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Permits are issued by our Records Department, 248-433-7776

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday
7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(Excluding Holidays)
 

To apply, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older, as verified by a Michigan driver license or Michigan identification card, to purchase from a private party or family member. You must be 21 years old to purchase from a federal firearms dealer.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident of this state, or a registered legal alien.
  • Not be prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving, or distributing a firearm under section 224f of the Michigan penal code, Act No. 238 of the Public Acts of 1931, being section 750.224f of the Michigan Compiled Laws; and have not been convicted of domestic violence.
  • Not have been adjudged insane in this state or elsewhere unless you have been adjudged restored to sanity by a court order;
  • Not under an order of involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting due to mental illness;
  • Not have been adjudged legally incapacitated in this state or elsewhere. This subdivision does not apply to a person who has his or her legal capacity restored by order of the court.
  • Violation of Gun Laws

    Michigan law provides severe penalties including incarceration for violating provisions of any Act dealing with the regulation of firearms. Making a false statement, using false identification, or failing to register a firearm are only a few. If you have questions or concerns about the purchase, sale, transportation, possession or processes involved in dealing with handguns, contact any police agency prior to action.

    Application and License to Purchase a Firearm

    An Application and License to Purchase a Firearm (RI-10A) is a license required prior to acquisition of a firearm by purchase or gift for those who do not have a Concealed Pistol License. An individual may apply for a License to Purchase a Firearm at any agency in the state that issues License to Purchase forms. Applicants should allow a minimum of 30 minutes for the application process.

    An Application and License to Purchase a Firearm (RI-010A) is NOT required for individuals who are purchasing from a Federal Firearm Licensed dealer, private seller, or possess a valid Michigan Concealed Pistol License. If you have a MCPL you must turn in a Michigan State Police Firearm Sales Record (RI-60) for each weapon purchased to your local police department within 10 days of the date of purchase. If purchasing from a Federal Firearm Licensed dealer or private seller without the use of a Concealed Pistol License, you must obtain a License to Purchase (RI-010A) from a police department or sheriff's office.

    The Application and License to Purchase a Firearm is a 3-part form. Each part must be completed and returned to the issuing agency within 10 days of the date of purchase. All forms must be legibly printed in ink. The License must be used within 30 days. Since all Permits are strictly accounted for and issued to you, all permit forms must be returned to the issuing agency whether used or not. It is permissible to mail them back.

    You may transport a firearm unloaded in a wrapper or container in the trunk of your vehicle or, if the vehicle does not have a trunk, transport the firearm unloaded in a locked compartment or container that is separated from the ammunition. This may be done from the place of purchase to the purchaser’s home or place of business, or to a place of repair and back to home or place of business, or in moving goods from one home or business to another home or business.

    Concealed Weapon Applications

    Contact the Oakland County Clerk’s office for information regarding obtaining a Concealed Pistol License

    FAQ

    1. Don't I have to wait five days?

    In Michigan you are not required to wait five days to qualify for an Application and License to Purchase a Firearm permit. Because Michigan already had a thorough procedure in place for issuing permits before the Brady Bill was enacted, Michigan is exempt from this section of the Brady Bill, which requires a five-day waiting period.

    2. How long do I have to wait for an Application and License to Purchase a Firearm Permit?

    An Application and License to Purchase a Firearm will be issued at the time the request is made as long as the applicant meets all qualifications outlined in the Gun Registration section and meets all of Bloomfield Township Police Department’s background criteria. If the applicant meets all listed qualifications, the Police Department will conduct a criminal history check on the applicant to determine whether or not there is any criminal history that prevents the applicant from purchasing a handgun. There will be a delay if the criminal history record cannot be obtained immediately. If the applicant’s record is clear, an Application and License to Purchase a Firearm will then be printed, signed by applicant and notarized by the Police Department. Applicants should allow a minimum of 30 minutes for this process.

    3. Do I need to bring the Gun in when returning the Application and License to Purchase a Firearm Permit or the Firearm Sales Record?

    No, the State of Michigan no longer requires a safety inspections be completed when purchasing a handgun.