Gun Permits

Who can apply?

You must live within the city limits of Northfield. If you live outside the city limits, you must apply at the county sheriff’s office.

Background checks

The police department will conduct a series of background-related checks to assure you meet eligibility requirements established in state law.

How long is a permit valid?

A one-year Permit to Purchase a Firearm in Minnesota is issued upon review and approval of application.


Minnesota Permit to Purchase a Firearm Applications can be downloaded and completed using the universal state form.

Permit to Purchase a Firearm Application (PDF) 


No fee

Submitting applications

Completed forms must be turned in at the Police Department in person with a current valid ID.

Additional resources  

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension