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Permit to Purchase

The North Branch Police Department issues permits to purchase/transfer firearms for residents residing within the city limits of North Branch.  If you have a North Branch mailing address but live outside of the city limits, you must apply for a permit to purchase/transfer through your local sheriff's office. The police department does not issue permits to carry firearms.  All Chisago County residents must apply for permits to carry through the Chisago County Sheriff's Office.  For online information regarding permits to purchase/transfer see

If you wish apply for a permit to purchase/transfer, please complete a permit to purchase form and submit the form to the North Branch Police Department.  You may either drop off the form in person during business hours, fax the form to 651-674-2423, or email the form to our Administrative Assistant, Rebecca Martin, at  A copy of your ID will also be required.  It will take 5 to 7 days to process the permit and you will be notified via phone or email when it is ready. There is no charge for the permit.

Click here for the Minnesota permit to purchase/transfer firearm form. 

****The Chisago County Sheriff's Office handles Permit to Carry applications for all county residents.  If you wish to apply for a permit to carry, please contact the Chisago County Sheriff's Office at 651-213-6300 or 313 N. Main St, Center City, MN.

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