The Madelia Police Department is a community oriented police agency which is focused on the safety of its citizens and neighborhoods to provide excellent quality of life for all. The Madelia Police Department is staffed by three full time police officers and additional part time officers under the direction of the Chief of Police. The Madelia Police Department is a full service police department responsible for all criminal investigations, enforcement of Minnesota statutes, local ordinance enforcement, and animal control within the city limits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Permit and License Applications
ATV/Motorized Golf Carts
A permit is required to drive special and recreational motor vehicles within the City of Madelia. Permits may be obtained at Madelia City Hall and need to be renewed each year. All drivers of the vehicle must be 16 years of age or older and hold a valid Minnesota driver’s license. Proof of each individual’s license is required by the city as well as insurance for the vehicle. The cost for the permit is $35.00 for the first year; $25.00 for a renewal. A license plate will be provided upon completion of the application. This plate should be placed on the lower left hand side of the back of the vehicle. A slow-moving vehicle sign is also required for motorized golf carts. A link to the application is below.
Anyone who wishes to go door-to-door selling or delivering products must first register with the City of Madelia and the Madelia Police Department. There is no fee to register. A link to the application is below. Please stop by Madelia City Hall to drop off or pick up an application. Proof of identification and any documents regarding the products being sold are required by the city.
All dogs and cats must be licensed within the City of Madelia each year. These licenses expire on December 31 and require an annual renewal. A copy of current rabies vaccinations is required as well as a fee. The cost is $10.00 each if the pet is spayed or neutered; $15.00 each if not spayed or neutered. A tag will be issued upon completion of the form, payment, and proof of rabies vaccination. Please stop by Madelia City Hall to fill out a form.
A kennel license must be obtained if the household has more than 3 cats, dogs, or a combination of both. An application must be filled out and approved by Madelia City Administrator before a kennel may operate. The cost for a kennel license is $25.00. Each dog or cat must also be licensed with proof of a current rabies vaccination. A link to the application is below.
Permit to Purchase / Transfer
Under Minnesota law, handgun transfers involve any sale, gift, loan, assignment or other delivery to another person. If you possess a valid Minnesota permit to carry a handgun, that permit constitutes a permit to purchase. You don’t need to apply for a separate permit to purchase.
Obtaining a Permit to Purchase/Transfer
Fill out a Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer. Submit the application to the Madelia Police Department. The law enforcement agency will conduct a series of background-related checks to assure you meet eligibility requirements established in state law.
Once those checks are complete, a one-year permit to purchase a handgun in Minnesota will be issued. If you are applying for a permit to transfer the law enforcement agency must notify you of its status within seven days of receipt.
For additional information, visit the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website.