Concealed Pistol License

Concealed Pistol License
The Ingham County Clerk's Office will be unable to begin processing CPL applicants after 4:00PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Clerk Byrum’s Office handles the processing of new, emergency, and renewal applications for a Concealed Pistol License.

Concealed Pistol Licenses are governed by MCL 28.421 et. seq. For information on Concealed Pistol License in Michigan statute, click here
New Concealed Pistol License Applications
Start your application here: Concealed Pistol License Application. Please do not sign the application until Clerk's Office staff administer an oath to you.

Your application must be submitted in-person because the application requires that you sign under oath. You may walk in to either of the Clerk's two office locations.  Please note that the Clerk's Office cannot begin processing a CPL application after 4:00 p.m.

When submitting your application for a new CPL you must provide your:
  • Original course completion certificate, and
  • Michigan Driver's License or Identification Card
Fingerprinting & Background Check

After submitting your application to the Clerk's Office, either of my office locations is prepared to assist you to be fingerprinted for the standard fee of $15.00.

If you would prefer, my Office can also provide a receipt that you would need to take, along with your government-issued identification, to the Sheriff's Office or another authorized vendor to be fingerprinted.

Fingerprinting triggers a Michigan State Police background check to determine your eligibility to be issued a CPL. You have 45 days to be fingerprinted or your application is automatically withdrawn.

Renewal Concealed Pistol License Applications

You may renew your CPL six months before it expires.

Michigan residents with an existing concealed pistol license (CPL) can now also renew their license online here.

Online renewal requires a personal identification number (PIN). CPL renewal letters are mailed to the CPL holders approximately six months before expiration.  The PIN is included in that renwal letter.

If a CPL holder’s renewal notification letter does not contain a PIN, he/she may request a new renewal notification letter directly from the county clerk that issued the CPL.

If you have a CPL through Ingham County, but do not have a renewal letter, that could be because you have moved and did not update your address with the office.

Regardless, please email with a copy of your CPL and Michigan Driver's License or Identification Card. Please indicate that you need a CPL renewal letter mailed again and include your most recent mailing address.

In addition to online renewal, CPL holders may also renew their license by mail with a completed application and payment to the Michigan State Police. Application materials and checks made payable to "State of Michigan" can be sent via First-Class Mail to the following mailing address:

Michigan State Police
Attn: Concealed Pistol License Unit
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909

Next Steps After CPL Application Approval (New & Renewal)

Once your CPL application is approved, it will be mailed to you.

Your picture from your Michigan Driver’s License or Identification Card will be used on your CPL.


Fees (Cash, Check, or Credit)

$100.00 - New CPL Applications
$15.00 - Fingerprinting Fee
$115.00 - Renewing a CPL
$1.00—Copy of application released to applicant upon ID check
$10.00 - CPL Card Reprint
Service Fee Schedule

Service Fee Schedule (as of June 30, 2017, for Credit)

Range Service Fee
$0.00—$50.00 $1.75
$50.01—$75.00 $2.00
$75.01—$100.00 $3.75
$100.01—$150.00 $5.75
$150.01—$200.00 $7.25

For each additional increment of $50 (or portion thereof), add $2.00