Go visit your local PD. You have to fill out a form, have a background check, have your fingerprints done, and they will do a FBI record check. The permit lasts 5 years, If you are 21 I recommend getting a pistol permit. It is the same form, and the same cost. So you may as well get that too. You just need to have a hand gun safety course. Mine cost 35 bucks. The permit is 100.