Wednesday 17 July 2024
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Firearm Purchase Permit

Permits are now required for all firearm purchases (see table below). Does not apply to CPL, FFL or MCOLES holders.

  • Applications accepted in person only Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm
  • Same-day processing is NOT guaranteed
  • Plan on the process taking between 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • There is a $5 Notary Fee due at the time of processing
    • We accept cash, check or credit card
    • Small processing fee for credit card

When applying for a permit to purchase a firearm the applicant must:

  • Have passed the basic pistol safety questionnaire must be either:
  • Be a United States citizen, or a resident legal alien
  • A Michigan resident
  • 18 years or older
  • Have never been adjudged insane or legally incapacitated unless competency has been restored by court order, not under involuntary hospitalization or an alternative treatment program due to mental illness;
  • Not have been indicted for, pending charges for, nor convicted of, a felony; or, if convicted, your rights to purchase or possess a firearm have been restored.
  • Have not been found “not guilty” by reason of insanity or subject to conditional bond release, personal bond release, a personal protection order or other court order which prohibits the applicant from purchasing or possessing a firearm
  • Applicant has not unlawfully used a controlled substance in the last year.

In addition, Michigan Law MCL 28.422(3); MSA 28.92(3) commonly referred to as the “probable cause statutes” allow police agencies to deny a citizen a permit to purchase if, in the discretion of the police agency, the applicant would be a threat to himself/herself or to other individuals. In the event that a citizen is denied a permit to purchase they have the option of challenging the decision in Circuit Court.

You may download the Application for a License to Purchase a Firearm by clicking this link