Forms

Firearms Permit Applications

Permit to carry applicants must download and complete both the Permit to Carry Cover Page and the Application for Permit to Carry. Permit to purchase applicants must download and complete the Application for Permit to Purchase or Transfer.

When applying for a Permit to Purchase:

  • If you live within city limits of a city with a police department, you will need to apply at that city police department.
  • If you live outside of city limits and within Benton County, you will need to apply at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

COVID-19 response and gun permits

Social distancing best practices have required us to restrict access to our lobby. We have made the following changes to our acceptance of gun permits to protect our staff and the general public:
  • Permits to purchase or transfer a pistol may be submitted to our office via US Mail or via email at sheriff.inbox@co.benton.mn.us.
  • We have installed a drop box in our lobby vestibule to accept applications for permits to carry a pistol. Please download and read the instructions for using the drop box in the section above to ensure you have all the required documents prior to your arrival at our office.