Gun permits

You can apply for a permit to purchase a gun or other firearm at the Minneapolis Police Department Licensing Division.

Permit to purchase a gun or other firearm

 

To purchase a gun or other firearm, you must get a permit. You can file a permit with:

  • The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Licensing Division
  • A dealer when purchasing a gun or other firearm

We require a background check

  • A background check is part of the permit process to buy a gun or other firearm.
  • You can contact the Licensing Division to ask about the status of your background check.

Rules and restrictions

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) explains the permit process and rules.

See Permit to Purchase/Transfer

To apply for a permit to purchase

We do not have walk-in window service available at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

  • Download and complete an application form from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Make a copy of one of the four accepted official forms of identification:
    • Minnesota Driver's License
    • Minnesota Identification Card
    • United States Military Identification Card
    • Passport
  • Mail the completed application with a copy of one of the acceptable forms of identification to the Licensing Division

 Visit the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension site and download the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application Form

 

Permit to carry

 

 

The Hennepin County Sherriff's Office issues all "conceal and carry" permits in Hennepin County.

Learn about permits to carry a handgun

Contact us

Minneapolis Police Department Licensing Division

Phone

612-673-3002

Address

Minneapolis City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 1A
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389

Service hours

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Minneapolis Police Department

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday