Acquire a Handgun

A permit is required in order to acquire a pistol from a federal firearms dealer. Application for this permit must be made in the city in which you reside, or the county sheriff if there is no local police department.

Woodbury Residents

If you are a Woodbury resident, you may obtain an application from the Woodbury Police Department located at 2100 Radio Drive. Stop by the Department during business hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applications should be dropped off in person with valid state identification (ID) showing your current Woodbury address. Allow 7 days to process your application. There is no fee. Upon approval, your permit will be valid for one year.

You may also apply via mail:

  • To fill out and print your application, access the Permit to Purchase or Transfer Application (PDF)
  • Attach a photocopy of your driver's license to the completed application and mail to:
    Woodbury Public Safety
    Attn: Gun Permits
    2100 Radio Drive
    Woodbury, MN 55125

Your application will be processed and, pending approval, you will receive your permit via United States Postal Service (USPS) to your home address.

State Statute

For more information on related laws, view MN Statute 624.713.