Gun Permit

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Permit to Purchase/Transfer a Firearm


To apply for a permit to purchase or transfer a firearm you must be a Hastings resident and your driver's license must reflect your current home address. You may print the application below and submit it in person or by mail, along with a copy of your driver's license, to the Hastings Police Department, 150 3rd Street East, Hastings MN  55033.  If you submit the application by mail we ask that you provide an email address so we may email your application receipt to you.     


There is no fee for the permit or to apply for a permit to purchase, but you must provide your driver's license with your application.     


Once your application is submitted it takes approximately 7-10 days to process it.  A criminal history, Department of Human Services (DHS), and local background check will be conducted.  After your application has been processed you will be mailed your permit or a denial letter.  The permit is valid for one year. 

An incomplete application will be denied. 

MN Firearm Application Permit to Purchase/Transfer


Permit to Carry a Handgun

To obtain a Permit to Carry, Hastings residents must fill out a Permit to Carry Application and submit it to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.   

Permit to Carry Reciprocity

Under Minnesota Law, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is required to publish a list of states which have handgun carry permit laws that are not similar to Minnesota's permit-to-carry law.