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**Information regarding services during COVID-19**
Effective Monday, March 30 through April 10, the Washington County Sheriff’s will be closing the front window at the Law Enforcement Center.
This modification will be made in an effort to limit the exposure of our residents and staff to the COVID-19 virus. This will mean a change in gun permits and civil process.
Please click on the tabs below for the most up-to-date information on temporary service changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Permit to Carry during COVID-19
We will not be taking any new Permit to Carry applications between March 30 and April 10. Any Permit to Carry applications that were accepted prior to March 30 will be processed within 30 days.
Permit to Purchase during COVID-19
Permits to purchase will be accepted via U.S. mail. See the Permit to Purchase During COVID-19 link and follow the instructions.
*Please note, failure to complete the application form and include your signature in all necessary locations will result in a delay in the processing of your application. The statutory processing time will not start until the mailed application is received by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.*
The application form can also by requested by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include a color photocopy of your driver’s license or government issues identification (both front and back)
Permit to Purchase (7 day processing)
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will process applications for Permit to Purchase a pistol or semi-automatic military-style assault weapons from residents of Washington County who live in one of the following cities or townships:
|Hugo||Lake Elmo||Lake St. Croix Beach||Lakeland||Lakeland Shores|
|Landfall||Mahtomedi||May Township||Marine on St. Croix||Scandia|
|Pine Springs||St. Mary’s Point||Stillwater Township||West Lakeland Township||Willernie|
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be working on resuming permit to carry application processes after April 10 in a different format that may include applications by appointment.
Any other questions, call 651-430-7600
If you wish to have the Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit serve your paper, please follow the instructions found in the link below
Service of Process Information (Download)
Attention Minnesota Government Agencies
Please email your documents (preferred method) to: email@example.com or fax to: 651-430-7633
We ask that you please give a description line with paper type and name of party being served. You MUST include your name and contact telephone # - Please do not use language such as ‘Hennepin County’. Give us your name and telephone number to contact you if we have issues.
Private and Public Attorney Offices (and Out of State Gov’t Agencies)
- Apply via U.S. Mail
- Complete the Instruction form. Note: we will only attempt service at one address-please only list the address you would like us to attempt.
- You must include a check for $70 per person (if two people live at the same address and you need Both served the fee is $140)
- If you have a Fee Waiver signed by a judge, you must include a copy with your paperwork.
- We do not guarantee service and fees are non-refundable
- If you have a court date, be sure this court date is no less than two weeks out. Many documents must be served several days before the court date. Be sure to check the statute for your paper type to see when it needs to be served by.