Both the Michigan State Constitution and the Second Amendment confirm and protect the rights of all citizens to own and bear arms. Michigan is a “shall issue” state, meaning that any person who meets certain criteria and requirements may obtain a concealed pistol license.
All concealed carry pistol license (CPL) applicants must be:
In addition, you must have successfully completed an approved pistol safety training class or course.
You will NOT be issued a CPL if you have experienced or are the subject of any of the following:
Pursuant to MCL 28.426, you also may not receive a CPL if federal law prohibits you from possessing or transporting a firearm.
How to Apply
After completing the required pistol safety training course, you must file a copy of the CPL application at the county clerk’s office in the county where you live. The application has to include:
Many county clerk offices request that you submit this paperwork within six months of having taken a pistol safety training class.
Upon paying all necessary fees and filing the application, you must be fingerprinted by the county clerk, sheriff’s office, state or local police, or other approved agency. The county clerk shall issue your CPL or notice of statutory disqualification within 45 days after the date your fingerprints are taken. Once issued by your county licensing board, your permit is valid for three years.
For assistance with applying for your concealed pistol license, contact Michigan Gun Law today. We will answer your questions and help you understand Michigan law as it pertains to gun ownership.
~Originally posted in October of 2016~