Handgun Information

Permit to Purchase

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office processes Permit to Purchase applications for its cities and townships, with the exceptions of Cloquet and Moose Lake. Permits to Purchase for those cities are handled by their respective police departments. There is no fee to apply for a Permit to Purchase.

Permit to Purchase applications (PDF) may also be obtained from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office.

Cloquet & Moose Lake

Permit to Purchase applications for residents of the City of Cloquet may also be picked up at the Cloquet Police Department.

Permit to Purchase applications for residents of the City of Moose Lake may also be picked up at the Moose Lake Police Department.

Permit to Carry

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all Permits to Carry issued in Carlton County. Each application (PDF) is subjected to records checks through the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Once those checks have been completed, applications are given to the Sheriff for approval. There is a $100 non-refundable fee to apply for a Permit to Carry (PDF).

Permit to Carry applications may also be obtained from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office.