Minnesota Citizen's Personal Protection Act
Minnesota State Statute 624.714 relating to the Minnesota Citizen's Personal Protection Act allows qualified individuals to obtain a permit to carry a pistol in the state.
You may apply for a permit to carry a pistol by completing the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application (Permit to Carry a Pistol) and submitting it in person to:
Goodhue County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center
430 West 6th Street
Red Wing, MN,
The office is open Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays. Applications are also available at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center.
The Applicant must submit the following items with the application:
- a completed application form, signed and dated by the Applicant;
- applicable fee (listed below), cash, check, or money order;
- an accurate photocopy of a certificate, affidavit, or other document that is submitted as the Applicant’s evidence of training in the safe use of a pistol that meets the requirements of Minnesota Statute 624.714;
- an accurate photocopy of the Applicant’s current driver’s license, state identification card, or the photo page of the Applicant’s passport.
Goodhue County Pistol Permit Fees Effective 01/01/2014:
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The following organizations provide handgun training in SE Minnesota. Please contact them for information regarding availability of training classes (list not all-inclusive and in alphabetical order):
- A & L Firearms Training Owatonna 507-413-2155
- Personal Protection Minnesota, LLC Rochester 507-254-6333
- Pine Island Sportsman Club, Pine Island 507-251-2577
- Premier Security, Inc. Rochester 507-281-4952
- Southern Minnesota Sportsman Club Rochester 507-282-9808
Permit to Purchase or Transfer Firearms
To learn more about purchases and transfers visit the BCA Permits to Purchase / Transfer webpage. Minnesota Statute 624.7131 places restrictions on firearm purchases and transfers.
Apply for a Permit
You may apply for a Permit to Purchase or Transfer a Firearm by completing the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application (Permit to Purchase or Transfer) and submitting it the police department of the city in which you live or to the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office if you live in rural Goodhue County or a city that contracts with Goodhue County for policing.
Goodhue County Sheriff's Office applications can be submitted at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center at 430 West 6th Street, Red Wing, MN, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays. Applications are also available at the Law Enforcement Center. Applications may also be mailed to the above address; they do not have to be submitted in person. If mailing an application, it should be directed to the attention of Kris Weiss.
There is no charge for this application process. If you have a Permit to Carry MN Statute 624.7131 subd 9 constitutes a transferee permit:
- Subd. 9. Permit to carry - A valid permit to carry issued pursuant to section 624.714 constitutes a transferee permit for the purposes of this section and section 624.7132.