Permit to Purchase
Permits to Purchase are available through the Renville County Sheriff's Office for residents of Bird Island, Franklin, Morton, Sacred Heart and other residents living outside of an incorporated city in Renville County. If you live in one of the other cities in Renville County, you may obtain your Permit to Purchase through your local police department.
Minnesota state law (Statute 624.714) establishes criteria for Permit to Purchase a Handgun/Transfer Ownership, Permit to Carry, and Renewal of Permit to Carry.
The firearms background investigation process involves a review of each application as it applies to state and federal criteria. Exclusion criteria for issuing and renewing firearms permits is listed here.
You may apply for a permit to purchase a pistol by completing the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application - Permit to Purchase/Transfer (link above) and submitting it in person to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM (excluding holidays). Applications may be downloaded using the above link and are also available at the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, 105 5th Street South, Suite 210, Olivia, MN 56277.
A Permit to Purchase is issued at no cost and is valid for no more than one year.