Permit to Carry Class


Registration for the Permit to Carry Class is a TWO step process:

  1. Visit the Activities page to register for a class, or to see if there are any classes currently being offered.
  2. Return to this page and then visit our Payment page to pay the non-refundable deposit (see below) for the class.

Fees for Class

Non-Refundable Deposit to be paid at time of registration:

  • $10.00 for full-time County employee, or
  • $20.00 for all other participants

Remaining Registration Fee after Deposit to be paid at the class (Only cash or check accepted at time of class):

  • $0.00 for full-time County employee
  • $30.00 for Veterans who have been honorably discharged
  • $50.00 for all other participants
  • Full payment can be made at the time of the non-refundable deposit if you choose.

Class Information

Participants will be instructed in:

  • Minnesota statutes governing permits to carry
  • Storage and transportation laws
  • Handgun basics, including handling and shooting
  • Types of ammunition
  • Handgun safety
  • Less-lethal options
  • Use of deadly force scenarios

Participants will spend time in a classroom setting and in the shooting range for the live fire qualification.

What will participants need to take this class?

  • Participants must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Legally able to obtain a handgun permit to acquire/carry per MSS § 624.714.
  • You must not be a fugitive from justice.
  • Must not be listed in the criminal gang investigation system.
  • Physical ability to complete course requirements.
  • Must have a gun with factory ammo, not personal reloads.
  • The Sheriff's Office does NOT have guns to rent.

Upon completion of your MN Permit to Carry Class, you will have received the required training to award you a certificate (good for 1 year) to take to your local Sheriff’s Office.

The class is carefully taught in a safe manner by a qualified instructor.


Sherburne County Sheriff Office
Range and Training Center
13880 Business Center Drive
Elk River, MN 55330
(Door J)