Concealed Pistol Application and Instructions

  1. Concealed pistol application kits are provided during normal business hours by the following: 
  • County sheriffs 
  • Local police agencies 
  • County clerks 
  1. Concealed pistol application kits are free of charge to individuals who wish to apply for a license to carry a concealed pistol.
  2. Concealed pistol application kit includes the following: 
  • Written procedure to obtain a concealed pistol permit 
  • Application form 
  • Written procedure to appeal and the appeal process form if denied a concealed pistol permit 
  • Reference numbers for current pistol safety training entities 
  1. Processing Application 

  • Applicant files their application with the county clerk in the county in which the individual resides. This must include: (1) a certificate of completion of the pistol safety training course, and (2) a passport quality photograph. 
  • Applicant pays a fee of $105 to the county clerk at time of filing. 
  • Applicant receives a receipt for payment. 
  • Applicant provides receipt and has fingerprints taken by sheriff department or a local law enforcement agency.  However, the local agency may charge an additional $15 for the taking of the fingerprints.  Some sheriff departments participate with a vendor to provide applicant finger printing.  There is no additional charge for this service. 
  • Sheriff department or local police agency forwards fingerprints to the Michigan State Police for processing. 
  • Once county gun board receives the fingerprint comparison report, they will issue or deny the license within 45 days. 

Related Documents
CC-79 Claim of Appeal on Application for Concealed Weapon License PDF icon
RI-012 Concealed Pistols License Application DOC icon