Services - Shooting Range and Training

Shooting Range

The Sherburne County shooting range and training facility was completed in May of 2005. This state-of-the-art facility was built to meet the increasingly demanding needs of the law enforcement community. There are two conference rooms set up for classroom activities and one of the rooms can also be used for teaching defensive tactics; it includes a built-in jail cell for teaching cell extraction.

Shooting Range

The indoor shooting range has 12 lanes, each of which is 50 yards long. For tactical training, the range can be set up to accommodate a 180-degree firing arc. All lanes can be used for full-auto weapons training. Lights, shooting distance and target movement can be controlled by individual shooters or by a single operator in the control booth. Lights, sirens and environmental variables can also be manipulated from the control booth.


Classes

  • Permit to Carry
    • no classes currently available - please check back

Applications for both permits to purchase and permits to carry are accepted Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at the Sheriff's Office (enter through Door B of the Sherburne County Government Center and follow the signs to the Sheriff's Office).

Applicants must arrive by 4:00 pm to ensure enough processing time.

For additional information, visit the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.


Shooting Range

Permit to Carry

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office issues handgun permits to carry for residents of Sherburne County.

All Sherburne County residents who want to apply for a permit to carry a handgun must do so in person through the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office.

Applicants must:

  • Apply in person
  • Be at least 21 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Provide photo ID (driver's license, state photo identification card or valid passport with photo)
  • Provide proof of firearms training by a certified instructor per MN statute 624.714, sub. 2a
  • Submit a completed state application with the required documents, and cash or check for the appropriate Carry Permit Fee.

We will conduct a series of background-related checks to assure you meet the eligibility requirements established by state law. Once those checks are successfully completed, a permit will be issued that is valid for five years and may be used to purchase a handgun statewide.

In addition, applicants must not be prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.
Additional information and frequently asked questions.

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Permit to Purchase or Transfer a Firearm

Those residents of the county who live in the cities of Elk River and St. Cloud must get permits to purchase from their local police department. Residents of Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Princeton and Zimmerman may get their permits at the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office.

Applicants must:

  • Apply in person
  • Be at least 21 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Provide photo ID (driver's license, state photo identification card or valid passport with photo)
  • Submit a completed state application.

We will conduct a series of background-related checks to assure you meet the eligibility requirements established by state law. Once those checks are successfully completed, a permit will be issued that is valid for one year and may be used to purchase a handgun statewide. Additional information and restrictions..

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Sheriff Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Sheriff
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Zimmerman Public Safety Bldg
26750 5th Street West
Zimmerman, MN 55398

Phone: 763-765-3500
800-433-5245
Fax: 763-441-7303

sheriff@co.sherburne.mn.us
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