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Firearms Carry or Purchase Permits

If you have any questions regarding the Carry and Conceal permit process, contact the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office - Records Division, c/o Public Safety Building, 2030 N Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, telephone 218-336-4360.

  • Carry Permit: All applications for a permit to carry a handgun are made at the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office nearest you.  No applications for permits to carry are granted by local police departments.  There is no residency requirement for applying for a permit to carry.  That is to say, if you live in the State of Minnesota you must apply in the county where you live, if you live outside Minnesota you apply at any county within the State of Minnesota.  
  • Purchase Permit: If you live in the jurisdiction of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office (rural St. Louis County) you make application for a permit to purchase a handgun at the Sheriff’s Office nearest you.  

Carry Permit Purchase Permit

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 St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office located in Duluth, Hibbing or Viriginia, MN 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.  That is to say, if you live in the State of Minnesota you must apply in the county where you live, 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.

If you have any questions regarding the Carry and Conceal permit process, contact the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office - Records Division, c/o Public Safety Building, 2030 N Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, telephone 218-336-4360.

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