What are the requirements to receive a handgun PURCHASE permit?

To apply for a permit to purchase a handgun you must:
•Be a resident of St. Anthony or Lauderdale
•Be at least 18 years old
•Fill out the appropriate paperwork; and
•Pass all the background checks run on you as required by Minnesota State Statutes.
For a permit to CARRY you must contact the sheriff’s office in your county of residence.


If you reside in St. Anthony or Lauderdale, please complete the attached form.  We request that you initial each bullet pointed item to acknowledge that you have read the requirements.  Return the completed form in person or email to sapdrecords@savmn.com.  Once the background check is completed, we will need to see your driver’s license (to confirm your address) and either your passport or birth certificate.  If you have any questions contact our office at 612-782-3350 during business hours.

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1. Where is the St. Anthony Police Department located?
2. What hours are the Police Department offices open?
3. When should I call 911?
4. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
5. What does it cost to obtain copies of police data?
6. What do I do about an animal problem?
7. Do I need to license my pet?
8. Does the City have a noise ordinance?
9. Do door-to-door peddlers need a license in St. Anthony?
10. What can I do if I see an abandoned vehicle in my area?
11. What are the Parking Regulations?
12. What if I need to park on the street over 24 hours?
13. If I am involved in a car accident, do I need to call the police?
14. What are the requirements to receive a handgun PURCHASE permit?
15. Can I get fingerprinted at the police department?
16. What are the curfew laws?
17. Can I request a St. Anthony Police Department Patch?
18. Do you distribute police patches to collectors?