Frequently Asked Questions

Permit to Carry and Permit to Purchase forms can be obtained from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (MN BCA) https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/firearms.aspx or under the "Forms" tab on our web site.

Permit to Carry applications can only be turned into the Sheriff's Office in Person by the applicant during normal business hours.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

** Attention Veterans & Active Military Personnel: If you are applying for a Minnesota Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon, you are now eligible for a discount.  In order to receive your discount, you must advise us of your status and provide proof of your veteran or current enlistment status at the time of application.  Please note that refunds will not be issued at a later date.  The Faribault County Sheriff's Office thanks you for your service.

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For Road Condition Information please call 5-1-1 or visit www.511mn.org 

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Questions and payments regarding traffic tickets should be directed to the MN Court Payment Center at 1-800-657-3611 (if calling from outside metro area) or 651-281-3219 (if calling from area code 612, 651, 763 or 952).  Or, visit the MN Court Payment Center web site at http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=3628

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Unfortunately the Sheriff’s Office is unable to notify every one personally of severe weather.  For residents in town a siren system is available for tornados warning and will be sounded during the start of the warnings.  These sirens will automatically turn off after a couple of minutes but the warning will still be in effect.  You should check a local media outlet or the National Weather Service for information about how long the Warning is in effect for.  A weather alert radio is the best place to be made aware of current and approaching weather conditions and all weather watches and warnings.  More information about weather radios can be obtained from the NOAA web site.  Local weather information can also be obtained from the NOAA site also.

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Burning permits can be obtained from the city hall of the fire district you live in.  The permits are valid for 1 year.  You must call in each day that you are actually burning.  You can call the Sheriff's Office when you burn.  Please have the name the permit is issued to along with your Township and Section Number when you call.  The Sheriff's Office phone number is 507-526-5148.

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