Permit to Purchase

Permit to Purchase

​Residence requirements

Permit to Purchase applications are processed by the law enforcement agency that provides patrol services where you live. The Koochiching County Sheriff's Office processes applicants who reside in the county.

Applications for Permits to Purchase are accepted at:

Law Enforcement Center, 715 4th St International Falls, MN 56649

Age requirements

Permit to Purchase applicants must be at least 18 years old.


Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (closed holidays)​



Steps to complete an application

All applications must be submitted in person.

Complete Minnesota Permit to Purchase Application signed and dated by the applicant. You may complete the application prior to your arrival. Forms are also available at the Gun Permit Counters.

Provide current driver's license or state identification card.

Successfully pass the required background check.

These take up to 7 days to process.

For additional information, visit:

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Federal Bureau of Investigations

Minnesota Statute 624.712

Minnesota Statute 624.713

Minnesota Statute 624.714

Any questions? Please call 218-283-4416.