Michigan Gun Law

The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Michigan as of 2/21/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the State of Michigan legislation at legislature.mi.gov. Another great resource is the the Michigan State Police Department and can be found at michigan.gov/msp.

Section 28.425b Application
(1) To obtain a license to carry a concealed pistol, an individual shall apply to the concealed weapon licensing board in the county in which that individual resides. The application shall be filed with the county clerk during the county clerk's normal business hours. The application shall be on a form provided by the director of the department of state police and shall allow the applicant to designate whether the applicant seeks a temporary license. The application shall be signed under oath by the applicant. The oath shall be administered by the county clerk or his or her representative. The application shall contain all of the following information:
   (a) The applicant's legal name and date of birth and the address of his or her primary residence. If the applicant resides in a city, village, or township that has a police department, the name of the police department. Information received under this subdivision is confidential, is not subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and shall not be disclosed to any person except for purposes of this act or for law enforcement purposes.
   (b) A statement by the applicant that the applicant meets the criteria for a license under this act to carry a concealed pistol.
   (c) A statement by the applicant authorizing the concealed weapon licensing board to access any record, including any medical record, pertaining to the applicant's qualifications for a license to carry a concealed pistol under this act. The applicant may request that information received by the concealed weapon licensing board under this subdivision be reviewed in a closed session. If the applicant requests that the session be closed, the concealed weapon licensing board shall close the session only for purposes of this subdivision. The applicant and his or her representative have the right to be present in the closed session. Medical records and personal identifying information received by the concealed weapon licensing board under this subdivision is confidential, is not subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and shall not be disclosed to any person except for purposes of this act or for law enforcement purposes or if the applicant is convicted of a
felony involving a pistol.
   (d) A statement by the applicant regarding whether he or she has a history of mental illness that would disqualify him or her under subsection (7)(j) to (l) from receiving a license to carry a concealed pistol, and authorizing the concealed weapon licensing board to access the mental health records of the applicant relating to his or her mental health history. The applicant may request that information received by the concealed weapon licensing board under this subdivision be reviewed in a closed session. If the applicant requests that the session be closed, the concealed weapon licensing board shall close the session only for purposes of this subdivision. The applicant and his or her representative have the right to be present in the closed session. Medical records and personal identifying information received by the concealed weapon licensing board under this subdivision is confidential, is not subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and shall not be
   disclosed to any person except for purposes of this act or for law enforcement purposes.
   (e) A statement by the applicant regarding whether he or she has ever been convicted in this state or elsewhere for any of the following:
Any felony.
A misdemeanor listed under subsection (7)(h) or (i), if the applicant was convicted of violating that misdemeanor in the 8 years immediately preceding the date of the application.
   (f) A statement by the applicant whether he or she has been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
   (g) If the applicant seeks a temporary license, the facts supporting the issuance of that temporary license.
   (h) The names, residential addresses, and telephone numbers of 2 individuals who are references for the applicant. Information received under this subdivision is confidential, is not subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and shall not be disclosed to any person except for purposes of this act or for law enforcement purposes.
   (i) A passport-quality photograph of the applicant provided by the applicant at the time of application.
   (j) A certificate stating that the applicant has completed the training course prescribed by this act.
(2) The application form shall contain a conspicuous warning that the application is executed under oath and that intentionally making a material false statement on the application is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both.
(3) An individual who intentionally makes a material false statement on an application under subsection (1) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both.
(4) The concealed weapon licensing board shall retain a copy of each application for a license to carry a concealed pistol as an official record. One year after the expiration of a concealed pistol license, the county clerk may destroy the record and maintain only a name index of the record.

Fees
(5) Each applicant shall pay a nonrefundable fee of $105.00 by any method of payment accepted by that county for payments of other fees and penalties. Except for a local police agency as provided in subsection (9), a unit of local government, an agency of a unit of local government, or an agency or department of this state shall not charge an additional fee, assessment, or other amount in connection with a license under this section. The fee shall be payable to the county. The county treasurer shall deposit $41.00 of each fee collected under this section in the general fund of the county and credit $26.00 of that deposit to the credit of the county clerk and $15.00 of that deposit to the credit of the county sheriff and forward the balance to the state treasurer. The state treasurer shall deposit the balance of the fee in the general fund to the credit of the department of state police. The department of state police shall use the money received under this act to process the fingerprints and to reimburse the federal bureau of investigation for the costs associated with processing fingerprints submitted under this act. The balance of the money received under this act shall be credited to the department of state police.
(6) The county sheriff on behalf of the concealed weapon licensing board shall verify the requirements of subsection (7)(d), (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), and (m) through the law enforcement information network and report his or her finding to the concealed weapon licensing board. If the applicant resides in a city, village, or township that has a police department, the concealed weapon licensing board shall contact that city, village, or township police department to determine only whether that city, village, or township police department has any information relevant to the investigation of whether the applicant is eligible under this act to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol. The concealed weapon licensing board may require a person claiming active duty status with the United States armed forces under this section to provide proof of 1 or both of the following:
   (a) The person's home of record.
   (b) Permanent active duty assignment in this state.

Eligibility
(7) The concealed weapon licensing board shall issue a license to an applicant to carry a concealed pistol within the period required under this act after the applicant properly submits an application under subsection (1) and the concealed weapon licensing board determines that all of the following circumstances exist:
   (a) The applicant is 21 years of age or older.
   (b) The applicant is a citizen of the United States or is an alien lawfully admitted into the United States, is a legal resident of this state, and has resided in this state for not less than the 6 months immediately preceding the date of application. The concealed weapon licensing board may waive the 6-month residency requirement for a temporary license under section 5a(8) if the concealed weapon licensing board determines there is probable cause to believe the safety of the applicant or the safety of a member of the applicant's family is endangered by the applicant's inability to immediately obtain a license to carry a concealed pistol. If the applicant holds a valid concealed pistol license issued by another state at the time the applicant's residency in this state is established, the concealed weapon licensing board may waive the 6-month waiting period and the applicant may apply for a concealed pistol license at the time the applicant's residency in this state is established. The concealed weapon licensing board shall immediately issue a temporary license to that applicant. The temporary license shall be valid until the concealed weapon licensing board decides whether to grant or deny the application. For the purposes of this section, a person shall be considered a legal resident of this state if any of the following apply:
The person has a valid, lawfully obtained Michigan driver license issued under the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923, or official state personal identification card issued under 1972 PA 222, MCL 28.291 to 28.300.

  • The person is lawfully registered to vote in this state.
  • The person is on active duty status with the United States armed forces and is stationed outside of this state, but the person's home of record is in this state.
  • The person is on active duty status with the United States armed forces and is permanently stationed in this state, but the person's home of record is in another state.

   (c) The applicant has knowledge and has had training in the safe use and handling of a pistol by the successful completion of a pistol safety training course or class that meets the requirements of section 5j, and that is available to the general public and presented by a law enforcement agency, junior or community college, college, or public or private institution or organization or firearms training school.
   (d) The applicant is not the subject of an order or disposition under any of the following:

  • An order requiring involuntary hospitalization or alternative treatment
  • An order finding legal incapacitation
  • A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity

   (e) The applicant is not prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving, or distributing a firearm under section 224f of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.224f.
   (f) The applicant has never been convicted of a felony in this state or elsewhere, and a felony charge against the applicant is not pending in this state or elsewhere at the time he or she applies for a license described in this section.
   (g) The applicant has not been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
   (h) The applicant has not been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of any of the following in the 8 years immediately preceding the date of application:

  • Failing to stop when involved in a personal injury accident, MCL 257.617a
  • Operating while intoxicated, second offense, MCL 257.625(9)(b)
  • Drunk driving, commercial vehicle, MCL 257.625m(4)
  • Reckless driving, MCL 257.626
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked, second or subsequent offense, MCL 257.904
  • Operating aircraft while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance with prior conviction, MCL 259.185
  • Hindering or obstructing certain persons performing official weights and measures duties, MCL 290.629
  • Hindering, obstructing, assaulting, or committing bodily injury upon director or authorized representative, MCL 290.650
  • Operating an ORV under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, MCL 324.81134(5)-(6)
  • Operating a snowmobile under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, MCL 324.82127 punishable under section MCL 324.82128(1)(b) or (c)
  • Operating a vessel under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, MCL 324.80176 punishable under MCL 324.80177(1)(b)
  • Possessing a controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form, MCL 333.7403.
  • Operating a locomotive under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or while visibly impaired, MCL 462.353(4)
  • Displaying sexually explicit matter to minors, MCL 722.677
  • Assault or domestic assault, MCL 750.81
  • Aggravated assault or aggravated domestic assault, MCL 750.81a
  • Breaking and entering or entering without breaking, MCL 750.115
  • Fourth-degree child abuse, MCL 750.136b
  • Accosting, enticing, or soliciting a child for immoral purposes, MCL 750.145a
  • Vulnerable adult abuse, MCL 750.145n
  • Solicitation to commit a felony, MCL 750.157b
  • Impersonating a peace officer or medical examiner, MCL 750.215
  • Illegal sale of a firearm or ammunition, MCL 750.223
  • Illegal use or sale of a self-defense spray, MCL 750.224d
  • Sale or possession of a switchblade, MCL 750.226a
  • Improper transportation of a loaded firearm, MCL 750.227c
  • Failure to have a pistol inspected, MCL 750.228
  • Accepting a pistol in pawn, MCL 750.229
  • Failure to register the purchase of a firearm or a firearm component, MCL 750.232
  • Improperly obtaining a pistol, making a false statement on an application to purchase a pistol, or using false identification to purchase a pistol, MCL 750.232a
  • Intentionally aiming a firearm without malice, MCL 750.233
  • Intentionally discharging a firearm aimed without malice, MCL 750.234
  • Possessing a firearm on prohibited premises, MCL 750.234d
  • Brandishing a firearm in public, MCL 750.234e
  • Possession of a firearm by an individual less than 18 years of age, MCL 750.234f
  • Intentionally discharging a firearm aimed without malice causing injury, MCL 750.235
  • Parent of a minor who possessed a firearm in a weapon-free school zone, MCL 750.235a
  • Setting a spring gun or other device, MCL 750.236
  • Possessing a firearm while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug, MCL 750.237
  • Weapon-free school zone violation, MCL 750.237a
  • Indecent exposure, MCL 750.335a
  • Stalking, MCL 750.411h
  • Fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, MCL 750.520e
  • Reckless, careless, or negligent use of a firearm resulting in injury or death, MCL 752.861
  • Careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm resulting in property damage, MCL 752.862
  • Reckless discharge of a firearm, MCL 752.863a

 

Note: The applicant must not have violated a law of the United States, another state, or a local unit of government of this state or another state substantially corresponding to a violation described above.
 
(i)Have not been convicted of one of the following misdemeanors in the 3 years immediately preceding the date of application:

  • Operating under the influence, MCL 257.625
  • Refusal of commercial vehicle operator to submit to a chemical test, MCL 257.625a
  • Ignition interlock device reporting violation, MCL 257.625k
  • Circumventing an ignition interlocking device, MCL 257.625l
  • Operating a commercial vehicle with alcohol content, MCL 257.625m(3)
  • Operating an aircraft under the influence, MCL 259.185
  • Operating an ORV under the influence, MCL 324.81134
  • Operating an ORV while visibly impaired, MCL 324.81135
  • Operating a snowmobile under the influence, MCL 324.82127
  • Controlled substances, MCL 333.7401 to 333.7461
  • Operating a locomotive under the influence, MCL 462.353(3)
  • Disorderly person, MCL 750.167
  • Embezzlement, MCL 750.174
  • False pretenses with intent to defraud, MCL 750.218
  • Larceny, MCL 750.356
  • Second-degree retail fraud, MCL 750.356d
  • Larceny, vacant building, MCL 750.359
  • Larceny, by conversion, MCL 750.362
  • Larceny, defrauding lessor, MCL 750.362a
  • Malicious destruction of property, MCL 750.377a
  • Malicious destruction of real property, MCL 750.380
  • Receiving stolen property, MCL 750.535
  • Malicious use of telephones, MCL 750.540e

Note: The applicant must not have violated a law of the United States, another state, or a local unit of government of this state or another state substantially corresponding to a violation described above.
  
   (j) The applicant has not been found guilty but mentally ill of any crime and has not offered a plea of not guilty of, or been acquitted of, any crime by reason of insanity.
   (k) The applicant has never been subject to an order of involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting due to mental illness.
   (l) The applicant does not have a diagnosed mental illness at the time the application is made regardless of whether he or she is receiving treatment for that illness.
   (m) The applicant is not under a court order of legal incapacity in this state or elsewhere.
   (n) Issuing a license to the applicant to carry a concealed pistol in this state is not detrimental to the safety of the applicant or to any other individual. A determination under this subdivision shall be based on clear and convincing evidence of repeated violations of this act, crimes, personal protection orders or injunctions, or police reports or other clear and convincing evidence of the actions of, or statements of, the applicant that bear directly on the applicant's ability to carry a concealed pistol.
(8) Upon entry of a court order or conviction of 1 of the enumerated prohibitions for using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving or distributing a firearm in this section the department of state police shall immediately enter the order or conviction into the law enforcement information network. For purposes of this act, information of the court order or conviction shall not be removed from the law enforcement information network, but may be moved to a separate file intended for the use of the county concealed weapon licensing boards, the courts, and other government entities as necessary and exclusively to determine eligibility to be licensed under this act.
(9) An individual, after submitting an application and paying the fee prescribed under subsection (5), shall request and have classifiable fingerprints taken by the county sheriff or a local police agency if that local police agency maintains fingerprinting capability. If the individual requests that classifiable fingerprints be taken by a local police agency, the individual shall also pay to that local police agency a fee of $15.00 by any method of payment accepted by the unit of local government for payments of other fees and penalties. The county sheriff or local police agency shall take the fingerprints within 5 business days after the request.
(10) The fingerprints shall be taken, under subsection (9), on forms and in a manner prescribed by the department of state police. The fingerprints shall be immediately forwarded to the department of state police for comparison with fingerprints already on file with the department of state police. The department of state police shall forward the fingerprints to the federal bureau of investigation. Within 10 days after receiving a report of the fingerprints from the federal bureau of investigation, the department of state police shall provide a copy to the submitting sheriff's department or local police agency as appropriate and the clerk of the appropriate concealed weapon licensing board. Except as provided in subsection (14), the concealed weapon licensing board shall not issue a concealed pistol license until it receives the fingerprint comparison report prescribed in this subsection. The concealed weapon licensing board may deny a license if an individual's fingerprints are not classifiable by the federal
bureau of investigation.
(11) The concealed weapon licensing board shall deny a license to an applicant to carry a concealed pistol if the applicant is not qualified under subsection (7) to receive that license.
(12) A license to carry a concealed pistol that is issued based upon an application that contains a material false statement is void from the date the license is issued.
(13) Subject to subsections (10) and (14), the concealed weapon licensing board shall issue or deny issuance of a license within 45 days after the concealed weapon licensing board receives the fingerprint comparison report provided under subsection (10). If the concealed weapon licensing board denies issuance of a license to carry a concealed pistol, the concealed weapon licensing board shall within 5 business days do both of the following:
   (a) Inform the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial. Information under this subdivision shall include all of the following:

  • A statement of the specific and articulable facts supporting the denial.
  • Copies of any writings, photographs, records, or other documentary evidence upon which the denial is based.

   (b) Inform the applicant in writing of his or her right to appeal the denial to the circuit court as provided in section 5d.
(14) If the fingerprint comparison report is not received by the concealed weapon licensing board within 60 days after the fingerprint report is forwarded to the department of state police by the federal bureau of investigation, the concealed weapon licensing board shall issue a temporary license to carry a concealed pistol to the applicant if the applicant is otherwise qualified for a license. A temporary license issued under this section is valid for 180 days or until the concealed weapon licensing board receives the fingerprint comparison report provided under subsection (10) and issues or denies issuance of a license to carry a concealed pistol as otherwise provided under this act. Upon issuance or the denial of issuance of the license to carry a concealed pistol to an applicant who received a temporary license under this section, the applicant shall immediately surrender the temporary license to the concealed weapon licensing board that issued that temporary license.
(15) If an individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol moves to a different county within this state, his or her license remains valid until it expires or is otherwise suspended or revoked under this act. A license to carry a concealed pistol that is lost, stolen, or defaced may be replaced by the issuing county clerk for a replacement fee of $10.00.
(16) If a concealed weapons licensing board suspends or revokes a license issued under this act, the license is forfeited and shall be returned to the concealed weapon licensing board forthwith. An individual who fails to return a license as required under this subsection after he or she was notified that his or her license was suspended or revoked is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.
(17) An applicant or an individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol may be furnished a copy of his or her application under this section upon request and the payment of a reasonable fee.
(18) This section does not prohibit the concealed weapon licensing board from making public and distributing to the public at no cost lists of individuals who are certified as qualified instructors as prescribed under section 5j.

Taining Requirments
28.425j Pistol training or safety program; conditions. Sec. 5j
(1) A pistol training or safety program described in section 5b(7)(c) meets the requirements for knowledge or training in the safe use and handling of a pistol only if the program consists of not less than 8 hours of instruction and all of the following conditions are met:
   (a) The program is certified by this state or a national or state firearms training organization and provides 5 hours of instruction in, but is not limited to providing instruction in, all of the following:

  • The safe storage, use, and handling of a pistol including, but not limited to, safe storage, use, and handling to protect child safety.
  • Ammunition knowledge, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
  • Pistol shooting positions.
  • Firearms and the law, including civil liability issues and the use of deadly force. This portion shall be taught by an attorney or an individual trained in the use of deadly force.
  • Avoiding criminal attack and controlling a violent confrontation.
  • All laws that apply to carrying a concealed pistol in this state.

   (b) The program provides at least 3 hours of instruction on a firing range and requires firing at least 30 rounds of ammunition.
   (c) The program provides a certificate of completion that states the program complies with the requirements of this section and that the individual successfully completed the course, and that contains the printed name and signature of the course instructor. Not later than October 1, 2004, the certificate of completion shall contain the statement, “This course complies with section 5j of 1927 PA 372.”
   (d) The instructor of the course is certified by this state or a national organization to teach the 8-hour pistol safety training course described in this section.
(2) A person shall not do either of the following:
   (a) Grant a certificate of completion described under subsection (1)(c) to an individual knowing the individual did not satisfactorily complete the course.
   (b) Present a certificate of completion described under subsection (1)(c) to a concealed weapon licensing board knowing that the individual did not satisfactorily complete the course.
(3) A person who violates subsection (2) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both.
(4) A concealed weapons licensing board shall not require that a specific form, color, wording, or other content appear on a certificate of completion, except as provided in subsection (5), and shall accept as valid a certificate of completion issued prior to the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection that contains an inaccurate reference or no reference to this section but otherwise complies with this section.

28.425o, Sec. 5o. Off/Limits
(1) Subject to subsection (5), an individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol, or who is exempt from licensure under section 12a(1)(f), shall not carry a concealed pistol on the premises of any of the following:

  • A school or school property except that a parent or legal guardian of a student of the school is not precluded from carrying a concealed pistol while in a vehicle on school property, if he or she is dropping the student off at the school or picking up the child from the school. As used in this section, "school" and "school property" mean those terms as defined in section 237a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.237a.
  • A public or private child care center or day care center, public or private child caring institution, or public or private child placing agency.
  • A sports arena or stadium.
  • A bar or tavern licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, where the primary source of income of the business is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the glass and consumed on the premises. This subdivision does not apply to an owner or employee of the business. The Michigan liquor control commission shall develop and make available to holders of licenses under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, an appropriate sign stating that "This establishment prohibits patrons from carrying concealed weapons". The owner or operator of an establishment licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, may, but is not required to, post the sign developed under this subdivision. A record made available by an establishment licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, necessary to enforce this subdivision is exempt from disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.
  • Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship, unless the presiding official or officials of the church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship permit the carrying of concealed pistol on that property or facility.
  • An entertainment facility with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals that the individual knows or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals or that has a sign above each public entrance stating in letters not less than 1-inch high a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals.
  • A hospital.
  • A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university.

(2) Subject to subsection (5), an individual shall not carry a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology on any of the premises described in subsection (1).
(3) An individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol, or who is exempt from licensure under section 12a(1)(f), shall not carry a concealed pistol in violation of R 432.1212 or a successor rule of the Michigan administrative code promulgated under the Michigan gaming control and revenue act, 1996 IL 1, MCL 432.201 to 432.226.
(4) As used in subsection (1), "premises" does not include parking areas of the places identified under subsection (1).
(5) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to any of the following:

  • An individual licensed under this act who is a retired police officer or retired law enforcement officer. The concealed weapon licensing board may require a letter from the law enforcement agency stating that the retired police officer or law enforcement officer retired in good standing.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is employed or contracted by an entity described under subsection (1) to provide security services and is required by his or her employer or the terms of a contract to carry a concealed firearm on the premises of the employing or contracting entity.
  • An individual who is licensed as a private investigator or private detective under the professional investigator licensure act, 1965 PA 285, MCL 338.821 to 338.851.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a corrections officer of a county sheriff's department.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a motor carrier officer or capitol security officer of the department of state police.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a member of a sheriff's posse.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is an auxiliary officer or reserve officer of a police or sheriff's department.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a parole or probation officer of the department of corrections.
  • A state court judge or state court retired judge who is licensed under this act. The concealed weapon licensing board may require a state court retired judge to obtain and carry a letter from the judicial tenure commission stating that the state court retired judge is in good standing as authorized under section 30 of article VI of the state constitution of 1963, and rules promulgated under that section, in order to qualify under this subdivision.
  • An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a court officer.

(6)An individual who violates this section is responsible for a state civil infraction or guilty of a crime as follows:

  • Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c), the individual is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be fined not more than $500.00. The court shall order the individual's license to carry a concealed pistol suspended for 6 months.
  • For a second violation, the individual is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00. The court shall order the individual's license to carry a concealed pistol revoked.
  • For a third or subsequent violation, the individual is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both. The court shall order the individual's license to carry a concealed pistol revoked.

Firearm Transport
MCL 750.231a   A person is now permitted to transport a pistol for a lawful purpose if the owner or occupant of the vehicle is the registered owner of the firearm and the pistol is unloaded and in a closed case in the trunk of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a trunk, the pistol may be in the passenger compartment of the vehicle unloaded and inaccessible to the occupants of the vehicle.

A 'lawful purpose' includes:
While en route to or from a hunting or target shooting area.
While transporting a pistol to or from home or place of business and a place of repair.
While moving goods from one place of residence or business to another place of residence or business.
While transporting a licensed pistol to or from a law enforcement agency for the purpose of having a safety inspection performed (registering the pistol) or to have a law enforcement official take possession of the pistol.
While en route to or from home or place of business to a gun show or place of purchase or sale.
While en route to or from home to a public shooting facility or land where the discharge of firearms is permitted.
While en route to or from home to private property where the pistol is to be used as permitted by law, rule, regulation, or local ordinance.

Reciprocity and Recognitions
If you are a non-resident of Michigan with a valid concealed pistol permit from your home state, Michigan will recognize your permit. However, you must carry in conformance with any and all restrictions appearing on the permit. You are subject to Michigan's concealed pistol law including but not limited to restrictions on where a concealed pistol may be carried. Please review the information provided on this website for further information.

A Michigan Concealed Permit License (CPL) is honored in all states listed below:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Michigan honors all Resident Concealed Carry Permit/License from all states listed below:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

NOTE: Michigan does not honor non-resident permit/license from any state.

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