Permitting & Documents
Permit to Purchase Firearm Application
The permit to purchase firearm application is to be used by City of Granite Falls Residents, who wish to purchase a handgun or a semi-automatic assault rifle. Please be sure to complete the entire application form, including your signature and return it to the police department using the following options: U.S. Mail - 415 9th Avenue, Suite #102, Granite Falls MN 56241, Fax - 320-313-3127, email - email@example.com, or in person to 415 9th Avenue - Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm, excluding holidays.
Permit To Purchase Firearm Application
Data Request Form
The Data Request Form must be used for the release of all public data. The Data Request Form must be completed entirely and returned to our office before any data will be released. There may be fees associated with the locating and copying of the data you requested, so please ask our staff about the cost, when making your request. We will provide the requested data as expediently as possible, depending on the type of data requested, it may take up to ten (10) business days. If the requested data is time sensitive, please indicate that to our staff and we will make every effort to comply. Depending on the size of the data request, you may be asked to pre-pay for the data before it is prepared. Completed Data Request Forms can be returned to the police department by using: U.S. Mail - 415 9th Avenue, Suite #102, Granite Falls MN 56241, Fax - 320-313-3127, email - firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person to 415 9th Avenue - Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm, excluding holidays.
Public Data Request
The Job Application is used city wide for all job openings, applications completed for police department positions can be returned to the police department at 415 9th Avenue, Suite #102, Granite Falls MN 56241, or to the Granite Falls City Hall at 614 Prentice Street, Granite Falls, MN 56241.
City Deer Hunt Application
Since 2004 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has authorized 10 (ten) Bonus Permits to be issued to MN licensed archers to harvest antlerless deer from within the city limits of Granite Falls. The hunter is required to purchase a Minnesota Archery license, one Bonus Tag, and a City of Granite Falls Permit. All three of these are needed to harvest a deer within, the Granite Falls city limits. The hunter is then allowed to harvest one antlerless deer from within city limits and any one deer within the State of Minnesota. The City of Granite Falls charges $10.00 dollars for the city deer hunt permit.
Addressing the depredation of house yards by free roaming deer began in 2002. Nine deer were harvested by Granite Falls Police Department Officers that year. (Animals were donated to VFW who processed the meat and gave meat to Veterans Homes in Luverne, and Fergus Falls, MN). Following this harvest, a meeting was held with representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the City of Granite Falls, and a plan was formulated and implemented to reduce and stabilize deer numbers within Granite Falls City Limits. This plan included an aerial survey (count) of deer numbers within city (aerial survey conducted March 2003). In 2003 another 10 deer were harvested by Granite Falls Police Sharpshooters, and following that an annual harvest of 4-6 deer from within city limits was implemented to maintain the population. Beginning in the fall of 2004 during regular scheduled Minnesota Archery Deer Season, 10 Bonus Permits have been made available to licensed archers to harvest a “bonus” deer in addition to deer allowed by regular archery license.
To apply for the city deer hunt, legal hunters need to complete this application form and email to the email address listed on the application by the deadline listed on the application. If you are lucky enough to be drawn for one of the ten permits, additional information and the $10.00 fee will be required.
City Deer Hunt Application
The Trespass Form can be used by person's or business's who wish to exclude anyone from entering their property. Trespass notices can only be valid for 1-year at a time, and should be served by certified mail or by law enforcement.