Permit to carry a handgun


Gun Permits for individuals aged 18 - 20

The federal court has stayed the ruling to issue gun permits to individuals aged 18 - 20. Therefore, per the federal court, HCSO will not issue a permit to carry to those under 21 at this time. 

Minimum requirements for all applicants

  • At least 21 years old
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Allowed by law to keep firearms

Requirements for where to apply

The office you apply at depends on where you live:

  • Hennepin County residents apply for a permit through the sheriff’s office.
  • Other Minnesota residents apply in the county where they live.
  • Out-of-state residents can apply at any sheriff’s office in Minnesota.

Gun Permits Office

Phone: 612-348-8008