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 763-424-5000.

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.
  • Completed applications must be returned in-person by applicant.
  • The application must be filled out completely. An incomplete or falsified application will be denied by the Chief of Police.
  • Blaine residents can apply in person at the Blaine Police Department, Monday through Friday, 8AM - 4PM.
    • 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.