The Records Department is open to the public 8:00am-4:30pm Mon/Wed/Fri and 1:30pm-4:30pm Tues/Thurs.    

Hand Gun Purchase Permit


OFFICE HOURS – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am – 4:30pm Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm – 4:30pm


NOTE: Handgun purchase permits will not be processed after 3:45pm


Notary Service - $5.00


When applying for a permit to purchase a hand gun the applicant must:


  • have passed the basic pistol safety questionnaire must be either:
  • a United States citizen
  • 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.