How do I obtain a permit to purchase a firearm?
The law regarding obtaining a permit to purchase a handgun has not changed. To obtain a permit to purchase a handgun you must apply at the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. You must be 21 years of age, a resident of Rice County and have a Minnesota drivers license confirming your Rice County address. The permit will be processed within seven to ten working days from the time you make application. The criminal history of each applicant is checked. A record of conviction for certain crimes will be cause for denial of a permit.
You can obtain an application for the permit at: