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. - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday/Furlough Day Closures
NOTE:  No weapons are allowed in the building.
All visitors must pass through a metal detector.



Renewal Application  -  $115

 CPL holders will be notified by their county clerk, via regular U.S. mail, that their license is approaching expiration.  That notice is sent approximately 6 months before expiration to the address on file with our office. 

That renewal notice contains a PIN number for use in renewing online. 

If you have moved and did not notify our office of your new address, the renewal notice might not reach you (even if you have forwarding on file at the post office).  If you need to update your mailing address with our office or have lost your renewal letter containing the PIN, please send an e-mail to [email protected].  You MUST include a copy (or photo) of your driver's license or photo ID (front and back) with the e-mail.  Our office processes such e-mails within 3 business days and sends out another renewal letter to the updated address.  We cannot, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, provide a PIN over the telephone.

Application to renew a CPL can be done in person at the County Clerk's office or be submitted through the CPL renewal website at www.michigan.gov/cplrenewal, or by first-class mail to the Michigan State Police.  Renewal application must be made not more than six months before, nor one year after, the expiration of the current CPL. 

When mailing a renewal application to the Michigan State Police, please make check payable to “State of Michigan.”  The mailing address is:

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

Upon paying the renewal application and license fee of $115, the applicant will be issued a receipt.  If renewed prior to expiration, this receipt, when carried with the expired license, shall serve as a valid CPL until the new license or notice of statutory disqualification is received.  For the purposes of Michigan law, the receipt is considered to be part of the CPL until a renewal is issued or denied.

Possession of the receipt and expired CPL does not exempt the holder from the requirement to obtain a license to purchase a pistol or exempt a firearms dealer from running a background check prior to the sale of a pistol.

An application is considered a renewal if the applicant has previously received a CPL in compliance with the training requirements set forth in Michigan law effective July 1, 2001, and the previous license has not been expired more than one year.

An applicant applying for a renewal is not required to have fingerprints taken again if the applicant's fingerprints have been submitted to and are maintained by the MSP.  Fingerprints have been maintained by the MSP since January 1, 2006.

The applicant shall sign the statement on the application certifying that he or she has completed at least three hours of review of the required training and has had at least one hour of firing range time in the six months immediately preceding the renewal application.

Application (New/Standard License)  -  $115 filing fee

Application must be made in person at our office.

At the time of application, applicant must provide:  payment of filing fee, valid state issued photo identification card or driver’s license, an original certificate (no photocopies) proving they have trained in compliance with Section 5J of 1927 PA 372., and a completed application form (we have forms in our lobby).    Both the instruction packet and application can also be obtained by downloading the form here.  

Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application here at the Clerk's office.

Payment methods accepted:  Cash is recommended.  Money order, business check or credit/debit are also accepted.  If using credit/debit, an additional service fee is charged, and the cardholder must be present with ID.  Personal check is accepted if:  the name and address imprinted on the check matches the name and address of the customer.  The customer must sign a personal check in our presence and provide valid photo ID.  (Out of state personal checks are not accepted.)


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:

Standard 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 driver’s 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. 

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