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Applicants for permits to purchase handguns must apply in person to the police department in the city in which they live. They must also present a valid Minnesota driver’s license or identification card with their current address. If the applicant does not live in a city, they must apply at the Sheriff’s Office of the county they reside. City of St. Cloud residents may apply for a Permit to Purchase (not a Permit to Carry) at the St. Cloud Police Department, 101 11th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303. The Information Desk is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
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The Information Desk hours of operation:Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday and Sunday: Closed
Benton County Sheriff's Office (320) 968-7201Sherburne County Sheriff's Office (763) 241-2500Stearns County Sheriff's Office (320) 259-3700
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office, 807 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN, currently has a drop-box for old/unwanted prescription medications in their lobby.
Currently the St. Cloud Police Department does not provide this service. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office does provide fingerprinting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Call the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at (320) 259-3700 for more information.
Building tours are available by request. Please be sure to submit the request at least four weeks prior to the date of the tour.
Benton County Court: 615 Hwy 23, Foley, MN 56329 Phone: (320) 968-5205Sherburne County Court: 13880 Hwy 10 West, Elk River, MN 55330 Phone: (763) 765-4600Stearns County Court: 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN 56303 Phone: (320) 656-3620