Gun Permits

IMPORTANT - We process Kanabec county resident applications and out-of-state permit to carry applications only.
In an effort to respond to our current health threat, Kanabec county gun permits will be done electronically. Download the appropriate form via the links below, fill it out and either scan and email or send via US mail to:

Kanabec County Sheriff's Office
18 N Vine St
Suite #143
  Mora,MN  55051


Firearm Permits


How do I get a Permit to Purchase?

  • You can apply in person at the Sheriff’s office
  • Applicants must present a current MN driver’s license, state issued ID or Passport (or a legible photo copy)
  • Applicants must be a resident of the state of MN (Your Driver’s license must be from MN, and MN must be considered your permanent residence)
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old to purchase handguns, or 18 years old to purchase semi-automatic rifles
  • Permit to Purchase applications can be found here and are available at the Sheriff’s office.
  • There is no charge for obtaining a Permit to Purchase.
  • Application approval may take up to 7 days and is dependent on a detailed background check. If your application is approved your card will be mailed directly to your home address. If you are denied, you will receive a letter stating why.
  • A MN Permit to Purchase is valid for 1 year.  The process for renewing is the same as the initial application
How do I get a Permit to Carry?    
        
  • You must apply in person at the Kanabec County Sheriff’s office located at: 18 N Vine St, Suite 143
  • You must present a current MN driver’s license, state issued ID or Passport (or a legible photo copy)
  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You must present a current certificate of completion of a MN Permit to Carry class taught by a BCA certified instructor (these certificates are valid for one year from the date it was issued)
  • A Permit to Carry in Kanabec County costs $90.00, payable by cash or check; please have the payment with you when you come to apply.
  • Applications can be found here and are available at the Sheriff’s office.
  • Applications must be filled out completely, incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in getting denied
  • Application approval may take up to 30 days and is dependent on a detailed background check. If your application is approved your card will be mailed directly to your home address.  If you are denied, you will receive a letter stating why.
  • A MN Permit to Carry is valid for 5 years
        

How do I renew my MN Permit to Carry?            

  • You must apply in person at the Kanabec County Sheriff’s office located at:   18 N Vine St, Suite 143, Mora, MN. You must present a current MN driver’s license, state issued ID or Passport (or a legible photo copy)  
  • You must be at least 21 years old You must take another permit to carry class to renew and present a current certificate of completion of a MN Permit to Carry class taught by a BCA certified instructor (these certificates are valid for one year from the date it was issued)
  • Applications can be found here and are available at the Sheriff’s office.
  • Applications must be filled out completely, incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in getting denied
  • Application approval may take up to 30 days and is dependent on a detailed background check. If your application is approved your card will be mailed directly to your home address. If you are denied, you will receive a letter stating why.
  • Renewal fee is $75
                  

What do I need to do if I have a Permit to Carry and my address or name has changed?  

  • You can update your information in person at the Sheriff’s office
  • You must bring proof that you have changed your address and/or name at the DMV first- so you will need to bring your updated driver’s license or yellow DMV receipt
  • You also need to bring your current Permit to Carry card
  • You will need to complete just the first page of the Permit to Carry application. Applications can be found here (first page only) and are available at the Sheriff’s office.
  • You are not required to get a new card if your data changes. However, if you would like one, new cards are available for $10. 
  • There is no fee if you only want to notify us of your data change.
  • You will receive your updated Permit to Carry via mail within 10 business days.

FAQs The Gun Permit division at the Kanabec County Sheriff’s office can be reached at 320-679-8410.

                
  • When can I come into the Sheriff’s office and apply?  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (excluding weekends and holidays)
  • We are located in on the first floor of the Kanabec County Courthouse
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  • For more detailed information about gun permits and answers to frequently asked questions, you can also visit the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's website here.      
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  • For information about transferring ownership of firearms and federal firearms laws please visit the ATF’s website here.    
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  • For information about your MN Permit to Carry and reciprocity please  visit BCA's website here.