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Apply for a new or renewal permit

In-person appointment required

For new and renewal applications you must make an appointment and come in person.

A permit to carry is good for five years.

Documents and other items to bring to your appointment

  • If you can’t print and bring an application with you, we have them on site.
  • Completed and printed – not signed or dated – application. Sign and date it in person. Permit to carry application (PDF) View 
  • Training certificate from a course authorized by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Must be issued no more than one year before your appointment date.
  • Driver’s license or other government ID with your current address
  • Payment: cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. Credit card payments include 2.5% convenience fee to credit card provider.

New permit


Renewal permit


You can renew a permit up to 90 days before it expires.

Late renewals

A permit is not valid once it expires.

You can renew your expired permit for a higher fee.

1 to 30 days after expiration


31 or more days after expiration


Appointment hours and locations


Phone: 612-348-8008

Make an appointment at Minneapolis

Minneapolis City Hall, Room 22
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Gun Permit Unit
350 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Park

Phone: 612-348-8008

Make an appointment at Brooklyn Park

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Headquarters
9401 83rd Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Spring Park

Phone: 612-348-8008

Make an appointment at Spring Park (Tuesdays only)

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Water Patrol Unit
4141 Shoreline Drive
Spring Park, MN 55384

Tuesday only
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Change or cancel appointment

If you need to cancel more than 24 hours before your appointment time, you can edit your appointment in your confirmation email.
If it’s less than 24 hours before your appointment time, email us at or call us at 612-348-8008.

Processing time

We have 30 days to process and mail a permit to carry, or to deny the application for a permit to carry.

If you don’t hear from us within 30 days, bring all your paperwork to one of our gun permit locations. You don’t need an appointment. We can only give limited information by phone.

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