Gun Permit - Apply for Purchase/Transfer Permit

If you want to make a one-time purchase of a handgun from a dealer, and you do not have a permit to purchase, you might be able to apply directly at the gun shop where you will purchase the hand gun. The gun shop will require you to complete a consent form that allows them to conduct a name and date-of-birth background check. The gun shops are entitled to charge a fee for this service.

If you already possess a valid permit to carry a handgun, that permit constitutes a permit to purchase. You don't need to apply for a separate permit to purchase.

A Minnesota Permit to Purchase is valid for one (1) year. You must be an Olmsted County resident.

Please refer to Minnesota Statute 624.7131 for the laws governing your Permit to Purchase/Transfer.

Keep in mind

Due to Covid-19 the Adult Detention Center lobby is not open. Our process has changed. Read these instructions thoroughly.

Complete the Purchase/Transfer form 

Fill out the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer.

Deliver the form 

Mail the form with a copy of your ID the Adult Detention Center at the address below.

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
Adult Detention Center
101 4th Street SE
Rochester MN, 55904

The Sheriff's department will run a series of background checks. After you pass those checks, a one-year permit to purchase a handgun in Minnesota will be issued.

Complete the Purchase/Transfer form 

Fill out the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer.

Deliver the form 

Bring with you the completed form along with a copy of your valid identification (driver's license or state issued ID).

Deliver the form with a copy of your ID to the drop box that is located in front of the ADC entrance. This is the Government Center's door marked with a large B1.

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
Adult Detention Center
101 4th Street SE
Rochester MN, 55904

The Sheriff's department will run a series of background checks. After you pass those checks, a one-year permit to purchase a handgun in Minnesota will be issued.

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