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Handgun Permits

Permit to Purchase 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. If you are a Cottage Grove resident, you may obtain an application from:

Cottage Grove Police Department
12800 Ravine Parkway South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Stop by the department during business hours, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications must be dropped off in person with valid state ID showing your current Cottage Grove address. Allow 10 business days to process your application. There is no fee. Upon approval, your permit will be valid for one year.

Permit to Purchase/Transfer

Permit to Carry a Handgun
It is against the law for any person -- other than a law enforcement officer who has authority to make arrests -- to carry, hold or possess a pistol in a public place or public area without first having obtained a permit to carry the pistol.

Applications for Permits to Carry a Handgun are processed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.