A Minnesota firearm bill of sale is a receipt for the purchase of a gun that was sold in a private transaction. A buyer isn’t required to have a permit or to undergo a background check if they’re purchasing a firearm from a private seller; however, they will need a permit to carry a handgun outside of their property. The bill of sale should include the firearm’s purchase price, description, and serial number, as well as the signatures and contact information of both parties. In some circumstances, the seller may accept trade in place of payment, in which case, a description of the traded item(s) should be provided.
- Firearm laws – §§ 624.711 to 624.7192 (Firearms)
- Background check required? No.
- Permit required to purchase? If purchased from a federally licensed dealer, a Permit to Carry or Permit to Purchase is required for the purchase of handguns only. No permit is required when a firearm is purchased privately.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 624.714
In Minnesota, individuals over twenty-one (21) can legally carry a concealed handgun if they have a valid Permit to Carry. Gun owners are required to complete firearms safety training with a certified instructor to obtain a permit. Once the requisite training has been completed, eligible residents can apply for a permit by submitting a Permit to Carry Application to the county sheriff in their area of residence. A state driver’s license, photo ID, or US passport will be required. The application fee will vary depending on the county; however, the amount cannot exceed $100.