Genesee County Clerk's Office

Concealed Pistol License Application

900 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 257-3225

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday   8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Holiday/Furlough Day Closures
NOTE:  No cell phones or weapons allowed in our building.
All visitors must pass through a metal detector.

Link to Michigan State Police Concealed Pistol Web Site :  This site contains detailed information on concealed pistol licenses in Michigan including the gun laws.

NOTE:  While processing concealed pistol applications, our office accesses the Secretary of State (SOS) website.  Due to regularly scheduled software maintenance at SOS, we are unable to access that software and, therefore, are unable to process concealed pistol licence applications (both new and renewal) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:

 January 2 July 3
 February 6  August 7
 March 6  September 4
 April 3  October 2
 May 1  November 6
June 5  December 4


For a concealed pistol license, the filing fee is $100.00 for a new application and $115 for a renewal application.  Payment is accepted in cash, money order, personal check, business check or credit/debit.  If using a personal check, it must be drawn on a local bank and the name and address imprinted on the check must match the name and address of the applicant.  The applicant must sign the check in our presence.  If using credit/debit, an additional service fee of $5.50 is charged, and the cardholder must be present with ID.

Application must be made in person at our office.  The applicant must be a resident of Genesee County.  At the time of application, the applicant must provide the filing fee, valid state issued photo identification card or drivers license, and a completed application form.  New applicants must also provide a certificate showing that they have successfully completed a training course in compliance with Section 5J of 1927 PA 372.  Applicants must also read the instruction sheet included with the application to familiarize themselves with requirements and procedures.  Both the instruction sheet and application can be obtained in person at our office or by downloading the form.  

Once application is made, our office will provide the applicant with a receipt that authorizes the taking of fingerprints.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to take the receipt to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office to begin the required criminal background checks.  They will charge an additional $15 fee for the fingerprints.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office will forward fingerprints to the Michigan State Police and the FBI for criminal background checks. 

Renewal Application

An individual is considered a renewal applicant if they have a concealed pistol license issued in Michigan that is not expired OR a concealed pistol license issued in Michigan that expired less than 1 year before the date of application.

In lieu of the training certificate listed above, renewal applicants can sign a statement certifying that he or she has completed at least 3 hours of review of the required training and have had at least 1 hour of range time in the last 6 months preceding the application.  The required statement is available on the application form. 

Renewal applicants are also required to provide their current (or expired) concealed pistol license at the time of application for renewal (if available).

Renewal applicants will not need to be fingerprinted.  The receipt issued by our office shall serve as a concealed pistol license for the individual named in the receipt when carried with the expired license and is valid until a license or notice of statutory disqualification is issued by the county clerk.

Renewal application may be submitted not more than 6 months before the expiration of a current license.  When renewing a license, the effective date is the date the person's previous Concealed Pistol License expires or the date of approval of the renewal Concealed Pistol License, whichever is later. 

Obtaining the License

Following approval of an application, the Genesee County Clerk's Office will mail the license to the applicant via regular mail.  If the application is denied, the applicant will receive a letter with the reason(s) for the denial. 

A decision on applications will be made as listed below:

New Applications within 45 days
Renewal Applications within 30 days

Lost or Stolen Concealed Pistol License

When a CPL is lost or stolen, a duplicate license can be obtained in person at our office.  The license holder must first obtain a new photo identification or drivers license from the Secretary of State's Office.  We do not accept the paper copy; we must see the newly issued ID with photo.  The fee for a duplicate license is $10.