Monday, April 21, 2014     

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Gun Permits and Concealed Pistol Licenses 


Handgun Purchase Permits

Gun PermitsHandgun purchase permits must be obtained from the law enforcement agency that serves the area where you live.  Those persons living in Allegan County, in an area not served by a City Police Department may obtain a purchase permit at the front counter of the Sheriff’s Office during the following hours (note extended morning hours on Wednesday):

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm : Monday - Friday
  • 6:30 am - 4:30 pm : Wednesday 

Persons requesting a handgun purchase permit must:

  • Be a resident of Allegan County (not served by a local Police Department)
  • Appear in person with a Michigan photo I.D. card or Michigan driver’s license
  • Pass a basic pistol safety test
  • Pass a criminal background check

Handgun Registrations

To register a handgun, within ten days of purchase the buyer must return to the issuing agency, via mail or in person, the two copies of the completed purchase permit marked “agency copy” and “MSP copy”; the handgun will then be entered and officially registered to the purchaser.   In order to correctly register the handgun, it is important that the information supplied be complete, legible, and correct.

NOTE:  Handguns are no longer to be brought into the Sheriff’s Office—inspections will not be done.


Concealed Pistol License Registrations

For those with a concealed pistol license, the procedure is slightly different.  CPL holders may purchase a handgun using a pistol sales record which is available online from the State of Michigan.  To complete the process, within ten days of purchase, the purchaser must then return the two copies of the completed sales record marked “agency copy” and “MSP copy”; the handgun will then be entered and officially registered to the purchaser.

NOTE:  Handguns are no longer to be brought into the Sheriff’s Office—inspections will not be done.

Concealed Pistol License applications are available at the front counter of the Sheriff’s Office or online via the link below.


Resources

Allegan County Sheriff's Dept


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