Permits and Applications

Alarm Permit

The City of Elk River adopted an alarm ordinance in 2009 requiring permits for residential and commercial alarm systems that are -monitored by a third party. Please contact the Elk River Police Department at 763-635-1260 for further information on how to obtain this permit.

Gun Permit 

The Elk River Police Department will once again be accepting walk-in Permit to Purchase applications. Applications can also be submitted using the following methods:

  • Fax it to 763-635-1250
  • USPS -  13077 Orono Parkway, Elk River, MN 55330

We are no longer accepting gun permit applications via email.

A Minnesota Uniform Firearm application must be completely filled out and submitted to the Elk River Police Department. You must be an Elk River resident to qualify. There is a seven (7) day waiting period before a permit will be issued to qualifying individuals. The seven-day waiting period will begin the day we receive the application in one of the above methods.

**Please note if you currently hold or plan to apply for a permit to carry; this permit also serves as a permit to purchase.

Hunting Application

Click here for the 2022 Deer Herd Management Archery Hunt information and application.

Applications for the landowner hunting permissions must be downloaded, completed, and then submitted to Sergeant Zabee via email or in-person to the Elk River Police Department.

Request for Reserve Officer Support

Click here if you are a business or organization requesting support from an Elk River Police Reserve Officer.

Trespass Notices

The Elk River Police Department no longer issues trespass notices on behalf of private businesses or private person. It is the responsibility of the private business or private individual to issue the trespass notice and retain this documentation. Click here to view the full update.