The laws continue to change frequently regarding gun laws. A purchase permit is only needed if you are purchasing from a private seller. In order for one to obtain a permit to purchase a gun, the individual must come into the Sheriff's office to have a background check completed. Once the check is done, the purchase permit will be issued. The permit is good for 30 days. This is a 3 part form. The seller will fill out all of the pertinent gun information and will keep the "Seller" copy. The purchaser will keep the "Purchaser" copy, and the MSP copy must be returned to the Sheriff's Office within the next 10 days. If you are purchasing a firearm from a gun dealer, no permit is required. The background check will be completed at time of purchase.
For those wishing to apply for a CPL permit, a Concealed Pistol Safety Course must be completed. Our office usually has information on where these classes are held and will be posted in the Lobby. After completion, an application must be filled out and returned to the County Clerks Office, along with your $115.00 fee and proof of your course completion. A receipt will be provided to you and brought to this office so fingerprints can be done. Once a response comes back from the State Police, the County Clerk will issue your permit to you.