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Does Michigan issue concealed carry permits?

Michigan is a Shall Issue State and issues Concealed Pistol Licenses to residents of Michigan.

Beginning December 1, 2015, and subject to subsection (10), the department of state police shall complete the verification required under subsection (6) and the county clerk shall issue a license or a notice of statutory disqualification within 45 days after the date the applicant has classifiable fingerprints taken under subsection (9). [source: 28.425b.13]

To apply for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License, fill out an application and file it with the county clerk in the county you reside in. You will then sign the application under oath which will be administered by the county clerk or their representative. Along with the application you will also need the certificate stating you completed the required training course, a passport photo unless you have a digitized photograph on file with the Michigan Secretary of State, and the application and licensing fee of $100. You will then need to have classifiable fingerprints taken by the county clerk, state police, sheriff’s office, local police agency, or other entity that provides fingerprinting services. [source]

Michigan also issues an Emergency Concealed Pistol License to applicants that have obtained a personal protection order.

Michigan had been a May-issue state since 1986 but became a Shall Issue state in 2001. [source]

Who issues Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses?

Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses are issued by the county clerk of the county you reside in. [source]

Are background checks required for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License?

Yes. The Michigan State Police will check the law enforcement network and NICS and report anything that disqualifies the applicant to the county clerk. [source 28.425b.6]

Does having a Michigan Concealed Pistol License exempt you from the background check when purchasing a firearm Michigan?

Yes. Having a Michigan Handgun License issued on or after November 22, 2005 exempt you from a National Instant Criminal System (NICS) check when purchasing a firearm according to the ATF Permanent Brady Permit Chart.

How long is a Michigan Concealed Pistol License valid for?

Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses is valid for roughly five years.

A CPL is valid until the applicant’s date of birth that falls not less than four years or more than five years after the license is issued or renewed. [source]

What is the processing time for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License?

The processing time for Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses is within 45 days from the date they receive your application.

Beginning December 1, 2015, and subject to subsection (10), the department of state police shall complete the verification required under subsection (6) and the county clerk shall issue a license or a notice of statutory disqualification within 45 days after the date the applicant has classifiable fingerprints taken under subsection (9). [source: 28.425b.13]

How much does a Michigan Concealed Pistol License cost?

The fee for an initial Michigan Concealed Pistol License is $100.

Beginning December 1, 2015, each applicant shall pay an application and licensing fee of $100.00 by any method of payment accepted by that county for payments of other fees and penalties. [source 28.425b.5]

The fee to renew your Michigan Concealed Pistol License is $115.

Beginning December 1, 2015, each applicant who submits an application for a renewal license to a county clerk under this section shall pay an application and licensing fee of $115.00 by any method of payment accepted by that county for payments of other fees and penalties. [source 28.425l.1]

The cost for replacement licenses is $10.[source 28.425b.15]

What are the requirements for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License?

A. State Requirements

An applicant for a Michigan CPL must:

1. Be at least 21 years of age.

2. Be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted into the United States.

3. Be a legal resident of Michigan and reside in Michigan for at least six months immediately prior to application.  An applicant is a resident of Michigan if one of the following applies:

  • The applicant possesses a valid, lawfully obtained Michigan driver’s license or official Michigan personal identification card.
  • The applicant is lawfully registered to vote in Michigan.
  • The applicant is on active duty status with the United States Armed Forces and is stationed outside of Michigan, but Michigan is the applicant’s home of record.
  • The applicant is on active duty status with the United States Armed Forces and is permanently stationed in Michigan, but the applicant’s home of record is another state.

Note: The county clerk shall waive the six-month residency requirement if one of the following applies:

  • For an emergency license, if the applicant is a petitioner for a personal protection order issued under MCL 600.2950 or MCL 600.2950a.
  • For an emergency license, if the county sheriff determines that there is clear and convincing evidence to believe that the safety of the applicant or the safety of a member of the applicant’s family or household is endangered by the applicant’s inability to immediately obtain a license to carry a concealed pistol.
  • For a new resident, if the applicant holds a valid concealed pistol license issued by another state at the time the applicant’s residency in this state is established

4. Have knowledge and training in the safe use and handling of a pistol by successfully completing an appropriate pistol safety training course or class.

5. 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.

6. Not be prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving, or distributing a firearm under MCL 750.224f.

7. 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.

8. Have not been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.

9. 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:

  • MCL 257.617a, failing to stop when involved in a personal injury accident
  • MCL 257.625, operating while intoxicated or with any presence of a Schedule 1 controlled substance or cocaine, punishable as a second offense under, MCL 257.625(9)(b)
  • MCL 257.625m, operating a commercial motor vehicle with alcohol content, punishable as a second offense under MCL 257.625m(4)
  • MCL 257.626, reckless driving
  • MCL 257.904(1), operating while license suspended/revoked/denied or never applied for a license, punishable as a second or subsequent offense
  • MCL 259.185, operating an aircraft while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance with prior conviction
  • MCL 290.629, hindering or obstructing certain persons performing official weights and measures duties
  • MCL 290.650, hindering, obstructing, assaulting, or committing bodily injury upon director of the Department of Agriculture or authorized representative of the director
  • MCL 324.80176, operating a vessel under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or with an unlawful blood alcohol content, punishable as a second or subsequent offense under MCL 324.80177(1)(b)
  • MCL 324.81134, operating an off-road vehicle (ORV) under the influence of alcoholic  liquor or a controlled substance or with an unlawful alcohol content, punishable as a second or subsequent offense under MCL 324.81134(8)(b)
  • MCL 324.82127, operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, or with an unlawful blood alcohol content, or with any presence of a Schedule 1 controlled substance or cocaine, punishable as a second or subsequent offense under MCL 324.82128(1)(b) MCL 333.7403, possessing a controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form
  • MCL 462.353, operating a locomotive under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, or while visibly impaired, punishable as a second offense under MCL 462.353(4)
  • MCL 722.677, displaying sexually explicit matter to minors
  • MCL 750.81, assault or domestic assault
  • MCL 750.81a(1) or (2), aggravated assault or aggravated domestic assault
  • MCL 750.115, breaking and entering or entering without breaking
  • MCL 750.136b(7), fourth-degree child abuse
  • MCL 750.145n, vulnerable adult abuse
  • MCL 750.157b(3)(b), solicitation to commit a felony
  • MCL 750.215, impersonating a peace officer or medical examiner
  • MCL 750.223, illegal sale of a firearm or ammunition
  • MCL 750.224d, illegal use or sale of a self-defense spray or foam device
  • MCL 750.226a, sale or possession of a switchblade
  • MCL 750.227c, improper transporting or possessing a loaded firearm in or upon a vehicle
  • MCL 750.229, pawnbroker accepting a pistol in pawn, or any second-hand or junk dealer accepting a pistol and offering or displaying it for resale
  • MCL 750.232, failure to register the purchase of a firearm or a firearm component
  • MCL 750.232a, improperly obtaining a pistol, making a false statement on an application to purchase a pistol, or using or attempting to use false identification of another to purchase a pistol
  • MCL 750.233, intentionally pointing or aiming a firearm without malice
  • MCL 750.234, discharging a firearm while intentionally aimed without malice
  • MCL 750.234d, possessing a firearm on prohibited premises
  • MCL 750.234e, brandishing a firearm in public
  • MCL 750.234f, possession of a firearm in public by an individual less than 18 years of age
  • MCL 750.235, discharging a firearm pointed or aimed intentionally without malice causing injury
  • MCL 750.235a, parent of a minor who violates the Firearms Chapter of the Michigan Penal Code in a weapon-free school zone
  • MCL 750.236, setting a spring or other gun, or any trap or device
  • MCL 750.237, carrying, possessing, using, or discharging a firearm while under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, while having an unlawful alcohol content, or while visibly impaired
  • MCL 750.237a, weapon-free school zone violation
  • MCL 750.335a, indecent exposure
  • MCL 750.411h, stalking
  • MCL 750.520e, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct
  • Former MCL 750.228, failure to have a pistol inspected
  • MCL 752.861, careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm resulting in injury or death
  • MCL 752.862, careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm resulting in property damage
  • MCL 752.863a, reckless discharge of a firearm
  • A violation of a law of the United States, another state, or a local unit of government of this state or another state substantially corresponding to a violation described above

10. 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:

  • MCL 257.625, operating while intoxicated, visibly impaired, under 21 years of age with any bodily alcohol content, or with any presence of a Schedule 1 controlled substance or cocaine
  • MCL 257.625a, refusal of commercial motor vehicle operator to submit to a preliminary chemical breath test
  • MCL 257.625k, ignition interlock device reporting violation
  • MCL 257.625l, circumventing or tampering with an ignition interlocking device
  • MCL 257.625m, operating a commercial motor vehicle with alcohol content, punishable under MCL 257.625m(3)
  • MCL 259.185, operating an aircraft under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance
  • MCL 324.81134, operating an ORV under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, with an unlawful alcohol content, with any presence of a Schedule 1 controlled substance or cocaine, or while visibly impaired
  • MCL 324.82127, operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, with an unlawful blood alcohol content, with any presence of a Schedule 1 controlled substance or cocaine, or while visibly impaired
  • MCL 333.7401 to 333.7461, controlled substance violation
  • MCL 462.353, operating a locomotive under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, while visibly impaired, or with an unlawful alcohol content, punishable under MCL 462.353(3)
  • MCL 750.167, disorderly person
  • MCL 750.174, embezzlement
  • MCL 750.218, false pretenses with intent to defraud or cheat
  • MCL 750.356, larceny
  • MCL 750.356d, second or third degree retail fraud
  • MCL 750.359, larceny from vacant structure or building
  • MCL 750.362, larceny by conversion
  • MCL 750.362a, refuse or neglect to return vehicle, trailer, or other tangible property delivered on a rental or lease basis with intent to defraud the lessor
  • MCL 750.377a, malicious destruction of personal property
  • MCL 750.380, malicious destruction of real property
  • MCL 750.535, buying, receiving, possessing, concealing, or aiding in the concealment of stolen, embezzled, or converted property
  • MCL 750.540e, malicious use of service provided by telecommunications service provider
  • A violation of a law of the United States, another state, or a local unit of government of this state or another state substantially corresponding to a violation described above

11. 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.

12. Is not currently and has never been subject to an order of involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting due to mental illness.

13. 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.

14. Not be under a court order of legal incapacity in this state or elsewhere.

15. The applicant has a valid state-issued driver’s license or personal identification card.

B. Federal Requirements

Pursuant to MCL 28.426, a CPL may not be issued to a person prohibited under federal law from possessing or transporting a firearm as determined through the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).  Questions regarding the NICS check should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) NICS Section at 1-(877) FBI-NICS (877-324-6427).

How do I renew my Michigan Concealed Pistol License and what is the cost?

You will be notified to renew your Michigan Concealed Pistol License between three months to six months before it expires. You will need to fill out an application and submit it to the county clerk with a payment of $115. You have up to a year to renew an expired license. [source]

How do you change a name or address on a Michigan Concealed Pistol License?

You can notify the county clerk that issued your Michigan Concealed Pistol License of name and address changes.[source 28.425b.15]

What do you do if your Michigan Concealed Pistol License is lost, stolen or damaged?

You can go to your county clerk that issued the Michigan Concealed Pistol License to let them know it has been lost, stolen or damaged. The fee for a replacement license will be $10.[source 28.425b.15]

If I get arrested or convicted, do I have to notify the Sheriff's Office about the arrest or conviction?

Are far as we can tell, you are not required to notify the county clerk of an arrest or conviction. If you are found responsible for a state civil infraction, the state police will notify the county clerk. [source 28.425f.6]

You will be notified if your license has been suspended and then have to return the license to the county clerk by mail or in person. Failing to return the license after you were notified is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.[source 28.425b.16]

If I move my permanent residence to another state, is my Michigan Concealed Pistol License still valid?

We could not find anything in the laws that specifically talk about Michigan Concealed Pistol License holders moving out of state but since they only issue to resident we can assume that you license is no longer valid once you have established residency in another state.

Can I transfer another state’s concealed carry permit or license to Michigan?

Michigan does not allow you to transfer another state’s concealed carry permit or license to Michigan. You must apply for a new Michigan Concealed Pistol License. But if you hold a valid concealed carry permit from another state at the time you establish residency in Michigan, the county clerk will waive the 6-month waiting period.[source 28.425b.7]

Does Michigan accept any other state's concealed carry permits or licenses?

Yes. Michigan accepts all other state’s resident permits and licenses. They do not accept any non-resident issued licenses which means you must be a resident of the state the permit was issued in for Michigan to accept it. [source]

Do I need to have my Michigan Concealed Pistol License on me when I am carrying concealed?

Yes. You must have your Michigan Concealed Handgun License on you along with your state issued driver license or identification card anytime you are carrying concealed. [source 28.425f.1]

Yes. You must inform law enforcement that you are carrying concealed.

An individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol and who is carrying a concealed pistol or a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology and who is stopped by a peace officer shall immediately disclose to the peace officer that he or she is carrying a pistol or a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology concealed upon his or her person or in his or her vehicle. [source 28.425f.3]

Does Michigan issue Michigan Concealed Pistol License to resident aliens with a green card?

Yes, Resident Aliens can apply for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License.

The applicant is a citizen of the United States or is an alien lawfully admitted into the United States… [source 28.425b.7b]

What are the laws for carrying a firearm in an automobile in Michigan?

You can only carry a handgun in your automobile in Michigan if you have a Michigan Concealed Pistol License or a license or permit from the state you reside in. Long guns can be in the automobile but must be unloaded and encased or secured in the trunk.

What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Michigan?

The following places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Michigan. [source 28.425o]

  • A school or school property except that a parent or legal guardian of a student of the school is not precluded from carrying a concealed pistol while in a vehicle on school property, if he or she is dropping the student off at the school or picking up the student from the school. As used in this section, “school” and “school property” mean those terms as defined in section 237a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.237a.
  • A public or private child care center or day care center, public or private child caring institution, or public or private child placing agency.
  • A sports arena or stadium.
  • A bar or tavern licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, where the primary source of income of the business is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the glass and consumed on the premises. This subdivision does not apply to an owner or employee of the business. The Michigan liquor control commission shall develop and make available to holders of licenses under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, an appropriate sign stating that “This establishment prohibits patrons from carrying concealed weapons”. The owner or operator of an establishment licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, may, but is not required to, post the sign developed under this subdivision.
  • Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship, unless the presiding official or officials of the church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship permit the carrying of concealed pistol on that property or facility. FIREARMS LAWS OF MICHIGAN — 2015 Page 35
  • An entertainment facility with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals that the individual knows or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals or that has a sign above each public entrance stating in letters not less than 1-inch high a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals.
  • A hospital.
  • A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university

Does Michigan have a Stand Your Ground Law AKA Castle Doctrine Law?

Michigan is a state with castle law. [source]

768.21c Use of deadly force by individual in own dwelling; “dwelling” defined.

Sec. 21c.

(1) In cases in which section 2 of the self-defense act does not apply, the common law of this state applies except that the duty to retreat before using deadly force is not required if an individual is in his or her own dwelling or within the curtilage of that dwelling.

(2) As used in this section, “dwelling” means a structure or shelter that is used permanently or temporarily as a place of abode, including an appurtenant structure attached to that structure or shelter.

What are the laws involving alcohol and carrying a concealed weapon in Michigan?

You must not consume beer or intoxicating liquor or be under the influence of alcohol or a drug of abuse when carrying concealed in Michigan. [source 28.425k.1]

If you have a Concealed Pistol License, you may carry concealed in restaurants that serve liquor but you cannot carry in a bar or tavern where the primary source of income is alcohol. [source 28.25o.1d]

USA Carry always recommends never to carry a firearm while drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Does Michigan have laws for No Gun signs?

No, from what we can see No Gun signs have the force of law. We could not find any law stating No Gun Signs have the force of law. But we recommend you do not carry concealed on private property that has a No Gun Sign due to the following:

750.552 Trespass upon lands or premises of another; violation; penalty.

(1) A person shall not do any of the following:

(a) Enter the lands or premises of another without lawful authority after having been forbidden so to do by the owner or occupant or the agent of the owner or occupant.
(b) Remain without lawful authority on the land or premises of another after being notified to depart by the owner or occupant or the agent of the owner or occupant.
(c) Enter or remain without lawful authority on fenced or posted farm property of another person without the consent of the owner or his or her lessee or agent. A request to leave the premises is not a necessary element for a violation of this subdivision. This subdivision does not apply to a person who is in the process of attempting, by the most direct route, to contact the owner or his or her lessee or agent to request consent.

(2) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days or by a fine of not more than $250.00, or both.

For more details visit Miopencarry.org here.

Does my military training exempt me from the training requirement for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License?

No. We could not find anything that states military training exempts you from the training requirement. [source 28.425j]

Are you allowed to carry concealed in Michigan State Parks, State & National Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, and/or Road Side Rest Areas?

State Parks: Yes
State Forests: Yes
National Forests: Yes
WMA’s: Yes
Road Side Rest Areas: Yes

What are the Michigan Open Carry laws?

Please visit our Michigan Open Carry page for more information.

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  • Xmanhockey7

    In Michigan reserve officers with CPLs are also exempt from PFZ whether on or off duty.

    • Pointman1177

      what if your a reserve who is 18?  in that case since my city would qualify me for HR218 that would make it legal to conceal regardless as long as the requirements are met

      • Xmanhockey7

        Well reserve officers still have to get a Michigan CPL and are not covered under HR 218 because they you don’t have full arresting powers. Personally I would never become a reserve until I could get a CPL and carry everywhere I go. And they still have to be 21 to get the Cpl

        • pointman1177

          as I read into it more and more reserves are carrying without a cpl due to hr218, even California one of the most stringent of states is allowing it.  I don’t see the legal issue with it especially since I read the FOP’s own little fact sheet about hr218 saying even people without full arrest powers are qualified.

  • Cj313hahaha

    TThank god you can open Carrie in Michigan yes yes yes but a lot of people is gone na go to jail go ago be careful people its the law

    • r u retarded

    • Larry Hursh

      HUH? Speak English! Its our Country’s language!

  • Garry

    recently my wallet was stolen with my gun permit inside.  How do I get a replacement gun permit?

    • Jkatt

      You should never let that happen to you you should always make copies

      • BeGe1

        Would a copy of your CPL be honored as your CPL? I admit I don’t know for sure, but I would think not…

        • 2553077

          NO

      • Gman

        Good ideal

    • Larry Hursh

      Suggest you contact the County Clerk’s Office where you saw the Gun Board. They should be able to help you or guide you in the right direction. Hope this helps and good luck. 🙂

  • forgetting some facts,in ALL of the michigan pistol free zones,with the exception of courts/jails,federal buildings(to include post offices) and casino’s,are completely legal for open carry by anybody with a concealed pistol license.

    for a legal cite,look up Michigan State police legal update 86(should be from october 2010 i believe)

    • Michael Keyser

      Thank you for citing update 86. I wasn’t aware of these updates, until today.

  • forgetting some facts,in ALL of the michigan pistol free zones,with the exception of courts/jails,federal buildings(to include post offices) and casino’s,are completely legal for open carry by anybody with a concealed pistol license.

    for a legal cite,look up Michigan State police legal update 86(should be from october 2010 i believe)

  • Lady_ali24

    im a mentally disabled vet can i carry a pistal

    • LouLou

      you will have to check. I just took a class and they said no.

    • john

      no

    • Larry Hursh

      no

    • Bob

      If you can find a “pistal”, you may carry it.

  • neolightprod

    Where and how can I find out about seeing if I’m even eligible without applying, getting denied, and ending up with a felony.

    • John

      Have you Comitted/Been Convicted of a Felony? Then you have part of your Answer

  • DPR1216

    can any one tell me what are the parameters for Michigan open carry i was born here but had to move to Missouri were i have completed there ccw course. alos can i carry my pistol in the glove box while driving in michigan or does it have to be stored in the trunk with no round in the chamber and mag out of the firearm please e-mail me or just post to this comment

    • john

      michigan honors all ccw permitts

      • krial

        Michigan honors all out-of-state *resident* CCW permits.

    • BeGe1

      Open carry is legal in Michigan, resident, not resident, license, no license. It’s just plain legal.

      Pistol in a glove box is considered concealed, so falls under concealed laws.

      Michigan honors all out of state resident permits, so if yours is still valid, you need to follow Michigan law as pertains to permit holders.

      • Pistolshooter4ever

        Michigan open carry does not apply in vehicle unless you have concealed permit

  • Plein

    What ever happened with the bill that was in senate that would allow cc in “Pistol Free” zones as long as you received the extra training? It was huge news when it came out, but I haven’t been able to find anything on the progress of it.

    • Ethan Thompson

      It is waiting for the Governor to sign it.

  • Harsh

    I’m traveling to MI for a business function in which were staying at the casino hotel. I have an OH CCW. According to the above lass casino’s are gun free zones. Should I leave my protection at home? Do I take it an leave it in the car? Can I take it into my hotel room like I would a normal hotel? Thx for the advice

    • Zach

      Pistol Free Areas

      “Premises” does not include the parking areas of the places listed above.

      • Bryan

        You CAN NOT HAVE A GUN ON CASINO PROPERTY. its a federal trust. You can not have it in your car ,on person, read above, 1 thru 8 does not include parking lots, casino is #9

      • BeGe1

        Casino was not one of the “1-8 listed above”, it was #9. It must not be on the property at all.

  • mobetta_cheese

    Please update the Michigan gun laws on your site. Today is the first time I’ve been on your site and I think its great! I’m leaving for Florida tonight and am looking for a good article on traveling. From what I gathered between Michigan and Florida Illinois is the only no carry state I need to worry about and that is way out of the way anyways. Please let me know if there is anything out there on traveling with a CPL across the country?

    • BeGe1

      1) Illinois is not on the way between Michigan and Florida. In fact it’s 2 states away from being on the way between Michigan and Florida, you go through Ohio.

      2) Laws for traveling through a state on the way to another is a federal issue, federal law protects you during that travel. You need to look up the federal laws on transporting firearms through states.

      • TheOtherMike

        More crap from BeGe1. Traveling from the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Florida will send you through Wisconsin, and then, wait for it, … Illinois. Even from the western Lower Peninsula, Indiana is often the first state on the way to Florida, rather than Ohio.

        There are a few excellent sites that summarize the typical issues you’ll need to be aware of while traveling cross-country. Google is your friend.

        • BeGe1

          Your comment about the western tip of the upper peninsula is noted, but that hardly makes a statement that taking 75 to florida is the normal route “crap”.

          And my statement about the laws on the issue is 100% correct. And I quote:

          “A provision of the federal law known as the Firearms Owners’ Protection
          Act, or FOPA, protects those who are transporting firearms for lawful
          purposes from local restrictions which would otherwise prohibit passage.

          Under
          FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to
          transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess
          and carry such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully
          possess and carry it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of
          reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm must be in a
          locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition
          that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked
          container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered.”

          • TheOtherMike

            Even with FOPA, you may find yourself in a years-long and expensive legal battle just to be proven “right”. Stay in the Free states.

  • SAMUEL COLT

    Im a Michigan resident serving in the military, i have a Texas CHL. Does Michigan recognize my CHL from Texas since i am not a Texas resident? I now have a Texas drivers license, how do i change my drivers license # on my chl? or am i required to change my DL# on my CHL?

    • BeGe1

      Michigan recognizes the permits of all other states that issue them. You must still learn and follow Michigan law while carrying in Michigan though.

    • Golden Eagle

      No, MI will only recognize a state License a person is a resident of but if you now have a Texas license are you a Texas resident?

  • I have a Minnesota CCL and I just moved to Michigan. Do I have to take a class in Michigan?

    • Gregg T Jenkins

      Call your local county clerk for sure, but I believe you can just transfer it. But call to make sure.

  • justme

    I need a clear answer to my question do I need to get a ccw from georgia as a resident if I moved to georgia from michigan and have a ccw that is still valid?

    • BeGe1

      The clear answer is that you’re in the wrong section. It’s Georgia law that you need to be concerned with now, not Michigan law.

  • PO2 Johnson

    I am in the military I serve overseas how can I take ccw classes online or is that possible

  • Micheal

    I am a Michigan CCW owner. I work in South Carolina from time to time. What does the Yellow “Res Permits Only” mean? Does SC honor our permits if we are a resident of Michigan?

    • Nathan

      Yes, that is what that means.

      • Sam Spade

        That is weird since Michigan doesn’t issue nonresident permits. This shows up that way for several other states. For example, it shows that Florida only recognizes TN resident licenses even though TN doesn’t issue nonresident permits. It is like this part of the map is programed backwards.

  • billy

    I have a michigan ccl can i conceal in my car in the state of florida

    • BeGe1

      Florida does not recognize Michigan permits. So you must follow Florida law as it applies to someone without a permit. For the answer to that, going to the page about Florida law will probably work better than the page about Michigan law.

      • TheOtherMike

        BeGe1 is full of crap. Florida has full reciprocity with MI. Concealed carry in your car is ok with a MI CPL.

        • BeGe1

          No, BeGe1 is not full of crap. Florida does not recognize a non-resident Carry License or Carry Permit except their own state non-resident. As a non resident you can still apply for and get a Florida carry license, but a Michigan CPL is NOT recognized. If you go to Florida with your Michigan CPL and concealed carry you are breaking their law. You must apply for THEIR out of state resident concealed carry permit.

          • guest_

            Michigan does not issue NON-resident CPLs, so the only way to have a MICHIGAN CPL is to be a RESIDENT of Michigan, which would be accepted in Florida. Hence, BeGe1 actually IS full of crap.

        • HadToPayTheFee

          Was NOT full of crap. Florida -did not- honor other states conceal permits. The permit just guaranteed you a Florida-non-resident permit you had to apply for.

          NOW they give full recoprocity (June 2014)

  • ♣ Zach ♣

    How old do you have to be to get a CCL?

    • guest_

      21

  • J.O.

    does Michigan recognize a permit from Indiana?

    • BeGe1

      Michigan recognizes all.

  • Curt

    Cali Don’t Honor Michigan Yet

  • Curt

    Cali and Illinois Don’t Honor Michigan Yet!!

  • jr

    Does the cpl passing paperwork expire or can I take it anytime to get a license? I took the class a couple of years ago and am now thinking about getting a license to carry.

  • Randall Huffman

    The only training exception I can find for the Michigan safety course… is for “retired police officers”.
    My previous 4 State concealed permits or my 9 years Active Duty in the Marine Corps… still require me to take the MI. course?
    Any Info is appreciated!
    Randall
    [email protected]

    • guest_

      Your reading is correct. The only exemption is for police officers. All the rest of us must take the safety course.

  • Jazziz68

    I’m an active duty soldier with a residency in Michigan, I have a Georgia ccw . I’m preparing to retire back to Michigan, and wanted to know if there is a transfer process from GA ccw to MI cpl. I read that I had thirty days to register my weapons with local agencies. However, does this mean signing up for a class & paying another fee (105.00)?

    • guest_

      Unfortunately, you will need to take an approved safety course prior to applying for a MI CPL. Your county gun board may waive the six month residency requirement due to your existing GA permit.

  • freakshow

    this is not entirely correct, most of the pistol free zones listed only apply to a concealed pistol. a person with a valid CPL may openly carry in most pistol free zones with exception to courts, casinos and federal buildings. see MSP legal update 86.

  • Lacy

    Im in the Military, stationed in Louisiana, have a Michigan Licence, a resident of Michigan and have a Florida concealed carry permit. I understand that MIchigan wont recognize my permit because I am not a Florida resident. I plan on going back to Michigan in January for a week. Is it possible to get a concealed carry permit in that short amount of time? I have already taken a class in Louisiana and have a current copy of my DOD 522 weapons card.

  • Courtney

    How old do you have to be to be eligible for a ccl in the state of mi?

    • Golden Eagle

      21yrs

  • Robert Bycraft

    Does MI honor a Indiana resident’s pistol carry permit?

    • Golden Eagle

      Yes, MI recognizes any state a person is a resident of.

  • drswitala

    What if you do not have any fingerprints due to amputations of finger tips. Can you still obtain a CPL?

  • Jerry V

    I am renewing my CPL, do I need new passport photos?

  • Alexander

    I have a Indiana Handgun Licence and I live 5 miles away from the Michigan border. I regularly visit Michigan on vacation and to to meet with friends. Is there any possible way for me to carry my gun in Michigan

  • Brad Finch

    Do I need to take the CPL course if I am active duty? and Pistol qualified?

  • lil duke

    im trying to get my CCW in Michigan i just move out of Chicago what all do I need to get my CCW

  • Forgetful Al

    I forgot to renew my Michigan CCL on time. Can I still renew or do I have to go through the whole application process again?

  • Ave Ashley Victoria E

    Oooh I’m starting to LOVE .. Michigan.
    We are lenient in certain aspects of are Gun Carrying Laws, and Reciprocity
    Carry-Over Gun Permits into other States.

    I found this very satisfying … Considering I’m staring/saving this page.
    I’m very happy, now I just wish they would have map made for Tasers & Stun Gun Carry/
    Permits/ or Legality of Carrying one.

    Considering in Michigan, Tasers & Stun Guns are Legal, but ONLY if you have the equivalent or basically a CPL.. CCW etc.

    Otherwise carrying one is essentially “Illegal” …

    I have no Gun, but I have a Taser.
    I have a CPL/CCW License therefore I can carry my Taser with me.
    Until, of course I get a Gun … I want a Kimber, Ruger or Glock.

    LoL .. 😀

  • Capt. Parker

    What part of “shall not be infringed” does anyone fail to comprehend?

    The State of Michigan AGREED TO BE BOUND by the Constitution when Michigan joined the union. The Second Amendment is, and was, part of that BINDING COMPACT that Michigan agreed to abide by. Any, and all, gun laws are unlawful and unconstitutional … and as such, ARE NOT LAW at their inception.

  • joco

    I just got my Michigan drivers license so my Florida ccw is still valid? In the ztate of Michigan are they honor my license

    • golden eagle

      Once you received you Mich drivers license you are considered a Mich resident. At that point your out of state carry license will no longer be honored.

  • Gman

    Does Mi honor VA CCW?

    • golden eagle

      Yes, according to the map.

  • Pac-man Coleman

    I live in Michigan I have a CPL, am I REQUIRED BY LAW to hand over my firearm when pulled over by police for “traffic stop”?

  • Pac-man Coleman

    I live in Michigan I have a CPL, am I REQUIRED BY LAW to hand over my firearm when pulled over by police for “traffic stop”?

  • Leroy

    Are there different permits for concealed and open carry?

    • golden eagle

      No but if you’re a Mich resident your pistol must be registered in your name.
      If you’re from out of state you must have a carry license from the state you’re a resident of.

  • name

    I took my ccw class about a year ago but didn’t have the money at the time to get my permit would my class completion still be good or would i have to retake the class

    • golden eagle

      Good forever right now but the law may change to 5 years.

  • bruno

    I dont understand the yellow. Does this mean I cant carry in Michigan even though I have a permit to carry from Iowa where I live

    • Golden Eagle

      You are a resident of the state your carry license is from. You are good in Mich.

  • Victoria Guthrie

    What dose the green mean on the Michigan map. If I have a south Carolina cap will Michigan honor it or do I need to get one from Michigan too ?

  • M

    I have my cpl I was at work I drop my gun in my car and someone seen it. What is going to happen to me

    • Golden Eagle

      If your employer a no gun policy you could be fired but since we have open carry in MI your safe legally.

  • Dr. confused

    I work with a Doctor at his practice he carries his gun in the office can he? It’s his office and he shares a wall with other doctors offices.

    • Golden Eagle

      Yes he can with his carry license or even without a carry license:
      MCL 750.227 “… in his or her dwelling house, place of business,…”

  • Jo

    whats res permits stand for yellow, I was gonna move to s/c I wanna know if my Michigan cpl will cover me to conceal carry there, and if not how hard is it to get a cpl there?

  • Shawn

    soo having a Michigan CCW, all the states in RED and YELLOW I am NOT allowed to carry??

    • Dan

      All the states in RED do not abide by Michigan conceal carry laws. All state in BLUE abide by Michigan conceal carry law. Hope this helps.

  • Mike Freeman

    As of a couple of days ago, Nevada no longer honors Michigan CPLs.

  • Ted Swadling

    I live in Michigan all my life in about 1983 I got a pistol permit ,it got stolen and the cops returned it ,was found in the street about 4 months after it disappeared,.. Anyways I got some dui 3 total so they said the last one was a felony which was in I think yr 2001 ,Still have my had gun but through the yrs lost my permit,I did have it to show the officer when he returned tho ….But now I am wondering about my gun and with the so called felony on my record ,Never carried the gun ever just used it at home once in a while. When I got the last dui I do remember them at the court house stating something

  • Sid

    In Michigan, can an employer stop you from carrying at work if you have your CPL?

    • Dan

      Not sure but most likely yes. If your employer has a policy about that in their employee handbook or whatever they call it, then yes they can stop you and fire you. Most companies have a policy about any type of gun on company property. Just an example. I work for napa auto parts and they have a policy against guns on company property. If the company finds out I carry on company property I WILL get fired. Check the companies employee handbook (if they have one) just to make sure. Hope this helps.

  • Chuck

    During our training course the instructor said if you have a CCW you can not open carry. I can’t find that anywhere. Did I misunderstand

  • Richard

    If you have a cpl in Indiana at age 19, can you carry in Michigan, that has a 21 yr. age limit?

  • Justin

    I just moved from WI to MI. I got my new MI driver’s license. I left a message for my county clerk but does anyone know if I have to redo everything to obtain a CCW for MI? I am an Iraq Vet as well.

    • Darr247

      What are you talking about??? The republicans have been in charge here for almost 10 years. There are no taxes, and the roads are great! Things have never been so tremendous here in Michigan, that much I can tell you.

  • 1airborne

    Im a 4 time war vet do i need to take a class to get a cpl in michigan?

  • Dennis Menard

    Are Michigan veterans required to attend CCW classes with a honorable discharge?

    • gueedo

      No, anyone that is qualified to own a pistol can apply for a Mi. CPL UNLESS they have a DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE

  • Mr. DeLaura

    Question, I took my CPL class a little over a year ago. Never went and did anything after. Is my cert not good anymore? Do I have to re-take the class now?

  • Mr. DeLaura

    I dont know what happend to my question but here goes again. I took my CPL class a little over a year ago. I never went and sent it in, is it still good or do I have to re-take the class?

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