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 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.

Permit Application 

Submit 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

Email: [email protected]

In person:
Scott County Sheriff's Office
Law Enforcement Center
2nd Floor Records
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379