Gun Permits

Permits to Carry Handguns

The Minnesota Personal Protection Act took effect May 28, 2003, and the City of Minneapolis no longer issues permits to carry handguns. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is now responsible for issuing all permits to carry to residents of Hennepin County. More information on the Minnesota Personal Protection Act (Conceal and Carry) may be obtained at the following Hennepin County and State of Minnesota websites:

Hennepin County Sheriff

State of Minnesota

Permits to Purchase Handguns:

Applicants for permits to purchase handguns must apply in person to the police department in the city in which they live and present a valid Minnesota driver's license or identification card with their current address. If there is no police department, they must apply to the sheriff's office in the county in which they reside. Minneapolis residents may apply for a permit to purchase (not carry) in Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 5 th Street, Room 1, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Public service hours are:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM


Information and application forms may be obtained by following this link to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Firearms information page.


For additional information regarding permits to purchase, call the License Investigation Unit at (612) 673-3002 or e-mail us at

Last updated Aug 11, 2015