Firearm Purchase Permit

To apply for a Firearm Purchase Permit you must print the online application and mail it in.  Once the application is completed and processed, the Records Department will call you and advise if the permit is approve or denied.  An approved permit will be mailed to the applicant using the self-addressed stamped envelope provided.  If your application is denied, you will be notified via certified mail. Duplicate permits can be obtained for $2.50 if the original permit is lost, stolen, damaged or a change of address is necessary.

Handgun Purchase Permit Requirements

  • Must be 21 years or older to apply for permit
  • Must be a City of Kearney resident
  • Nebraska ID with current address listed
  • 3 total years of address history required on application
  • Answer the non-immigrant alien question (if you are a US citizen
    check Non-Applicable)
  • Each box/question must be answered
  • Incomplete applications will be denied
  • Complete included Contact Form listing all additional names used, including
    maiden names, and preferred phone number for contact

Mailing instructions - Enclose the following:  

  • Application must be signed & dated at the bottom of application in the presence of a Notary Public
  • $5.00 cash or check (made out to the City of Kearney)
  • Completed Contact Form
  • Photocopy of required identification document(s)
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for permit to be mailed back to applicant. Must be same address as on identification.

If you do not meet the above criteria you will not be able to apply.