REGARDING FIREARMS PERMITS
EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Office has temporarily stopped accepting Permit-to-Carry handgun applications. The Minnesota Permit-to-Carry law requires that an individual must submit their application in person. If we were to continue this required business practice, I believe it would expose the public and the employees that process the applications to an unnecessary risk of exposure to the virus. Public travel for the purpose of submitting an application in person would be contrary to Gov. Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-20, of March 25th, 2020.
We have developed a procedure to consider accepting applications from individual due to an emergency situation. This change in our business practice will not affect any previously submitted/accepted applications.
Our office will continue to accept online applications for Permits-to-Purchase/Transfer (also known as Permits-to-Acquire).
I appreciate everyone’s continued patience as we get through this pandemic together.
-Sheriff Ross Litman
In an effort to reduce the risk of spread of the COVID-19 ("Coronavirus"), St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office will not be accepting applications for Permits to Carry.
In addition, all Permits to Purchase must now be completed online. Permit to Purchase applications will not be accepted in person at our service windows.
Exceptions for emergency situations may be considered. An emergency situation will be defined as the following; the applicant is in an emergency situation that may constitute an immediate risk to the safety of the applicant or someone residing in their household. The applicant must submit a signed affidavit describing the emergency situation. Signed affidavits must be submitting via email to: SheriffsPSBRecords@StLouisCountyMN.gov
or by fax to (218) 726-2171.
Service window hours have been reduced to 9:00 – 10:30a.m. Monday – Friday only.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate the changing nature of this situation.
All Permits to Purchase must now be completed online.
Approved Permit to Purchase cards will be mailed to applicant's address noted on the completed application form.
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