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 30 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 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.
  • The application can be found at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website.
  • 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 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.

Permit Validation Period

Once approved, the permit is valid for one year and requires renewal on an annual basis.