Public hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 3:30pm
Police reports can be requested in person or online.

In Person                 
367 Grove Street                 
Saint Paul, MN 55101

1st Floor Customer Service window

Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am-4pm (excluding holidays)

  • Fee is 25 cents per page, up to 99 pages; over 100 pages & more will be actual cost

Online, using the Saint Paul Data Practices Center

  • Visit: https://www.stpaul.gov/datarequest
  • Click on the “Data Practices Request” button
  • Create an account of login
  • Fill out an easy form
  • Attach a copy of your state driver’s license/ID, passport, or military ID if you are the “subject of the data”
  • Submit your request
  • Fee is waived for Data Practices Center report requests (this does not apply to reports of 100 pages or more, body-worn camera videos, closed circuit television videos, in-car camera videos, audio, or transcripts)

We will process your request as soon as possible and email it to you.  Per MN Data Practices Law (Chapter 13), if you are the data subject, we must respond to your request within 10 business days.  If you are not the data subject, it may take up to 30 business days to process your data request.

If you have any questions, please call the Records Unit at 651-266-5700.


Permit to Purchase applications can be submitted in person or via mail.

Effective August 1st, 2023, the response time for application has been extended from 7 days to 30 days. 

         §624.7131 subd 5, updated by 2023 Regular Session Chapter 52, Article 13, Section 1: 

         Subd. 5, Granting of Permits.

         (a) The chief of police or sheriff shall issue a transferee permit or deny the application within seven 30 days of application for the permit.

In Person

367 Grove Street                 
Saint Paul, MN 55101

1st Floor Customer Service window

Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am-4pm (excluding holidays)

  • Application form will be provided
  • Please bring one of the following accepted official IDs:
  1. MN Driver’s License
  2. MN ID Card
  3. US Military ID
  4. Passport
  5. Proof of Residency via official mail received at residence if not using a MN Drivers’ License or ID Card (utility bill, lease, etc.)

Via Mail

  1. MN Driver’s License
  2. MN ID Card
  3. US Military ID*
  4. Passport*

*Proof of Minnesota residency via official mail at residence not using a MN Driver’s License or ID Card

Mail the completed application with a copy of one of the acceptable forms of ID (and proof of residency if necessary) to:

Records Unit - Gun Permit                 
367 Grove Street                 
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Applications must be legible and filled out thoroughly and the photos must be clear in the photocopy, otherwise your application may be delayed.  City of Saint Paul is not responsible for applications and documentation lost prior to being received by the Saint Paul Police Department.  Requests will no longer be processed via email. 

Applications received on weekends or holidays will be processed the next business day.

If you have any questions, please call the Records Unit at 651-266-5700.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for issuing all Conceal and Carry permits for Ramsey County.  Please see the BCA Permit to Carry page (https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/firearms-permit-to-carry.aspx) and the Permit to Carry (Conceal and Carry) application (https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Documents/Permit-to-Carry-a-Pistol-Application.pdf

The SPPD Records Unit mission is to provide quality customer service to members of our community, our department, and other governmental agencies within an atmosphere of individual integrity and mutual respect.  The Records Unit is responsible for the accurate processing, storage, and appropriate dissemination of police report information in a timely and courteous manner, and the facilitation of the effective flow of information within the department in support of the goals and objectives of the SPPD mission.

Open Information Saint Paul

Check out our Open Portal for public information on crime, traffic stop and pedestrian crash data before making a personal data request.

Requests for data can also be made online, through our request portal.

Traffic Accident reports for incidents reported:

The cost for copies of police reports is $0.25 per page. Questions regarding costs, directions, and other issues should be directed to the Records Unit main line at: 651-266-5700.

In accordance with 2023 legislative updates to §169.09 subd 13 (1), written requests for MN State Accident Reports will be processed when indicated for one of the following instances:

1)    Any individual involved in the accident, the representative of that individual’s estate, or the surviving spouse, or one or more surviving next of kin, or appointed trustee under section 573.02;   
2)    Any other person who is injured in person or property, or means of support, who incurs costs as a result of the accident;   
3)    The legal counsel of any persons in 1 or 2;   
4)    The insurance representative of any persons in 1 or 2;   
5)    A city or county attorney representing the State of Minnesota in an implied consent action who is charged with the prosecution of a traffic or criminal offense that is the result of a traffic crash investigation conducted by law enforcement.

If you do not meet the criteria above, you may contact the Minnesota Department of Public Safety – Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) in person or by mail.  The Request form can be found at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/CrashRecordR…;
  445 Minnesota Street, Saint Paul MN 55101   
  651-296-2940   
 

Last Edited: February 7, 2024