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Gun Permits


Application to Purchase/Transfer

Permit to Purchase a Handgun/Transfer Ownership

Under Minnesota law, handgun transfers involve any sale, gift, loan, assignment or other delivery to another person. The transaction requires a permit to purchase issued by the police department in the city in which the recipient lives. The Sheriff's Office provides these permits for residents of Arden Hills, Gem Lake, Little Canada, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, and White Bear Township.

Application Permit to Carry

Permit to Carry

The Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 requires all residents to apply for and have a valid permit in order to carry a handgun in public in the state of Minnesota. By statute, the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for managing all permits to carry in Ramsey County.

Handgun

Renewal of Permit to Carry

The Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 requires all permit to carry holders to renew their permit every five years. The Sheriff’s Office is statutorily responsible for managing all permits renewals in Ramsey County.

Gun Safe

Gun Safety

Where a firearm is carried or the way a firearm is stored or used could expose a person or a permit holder to criminal prosecution. It is the responsibility of the firearm owner to ensure their firearm is legally carried and stored.

Permit to Carry

Maintaining Your Permit

State law requires permit holders to notify the Sheriff's Office of changes to their information or of a lost card.  Failure to do so can result in criminal penalty.

 

Upholding the Second Amendment and the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act

Open Letter From Sheriff Matt Bostrom - January 17, 2013  (pdf)

 



Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Minnesota's First Law Enforcement Agency - Established 1849

Sheriff Matt Bostrom