Gun Permits

Permit to Purchase

Where to Apply

The  Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office will process applications for permits to purchase a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon from residents of Lac qui Parle County.

Application Requirements

A Permit to Purchase/Transfer must be submitted in person by the applicant with identification. Applicants must be 21 years of age to purchase a hand gun and 18 years of age to purchase a military style assault rifle. Most persons can pick up, complete, and submit the application on one short visit to the Sheriff’s Office.

The chief of police or sheriff shall issue a transferee permit or deny the application within seven days of application for the permit. The chief of police or sheriff shall provide an applicant with written notification of a denial and the specific reason for the denial. The permits and their renewal shall be granted free of charge.


Permit to Carry

General Information

  • Applications for Permits to Carry a firearm will be processed by the Sheriff’s Office.
  • The Permit to Carry application fee in Lac qui Parle County is $100. The Sheriff’s Office will accept a personal check, or cash in the exact amount of the fee for the permit.
  • The initial permit will be valid for five years.
  • If you live in Minnesota, you must apply to the sheriff of the county in which you live, out of state applicants may apply at any of the 87 counties in the state.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Applicants must complete the state application, pay the fee, submit the form in person, and pass the background / criminal history check requirements.
  • Applicants must provide proof of firearms training by a certified instructor that includes fundamentals of pistol use, actual shooting qualification exercise, and instruction in the fundamental legal aspects of pistol possession, carry, and use including self-defense and the restrictions on use of deadly force. Please note that training must have been completed no more than one year prior to your application date. The Sheriff’s Office must act on the application within 30 days of receipt of the completed application packet.