Step by Step -  Michigan CPL

Obtaining your Michigan Concealed Pistol License is easy if you follow these step by step instructions.

Step One:

Don't be a criminal - no one likes criminals. Be at least 21 years old and a law-abiding resident of Michigan.

Step Two:

Successfully complete a pistol safety training course (aka CPL Course) and obtain a certificate of completion.
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Step Three:

Complete a Michigan Concealed Pistol License application and print it. Do NOT sign the application yet!
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Step Four:

Bring the completed application, your class certificate, and Photo ID to your county clerk's office. If you don't have a digital photo on file with Michigan SOS, you need to bring a passport-quality photograph.

Step Five:

Pay the application fee ($100) and sign the completed application when told to do so. You will be given a receipt and instructions on how to provide fingerprints. There may be an additional fee for fingerprinting.

Step Six:

After being fingerprinted, you will be issued a receipt. It is VERY important that you keep this receipt. If you do not receive your CPL within 45 days of this receipt, it becomes your temporary CPL until the physical card arrives.


Answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses and concealed carry.

General Questions

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Carrying & Vehicles

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County Information

Contact information and locations of County Clerk's offices in Southeast Michigan.
Hillsdale County

29 N Howell St Room 1
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Jackson County

312 S Jackson
Jackson, MI 49201

Lenawee County

301 N Main St
Adrian, MI 49221

Temporarily located at 113 W Front St due to old courthouse renovation. Click here for directions.

Monroe County

106 E 1st Street
Monroe, MI 48161

Washtenaw County

200 North Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Wayne County

2 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

Ranges & Clubs

Ranges and shooting clubs located in Southeast Michigan. Join one today and start
Brooklyn Sportsmans Club

475 Monroe St
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Carleton Sportsmans Club

14100 Sumpter Rd
Carleton, MI 48117

Dundee Sportsmans Club

2300 Plank Rd
Dundee, MI 48131

Hillsdale County CC

3835 Bird Lake Rd S
Osseo, MI 49266

Hillsdale Rifle Club

3835 Bird Lake Rd S
Osseo, MI 49266

Jackson Sportsmans Club

500 Mantle Ave
Jackson, MI 49202

Lenawee County CL

1404 Sutton Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

River Raisin Sportsmans Club

4019 Bradley Hwy
Blissfield, MI 49228

Washtenaw Sportsmans Club

5095 Ellis Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197