Michigan

Michigan operates as a “Shall Issue” state where the local office will approve a Conceal Carry permit.

Background checks and firearm registration are required to purchase handguns privately.

You’re required to be a resident to buy a hang-gun, but non-residents can buy a long gun. Concealed carry permits requires a firearms training course approved Michigan. Active military have some exceptions for purchasing a handgun, where you must have a Michigan driver’s license or are registered to vote in Michigan.

Michigan

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • You have completed an approved firearms training class.
  • You have a valid state-issued driver’s license or personal identification card.
  • Be a legal resident of Michigan and reside in Michigan for at least six months immediately prior to application.
  • You have not been convicted of a violent crime that is a felony.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted into the United States
  • Not be subject to an order or disposition for any of the following;
    • Involuntary hospitalization or involuntary alternative treatment.
    • Legal incapacitation
    • Personal protection order
    • Bond or conditional release prohibiting purchase or possession of a firearm
    • Finding of not guilty by reason of insanity
  • Not be prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving, or distributing a firearm under Michigan law.
  • Not be under a court order of legal incapacity in this state or elsewhere.
  • Have not been found guilty but mentally ill of any crime, and has not offered a plea of not guilty of, or been acquitted of, any crime by reason of insanity.
  • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of any of the following in the three years immediately preceding the date of application and a charge for a misdemeanor violation of any of the following is not pending against the applicant in this state or elsewhere at the time he or she applies for a license: (Long….list on their website)
  • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of any of the following in the eight years immediately preceding the date of the application and a charge for a misdemeanor violation of any of the following is not pending against the applicant in this state or elsewhere at the time he or she applies for a CPL: (another long….list on their website)
  • Is not currently and has never been subject to an order of involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting due to mental illness.
  • Not have a diagnosed mental illness at the time the application is made that includes an assessment that the individual presents a danger to himself or herself or to another, regardless of whether he or she is receiving treatment for that illness.
  • Have never been convicted of a felony in Michigan or elsewhere, and a felony charge against the applicant is not pending in Michigan or elsewhere at the time he or she applies for a CPL.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons 

APPLICATIONS

Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Complete your firearm training course if required.
  2. Download the application under the FORMS tab or pickup from the county clerks office.
  3. You will need the following documents;
    • Passport quality photo
    • Certificate stating you have completed a firearms course.
  4. Complete and file the application under oath at the County Clerks office where you reside.
  5. You will then need fingerprints taken from either the county clerk, state police, sheriffs office or other entity. You must provide your application receipt to who ever takes your fingerprints.
  6. The entity providing fingerprint services will fingerprint the applicant and immediately forward the fingerprints to the MSP for processing
  7. You will be notified within 45 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.

RENEWALS

  • You will normally get a reminder in the mail 3 – 6 months before your licenses expiry date.
  • You can also submit a renewal application 6 months before the expiry date but not before the 6 months and 12 months after the expiry date.
  • No fingerprints are required for renewals.

PERMIT FEES

Application Type Original Renewal
CPL License $100 $115

The fees are explained below;

New Application
$74 Michigan State Police recieve
$26 County clerk receives
$100 Total

Renewals
$36 County clerk recieves
$79 State Police receives
$115 Total

You will need to pay an additional $15 for fingerprints with new applications.

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Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • Schools or school property but may carry while in a vehicle on school property while dropping off or picking up if a parent or legal guardian
  • Public or private day care center, public or private child caring agency, or public or private child placing agency
  • Courtroom, office, or other space used for official court business
  • Sports arena or stadium
  • A tavern where the primary source of income is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the glass consumed on the premises
  • Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship
  • An entertainment facility that the individual knows or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more
  • A hospital
  • A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university
  • A Casino
  • Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Michigan

Yes
YES – WITHOUT A PERMIT Carrying a handgun without a CPL license in Michigan is legal with a few restrictions. Without a CPL License You cannot open carry at a business or grocery store that sell’s alcohol. Residents of Michigan can open carry a handgun without a CPL license if the gun is registered to their name. Some areas listed as off limits may not apply to persons who open carry. Non-residents who do not have a CCW license from their home state are not allowed to conceal or open carry. You cannot carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle without a CPL license. A person must be at least 18 years old to open carry.
Yes
YES/NO – WITHOUT A PERMIT If you do not have a CPL license then you cannot carry a loadedfirearm in any vehicle. Unless the firearm is unloaded and is one or more of the following; Taken down. Enclosed in a case. Carried in the trunk of the vehicle. Inaccessible from the interior of the vehicle. If you have a CPL license from Michigan then you can carry a loaded and concealed firearm in a vehicle. The Law 750.227d – Transporting firearm
Yes
YES It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES – 324.504(6) State/National Forests: YES – 324.504(6) State Wildlife Management Areas: YES – 324.504(6) Road Side Rest Areas: YES
Yes
YES In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol. The Law 28.425o
No
NO Michigan does not have constitutional carry.
No
NO “No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Michigan gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.
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YES – MUST INFORM OFFICER If you are licensed to carry a concealed handgun and are stopped by the police then Michigan gun laws require you to immediately disclose that you are carrying a concealed weapon on you or in the vehicle. You must carry your permit/license at all times that you are carrying a concealed pistol, as well as your Driver’s License or state-issued ID card. The Law 28.425f (3)

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Quick Facts

Open Carry

Yes

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

Carry In State Parks

Yes

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

Constitutional Carry

No

No Weapons Signs Enforced

No

Must Notify Officer

Yes
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