Applicants for permits to purchase handguns must apply in person to the police department in the city in which they live. They must also present a valid Minnesota driver’s license or identification card with their current address. If the applicant does not live in a city, they must apply at the Sheriff’s Office of the county they reside. City of St. Cloud residents may apply for a Permit to Purchase (not a Permit to Carry) at the St. Cloud Police Department, 101 11th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303. The Information Desk is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.