Application Information

Permit to Carry Application Information

  • Apply Must person, in the county of your residence, mailed applications are NOT accepted.
  • You must present a current MN driver’s license, state issued ID or Passport or Military ID (or a legible photo copy).
  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • You must present a current certificate of completion of a MN Permit to Carry class taught by a BCA certified instructor (these certificates are valid for one year from the date it was issued).
  • Applications can be found below and are available at the Sheriff’s office.
  • Applications must be filled out completely, incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in getting denied. Do not sign 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 MN Permit to Carry is valid for 5 years.