Permit to Purchase / Permit to Carry

Changes to Minnesota Gun Laws - 2023 Fact Sheet


 Minnesotata Satute 624.714


Permit to Purchase/Transfer

Pennington County residents may apply for a permit to purchase or a permit to carry by submitting the respected application to the Law Enforcement Center. There is no fee for a permit to purchase, and your permit will be acted on within 7-10 business days of receiving a completed application.  Purchase permits are good for one year from the date of issuance.        

Permit to Purchase/Transfer Application -  Permit to Purchase/Transfer Application pdf
Permit to Carry

There is a $100 fee for processing a new permit to carry and $75 fee for a renewal.  A permit is good for five years from the date of issuance.  Whether your permit is a renewal or a first-time issue, you must take a BCA approved class within one year of the date of application and provide a copy to our office.

Permit to Carry Application - Permit to Carry Application pdf pdf Permit to Carry Application pdf pdf 

*For more information on permit to purchase or permit to carry can be found at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.

New Direct Phone Numbers

The new Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate related questions.

Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Sentence to Serve (STS) / Wade Cota - 218-683-7001

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Assistant Jail Administrator / Jo Williams - 218-416-7098 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082