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Genesee County Clerk's Office

Concealed Pistol License Application

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


Office Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday  - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


New Applications

The filing fee to apply for a concealed pistol license is $105.00 (New and Renewal).  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 $105.00 filing fee, valid state issued photo identification card or drivers license, a completed application form, and 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.  A passport quality photo is also required at the time of application which the applicants may bring with them or we will take the photo for a fee of $10.00.

Once application is made, our office will provide the applicant with two receipts.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to take one of the receipts to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office to begin the required criminal background checks.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office will forward fingerprints to the Michigan State Police and the FBI for criminal background checks.  Once the criminal background checks are completed, both agencies will send reports to the Genesee County Clerk's Office.  Upon receipt of both reports, the application will be scheduled before the Genesee County Concealed Pistol License Board for review.  At the present time, this process takes approximately six to eight weeks.

Obtaining the License

Following approval of an application by the Concealed Pistol License Board, the Genesee County Clerk's Office will mail the license to the applicant via regular mail.  If the Board denies the application, the applicant will receive a letter from the Board with its decision and reasons for the denial. 

A decision on all applications will be made no later than 45 days following the date of receipt of the criminal history reports (60 days from date of application for renewals).  Therefore, do not contact the Clerk's Office as to the status of an application until after 60 days has passed from the date of application.

Renewal Applications

All above provisions, including fees, application requirements, and mailing the license apply to applicants when renewing a concealed pistol license.  In lieu of a training certificate, the applicant must 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).

In most cases, renewal applicants will not need to be fingerprinted.

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.  As stated above, a decision on a renewal application can take up to 60 days.  Therefore, to avoid a lapse in the ability to carry concealed, early application is encouraged.

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.  A new passport quality photo is required for a duplicate license.  As a convenience, our office can take the photo for an additional $10 fee.