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).  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 thirty 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. 

There is no charge for a permit to purchase/transfer application.

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