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Permit to Purchase/ConcealCarry

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Permit to purchase and permit to carry are two different things. Also, in MN we have a permit to carry. Concealment is a choice.

For my permit to purchase, I think I went to the local sheriff but can't remember for sure.

For a permit to carry, you'll need to get enrolled in a local training program to get certified and then you can buy the permit to carry. I believe that's how it works.


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Permit to purchase : if in metro , your local police chief

if rural your local Sheriff.

Permit to carry : Check local gun-shop for class info , take class and back to Law enforcement office to get permit

Cost for carry permit about $100 for class and about $100 for permit

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Ok -- since Otsego doesn't have a police unit, I have to go to the Wright County sheriff in Buffalo? Or can I just go into Elk River (Sherburne County)? Can only the government office for the county/city I live in get me the permit to purchase?

Thanks in advance

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Not positive , but I think you must go to your county Sheriff dept. A simple phone call to them will tell you what to do .

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You deal with the law enforcement agency that covers your house. If Otsego contracts with the Sheriff you deal with them for both the purchase permit and the carry permit. I don't know which county Otsego is in but that's who you deal with.

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If you live in Wright county, then you go to the Sherif there. They have the forms for you to fill out.

As is stated above, they are different. A puchase permit is free. You apply and wait 7-10 days to get your permit in the mail. A purchase permit is good for 1 year from the date it is issued.

With the carry permit, you take the class first. Then you go to the Sherif. And then the 7-10 days. Once you get your carry permit, it also acts as a purchase permit. Unlike a perchase, with a carry you have the permit for 5 years, therefor can buy for 5 years. They do run you between $100-$125, so with the cost of the class it is right around $200 just to get to the point of purchase.

The 7-10 days is just a guidline. If you clear the backround quickly, you may get it sooner. I used to get my purchase permit renuals in about 4-5 days. My carry permit was actualy mailed the day I applied.

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