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Find information on and an application to obtain permit to carry a handgun in public at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/firearms-permit-to-carry.aspx
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The law regarding obtaining a permit to purchase a handgun has not changed.
To obtain a permit to purchase a handgun you must apply at the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. You must be 21 years of age, a resident of Rice County and have a Minnesota driver's license confirming your Rice County address. The permit will be processed within seven days from the time you apply. The criminal history of each applicant is checked. A record of conviction for certain crimes will be cause for denial of a permit.
To obtain an application for the permit, visit https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/firearms-permit-to-purchase-transfer.aspx
Trespass is the most frequent complaint landowners have against the recreational public. Always ask permission before entering private land.
Those who are trespassing are guilty of a misdemeanor, which is punishable by fines up to $1,000 and a sentence of 90 days in jail. If a landowner has a problem with trespassers, they should call the Sheriff's Office and a deputy or game warden will investigate the complaint.To contact non-emergency 24-hour dispatch, call 507-334-4391 or toll free 866-727-5299.
The use of ATVs in Rice County is governed by Minnesota State Statute 84.928 Operation Requirements; Local Regulation.
In Rice County is it unlawful to operate an all-terrain vehicle in county public rights-of-way from March 1 to Aug. 1. Find county ordinance 210 here.