Concealed Pistol License (CPL)
Livingston County, MichiganCounty ClerkConcealed Pistol License (CPL)

Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

General Information

Concealed Pistol License applications are available from the Michigan State Police website www.michigan.gov/MSP, or at the Livingston County Clerk’s office, 200 E. Grand River, Howell, MI.

New applicants MUST complete a Michigan Pistol Safety Training course. 
  • Effective December 1, 2015, an applicant is eligible for a renewal of a CPL License under this section if the license is not expired or has expired within a one year period before the date of application.  If the license is expired for more than a year, the law requires that you take a new pistol safety training course and be re-fingerprinted after submitting an application.
  • For certificates issued on or after December 1, 2015 the certificate of completion  must contain the following information: Instructor's name and telephone number; the name and telephone number of the state agency or national firearms training organization that has certified the instructor;  and the instructor's certification number and expiration date of that certification.

Renewal applicants must certify by signing (section II on the application) that he/she has completed at least 3 hours of course review and at least 1 hour of firing range time within the last 6 months.

Process

Submit your completed Concealed Pistol License application at the County Clerk's office, in person, along with:

  • A valid driver's license or state ID card with Livingston County address;
  • Pistol Safety Training certificate (if applicable);
  • Previous CPL license (if applicable);
  • $115.00 (new or renewal  application fee) payable in CASH, CHECK of CHARGE (access fee applies to credit/debit cards).

Once you have submitted and paid for a new application, proceed with your receipt to the Livingston County Sheriff department for fingerprinting.  Renewal applicants will receive a receipt when submitting an application but in most instances will not need updated fingerprinting, although a fingerprint check is initiated during the review process. 

Fingerprinting is available Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

 Related Links

The following organizations are currently offering Certified Pistol Safety Training courses:

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards
(MCOLES) 517-322-6525
www.mcoles.org

National Rifle Association
(NRA) 703-267-1430
www.nrahq.org/safety/education

Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners
(MCRGO) 517-484-2746
www.mcrgo.org