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Posted: 3/25/2021 11:37:11 AM EDT
Looking over the Handgunlaws.us it looks like I'll need a non-resident permit to carry to come visit again.

Some Sheriff's offices' web sites say they're not accepting mail-in applications. Anyone have any suggestions or places to look to see who has the fastest processing times for mail-in?

Thanks in advance!

Link Posted: 3/25/2021 11:57:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By homeyclaus:
Looking over the Handgunlaws.us it looks like I'll need a non-resident permit to carry to come visit again.

Some Sheriff's offices' web sites say they're not accepting mail-in applications. Anyone have any suggestions or places to look to see who has the fastest processing times for mail-in?

Thanks in advance!

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Per the statute, you must apply in person. You'll need to complete a permit to carry class with a MN BCA certified instructor. Dakota County is $75 (many counties charge the $100 max fee) and I believe they have a reputation for pretty quick permit processing.
Link Posted: 3/25/2021 2:35:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By macphisto:

Per the statute, you must apply in person. You'll need to complete a permit to carry class with a MN BCA certified instructor. Dakota County is $75 (many counties charge the $100 max fee) and I believe they have a reputation for pretty quick permit processing.
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They were pretty quick with mine. This was pre-covid and I'm a resident of the county, but they've always been quick with my applications.
Link Posted: 3/26/2021 10:22:46 AM EDT
Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 10:16:39 PM EDT
It probably depends more on where you are coming from, since (technically) all counties are shall issue.  I wouldn't drive to Dakota County if you're coming from someplace out west, or even south.  Pick a border county closest to your drive.  That's what I'd do.
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 5:09:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2021 9:15:14 PM EDT
Winona county was a quick turn around for my last renewal and they accepted it via mail.
Link Posted: 4/16/2021 8:10:37 AM EDT
In the very rural county I last submitted in turn around was 5 business days from submission to mailbox.
Link Posted: 4/22/2021 8:41:54 PM EDT
For renewals, is another class needed?
Link Posted: 4/22/2021 8:53:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By prebans:
For renewals, is another class needed?
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Yes.
ETA: renewal can be submitted up to 90 days before expiration, class must be taken within the year prior to renewal application. Shall issue in 30 days. OP, I am PM'ing you a known good rural county.

Must be submitted to the sheriff of county of residence if a resident permit holder, although that is not the case here. I think that covers about all of the relevant bits but if you need more info let me know.
Link Posted: 4/23/2021 8:21:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rat_Patrol:
Probably as long as you don't go to Hennepin/metro, just pick a rural county closest to you. I can't imagine any of them giving you grief.
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My assumption as well. The first county you come to across the state line (so long as it's not coming from Hudson) will probably be bright red. Doubt they'd give you any issues.
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