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Permit to Purchase a Handgun...

The Sheriff's Office will process applications for applicants who live in Aitkin County.
Below is a list of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) pertaining to Permits to Purchase a Handgun:

How do I apply for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

Stop at your local police department (if you live within the city limits) or sheriff's office during regular business hours to fill out an application or fill out an online application.  The completed application must be turned in to the proper police department/sheriff's office in person.

What do I need to provide along with the application?

Applicant needs to provide a current driver's license showing correct address.

What is the fee for the permit?

There is no cost associated with this permit.

How long is the permit valid for?

The permit is valid for 1 year.

How do I renew my permit?

The same process needs to be followed as if you were getting a new permit. Each time you apply (every year) a current driver's license is required.

How old do you have to be to apply?

The applicant must be at least 21 years of age.

How long does the application process take?

By state law the police department/sheriff's office has 7 days of receipt to either accept/deny the application.

How will I know if I've been approved for the permit?

If approved, your permit will be sent to you in the mail. If denied, you will receive a letter stating the reason.

*Other related information on the Permit to Purchase a Handgun:

NICS/Brady Law