Minnesota State Statute 624.714 relating to the Minnesota Citizen's Personal Protection Act allows qualified individuals to obtain a permit to carry a pistol in the state.
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You may apply for a permit to carry a firearm by completing the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application for a Permit to Carry a Pistol
Applications are also available at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.
You must submit applications
in person at the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Center located at 101 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN
Office hours are Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Applicants must submit the following items when presenting at the Adult Detention Center with application(s):
Late Fee Renewal:
Personal Data Change (address/name):
Re-issue Due to Loss/Destruction:
Emergency Permit Issue:
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will post a list, when available, of training instructors and/or courses that have been validated by the BCA Superintendent and the County Sheriffs as qualified pistol training pursuant to Minnesota State Statute
If you are an instructor and wish to be included on the web site, please download and complete the application below and submit it to the BCA along with requested documentation to the address listed on the instructions.
Application for Business Organization or Government Entity Approval to Certify Firearms Instructors
Minnesota Statute 624.7131 places restrictions on firearm purchases and transfers. You may apply for a Permit to Purchase or Transfer a Firearm by completing the
Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer and bringing it to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Center at 101 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Applications are also available at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.
There is no charge for this application process.
If you already possess a valid Permit to Carry MN Statute 624.7131 subd 9 constitutes a transferee permit and states: