Gun Permits

Permit to Purchase


View the Permit to Purchase Application (PDF).

Complete all the sections of the application except “Dealer Information.” Completed applications can be mailed/dropped off at the police department, or submit to the Police Department for review. You can submit the form online here. After your permit is approved, someone will call you to arrange a time for you to pick up your permit. You must bring your MN Driver’s License with you at that time. If your permit is denied, you will receive a letter in the mail.


Requirements for a permit to purchase a handgun are as follows:

  • Be a resident of the City of Winona
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Provide a valid Minnesota driver’s license or other picture ID - your driver’s license must reflect your current address
  • Successfully pass a criminal history check

The permit will be issued if all the conditions, as outlined above and prescribed by the State of Minnesota, are met.

Permit to Carry

Please visit the Winona County website for more information on permits to carry.

  1. Phone: 507-457-6302

  2. Kristy Baures

    Administrative Assistant

  3. Hannah Hilton

    Administrative Assistant