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. The CPL application is the same for both a new and a renewal. Please fill in the renewal section on the application if you are renewing your CPL.
Beginning April 11, 2018, our office will be processing fingerprints for NEW CPL applications.
No new CPL Applications will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
New applicants MUST complete a Michigan Pistol Safety Training
- Effective October 11, 2017, the County Clerk's Office will only accept Pistol Training Certificates or Safety Program Training Certificates with the original hand written signature of the course instructor. Certificates issued before October 11, 2017, are exempt from this rule.
- 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.
Submit your completed Concealed Pistol License application (new or renewal) at the County Clerk's office, in person, along with:
- A valid driver's license or state ID card with Livingston County address;
- No photo is needed - we electronically import your Driver's License photo
- Pistol Safety Training certificate (if applicable);
- Previous CPL license (if applicable);
- $115.00 (new or renewal application fee) payable in Cash, Check or Charge (access fee applies to credit/debit cards).
Once you have submitted and paid for a new application, you will be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting is done in our office from 8 am to 4:30 pm. 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 for NEW CPL Applications