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Concealed Pistol License Application

Genesee County Clerk's Office
900 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, Michigan 48502

New Applications

The filing fee to apply for a concealed pistol license is $105.00 (New and Renewal).  Payment must be made in cash, money order, or personal check.  No business checks or credit cards accepted.  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.

Application must be made in person at our office.  Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  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, by downloading the form.  A passport quality photo is also required at the time of application.  Applicants may either bring a passport quality photo with them or we will take the photo for a fee of $10.00.

Once the application process is completed, the clerk will provide two copies of the receipt of filing fee to the applicant.  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 60 days (45 days for renewal applications) following the date of receipt of the criminal history reports.  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 and application requirements, 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 concealed pistol license at the time of application for renewal.

The process for Obtaining the License shown above also applies to renewal applications.