Permit to Purchase Firearms

How to apply for a permit to purchase firearms

  1. Fill out and sign the application found below.  Make sure you sign in all four signature spots.  You can use a digital copy of your own signature but you cannot just use a script font to create a signature.
  2. Return the completed, signed application AND a copy of your driver's license or ID using one of the following methods:
  3. **In-person at the info desk in City Hall
  4. **In the drop box located outside the main door of City Hall.  Please make sure the application and copy of your driver's license or ID are in a sealed envelope with "Gun Permit" written on the outside.
  5. **By mail to:  Gun Permit, C/O Maplewood Police Department, 1830 County Road B E, Maplewood, MN 55109
  6. **by email to:
  7. There is no charge for obtaining a Permit to Purchase
  8. Applicant must be a Maplewood resident
  9. Application approval may take up to 7 business days and is dependent on a detailed background check.  If your application is approved, your permit to purchase card will be mailed directly to your home address.  If you are denied, you will receive a letter stating why.
  10. A MN permit to Purchase is valid for 1 year. The process for renewing is the same as the initial application.

Minnesota State Statute
For more information on related laws, view MN Statute 624.713