Two options: 1. Download the application from the Department of Public Safety web site (www.dps.state.mn.us), complete it and bring it in to the Police Department (bring ID to show you are the applicant). 2. Complete an application at the Police Department. You must reside in the City of Inver Grove Heights. Please allow seven to 10 business days to process the application. If you're approved, you will be contacted regarding your next step. If you're not approved, will will contact you to explain the reason for denial. A permit to acquire is valid for one year. Each year you must come in and renew your permit if you wish to purchase additional firearms. You don't need to renew your permit to continue to own current firearms.