Firearms Permits

Permits to Carry Firearms

Residents of Anoka County can apply for a permit to carry at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, call 763-324-5000.

Permits to Purchase Firearms

Permit Process

The application process takes approximately 7 days. When the permit process is complete, the permit will be mailed to the applicant.

To obtain a permit please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Permits to Purchase or Transfer Firearms Applications (PDF) are processed in the city of residency.
  • The application must be filled out completely. An incomplete or falsified application will be denied by the Chief of Police.
  • Disregard the section on Dealer Information.
  • A picture or photocopy of your driver’s license must be included with the application.
  • Paperwork can be:
    • Sent by mail to:
      Blaine Police Department
      10801 Town Square Drive NE
      Blaine MN 55449
    • By email to
    • Dropped off in the breezeway at:
      Blaine City Hall
      10801 Town Square Drive NE
      Blaine MN 55449
  • Questions can be directed the Blaine Police Department at 763-785-6168.

There is no fee for Permits to Purchase or Transfer Firearms (PDF).

Permit Validation Period
 Once approved, the Permit to Purchase is valid for one year and requires renewal on an annual basis.