Concealed Pistol License

COVID-19 Information

To reduce the spread of Coronavirus, and to protect the safety of the public and our staff, the Oakland County Clerks Office is open by appointment only. We strongly encourage you to utilize our online or by-mail options. Listed below are a variety of services and how they can be completed. Please read carefully on how to proceed:

Appointments/Notice to callers

  • We continue to experience high call volumes. Phones are being answered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For questions relating to the Vital Records Office, call 248-858-0571.
  • You may also contact us with questions at clerkvital@oakgov.com.
  • For questions regarding Concealed Pistol Licenses, call 248-858-0571 or contact us at cpl@oakgov.com.

Schedule Appointment

To protect the safety of all, please consider an online or by-mail option.

Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applications are available from the Oakland County Clerk's Office. You must apply in person in the county that you reside in. Renewal applications may also be completed online through the Michigan State Police (MSP). Complete current laws and application information are also available through the MSP.

All Concealed Pistol Licenses will expire on the date of birth of the applicant. They are issued for a period of no more than 5 years and no less than 4 years, dependent on the applicants issue date and date of birth.

How To Apply

New applicants - You must appear in person at the Oakland County Clerk's Office along with:

  • Concealed Pistol License Application - print out, complete and bring your application to the Oakland County Clerk's Office.
  • Valid driver's license or valid government issued ID showing current Oakland County residence (ID cannot be expired).
  • Pistol Safety Training certificate -
    • Training must be completed within 5 years preceding the date of application.
    • Certificate must state "This course complies with Section 5j of 1927 PA 372" and "the individual has successfully completed the course."
    • Certificate must contain the name, original signature and telephone number of the course instructor.
    • Certificate must contain the name and telephone number of the state agency or a state or national firearms training organization that has certified the individual as an instructor for purposes of this section, his or her instructor certification number, if any, and the expiration date of that certification, which shall be printed on the face of the certificate or attached in a separate document.
  • $100.00 payment for license payable in cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, money order or in-state personal check.
  • Once your application has been paid for and processed at the Clerk's Office, you will need to be fingerprinted within 45 days of application. 
    • Fingerprinting is offered through the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Main Jail - Records Unit for $15.00 (cash only).  Normal hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You may call the OCSD Records Unit at 248-858-5011 for an appointment during the pandemic.
    • Fingerprinting may also be done through a local law enforcement agency or private vendor that is qualified per statute MCL 28.425b. Visit www.michigan.gov.msp to search for a list of 'Private Live Scan Vendors.'
  • Your application cannot be processed through MSP until you have been fingerprinted. Once you have been printed, our office has up to 45 days to mail your new CPL (or denial letter if not qualified). Note: due to the pandemic, the delivery of mail may be delayed. Please do not contact our office to check on the status of your CPL until 60 days have passed after you have been printed.


Renewal applicants - You may apply online through MSP or at the Oakland County Clerk's Office. Renewal applicants are not required to be fingerprinted. You may renew up to 6 months before or up to one year after the expiration of your current CPL.

To renew online through MSP:

  • Complete application though MSP and pay $115.00 fee online.
  • Exemption status documentation, if applicable, must be provided to the Oakland County Clerk's Office by fax at 248-858-0416 or by mail. Documentation must be received by the Clerk's Office before the renewal application can be processed.
  • Our office has up to 30 days to mail your renewed CPL (after application and after we've recieved exemption documentation, if required). Note: due to the pandemic, the delivery of mail may be delayed. Please do not contact our office to check on the status of your CPL until 45 days have passed after application.

To renew in person (not available at this time):

  • Print out, complete the Concealed Pistol License Application and bring your application to the Oakland County Clerk's Office.
  • Valid driver's license or valid government issued ID showing current Oakland County residence (ID cannot be expired).
  • A training certificate is not required to renew a CPL. However, you must certify (in section II of the application) that you have completed at least three hours of course review and at least one hour of firing range time within the last six months.
  • $115.00 payment for license payable in cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, money order or in-state personal check.
  • Bring in acceptable proof for exemption status, if applicable.

Please note: our busiest hours are between 11:30am and 1:30pm

Purchase Pe​rmit Information is available through the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Fees

  • $100 for new license fee (does not include fingerprint fees)
    • $15 fingerprint fee (cash only) for new license to be paid at OCSO Records Bureau after application is processed at Clerk's Office
  • $115 for renewal license fee

Method of Payments

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Money Order or In-State Personal Check