For permits to purchase a handgun, pick up an application at the St. Louis Park Police Department. Applicants must live in St. Louis Park and provide a photo ID as proof of residency. Permit approval takes about seven to 10 days, and permits are valid for one year. Application forms are also available at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Permits to carry a handgun are issued by all county sheriffs in Minnesota. Hennepin County residents may contact the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. If you have a valid permit to carry, you do not need to apply for a separate permit to purchase. For more information on permits to carry, visit: