Permit to Purchase
Where to ApplyThe McLeod County Sheriff's Office will process applications for permits to purchase a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon from residents of McLeod County who live in one of the following cities or townships:
|Acoma Township||Penn Township|
|Bergen Township||Rich Valley Township|
|Collins Township||Round Grove Township|
|Glencoe Township||Sumter Township|
|Hale Township||Winsted Township|
|Hassan Valley Township||City of Biscay|
|Helen Township||City of Plato|
|Hutchinson Township||City of Stewart|
|Lynn Township||City of Silver Lake|
Applicants who live in a city that is served by a full-time police department must contact their police department to apply for a permit to purchase a handgun.
Application RequirementsPermit to Purchase/Transfer can be dropped off or submitted through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Identification is not required. Applicants must be 21 years of age to purchase a hand gun and 18 years of age to purchase a military style assault rifle. Most people can pick up, complete, and submit the application in one short visit to the Sheriff's Office.
The chief of police or sheriff shall issue a transferee permit or deny the application within seven days of application for the permit. The chief of police or sheriff shall provide an applicant with written notification of a denial and the specific reason for the denial. The permits and their renewal shall be granted free of charge.
For complete information regarding Minnesota State Law governing the transfer of a pistol or military style assault weapon, view the Minnesota Statutes.