Firearm Permits

How do I obtain a firearms permit to carry a handgun?
All applications for a permit to carry a handgun are made at the Sheriff’s Office. No applications for permits to carry are granted by local police departments. 
To make application you need

  • to apply in person,
  • have a copy of your gun safety training certificate,
  • and a copy of your driver’s license verifying your correct address.

Applications to carry are available at the Sheriff’s Office or can be downloaded from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) website. Click on the link below, if you can not click on the link, copy and paste it into your browser.
http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/Forms/Documents/CarryApplication06-01-05.pdf

There is no residency requirement for applying for a permit to carry. If you live in the State of Minnesota you may apply in the County where you live, or any Sheriff’s Office. if you live outside Minnesota you apply at any County within the State of Minnesota. The charge for a permit to carry is $100 and that fee is non-refundable if denied the permit. The department has 30 days to process the application.

How do I obtain a firearms permit to purchase a handgun? 
If you live in the jurisdiction of the Roseau County Sheriff’s Office, you make application for a permit to purchase a handgun at the Sheriff’s Office nearest you. Roseau County uses the same application that you can download from the BCA. Click the link below, if you can not click on the link then copy and paste it into your browser.
http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/Forms/Documents/MNUniformFirearmApp.pdf

If you reside within a city in Roseau County, you must apply at your local police department. Check with your local police department to find out what application form they use.

Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Office, you must have a copy of your drivers license or State identification card with your address on it. There is no charge for a permit to purchase. The department has seven (7) working days to process the application.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has many different forms. If you wish to view some of them, Click on the link below. If yoiu are unable to Click on the links you may copy and paste it into your browser.
http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/Forms/Documents/Form-Intro.html