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 conveniently download an application below.
Helpful to Know
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.
Questions? Please contact our office at 952-496-8300 with any questions regarding Permits to Purchase.
What to include with your application: Please ensure the date written on the application is the date the application is submitted. You must also include a color photocopy of your driver's license or government issued identification (both front and back) along with your completed application.
Permit to Purchase applications are accepted by mail, email, or in person:
US Mail: Scott County Sheriff's Office ATTN: Gun Permits 301 Fuller Street South Shakopee, MN 55379