Permit to Purchase or Transfer a Firearm

Permit to Purchase / Transfer a Firearm

Residents who reside within the city limits of Belle Plaine, Elko New Market, Jordan, New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage, and Shakopee should apply for a Permit to Purchase at their respective police departments. All other Scott County Residents (rural townships and City of Credit River) may pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION.  

Permits to Purchase a Firearm must be renewed every 12 months.

The Sheriff’s Office will conduct a series of background related checks to assure you meet the eligibility requirements established in state law. Once those checks are complete, a permit will be issued that is valid for one year and may be used to purchase a handgun statewide.

Permit to Purchase applications are accepted via:

U.S. Mail:
Scott County Sheriff's Office
ATTN:  Gun Permits
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379


In person:
Scott County Sheriff's Office
Law Enforcement Center
2nd Floor Records
301 Fuller Street South

Shakopee, MN 55379

Note: Please make certain that the date written on the application is the date the application is submitted.  Also, please include a color photocopy of your driver's license or government issued identification (both front and back) along with your completed application.

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Please contact our office at 952-496-8300 with any questions regarding Permits to Purchase.