Minnesota Permit To Purchase
St. Charles residents looking to obtain a firearm may fill out the Minnesota Permit to Purchase form and submit it to the St. Charles Police Department for processing. Feel free to fill out the form, print, date/sign, and bring to the Police Department during regular business hours. Please allow up to 7 calendar days for processing. You will be contacted once the permit is ready for pickup. BE ADVISED:
- If you reside outside of St. Charles’ city limits, you must submit your application to the Winona County Sheriff’s Office. We won’t be able to process your application.
- The St. Charles Police Department does not process any Permit to Carry applications. Permit to Carry applications are only processed by the Winona County Sheriff’s Office.
- Please ensure to sign and date all the required fields on the application. Failure to do so may result in delays in processing your application.
- Please ensure to fill out the application in its entirety. Failure to do so may result in delays in processing your application.
- The address listed on the application must match the one listed on the applicants current Minnesota State ID card. Applicants, be prepared to show your Minnesota State ID card when picking up your permit card.
- Applicants must pick up their permit to purchase card in person, unless prior arrangements are made with the Chief of Police. We will not mail any permit to purchase cards.
Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Report
Every driver involved in a crash resulting in $1,000.00 or more in property damage MUST COMPLETE the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Report and send it to Driver and Vehicle Services within 10 days (mailing address is listed on the form). Failure to provide this information is a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 169.09, subdivision 7.
Special Vehicle Permit Application Form (Golf carts, ATVs, Mini-Trucks, and UTVs)
Special Vehicle permit applications must be submitted to St. Charles City Hall for processing. Please make sure you read, sign, and date the acknowledgment form that accompanies this application; failure to do so may result in delays in processing your application.
If you live within city limits, a police officer will drop off your permit at the residence listed on the application and will have to inspect your special vehicle for required equipment.
If you live outside city limits, you will be notified when your permit is ready for pick up at City Hall, at which point arrangements should also be made for an officer to inspect your special vehicle for required equipment.
Complaint on a police officer
To file a formal complaint on one of our police officers, please contact Chief Pelaez at (507)-932-8020. For your convenience, here is the link to access our department’s policy on citizen’s complaint on a police officer.