

You can walk-in the Wells County Sheriff’s Office during regular Office Hours

Registered Sex Offenders

You can search for Registered Sex Offenders living in your area by Clicking Here

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office during regular office hours.

Registered Sex Offenders who live and work in Wells County are required by law to pay a $50 Annual Registration Fee.

Sheriff Sales

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