Minnesota Permit to Carry Application Information

  • You must present a current Minnesota driver’s license, state issued ID or Passport (or a legible photo copy).
  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • You must present a current certificate of completion of the Permit to Carry Class. (these certificates are valid for one year from the date it was issued).
  • Applications must be filled out completely, incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in getting denied.
    Do not sign your application until you are at the Sheriff’s office.
  • Application approval may take up to 30 days and is dependent on a detailed background check. If your application is approved your card will be mailed directly to your home address.  If you are denied, you will receive a letter stating why.
  • A Minnesota Permit to Carry is valid for 5 years. 

Minnesota Permit to Carry Applications are available to download online and at your local county Sheriff’s office.

Where to Apply - You must apply in person, in the county of your residence. Mailed applications are NOT accepted.


Carver County
606 E 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318 (map)
(952) 361-1212

Hennepin County (Downtown)
350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (map)
(763) 391-5100

Hennepin County (Brooklyn Park)
9401 83rd Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 (map)
(763) 391-5100

McLeod County
801 10th St E, Glencoe, MN 55336 (map)
(320) 864-3134

Scott County
301 Fuller St S, Shakopee, MN 55379 (map)
(952) 496-8300

Wright County
3800 Braddock Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 (map)
(763) 682-1162