Gun Information (CPL)

Gun Purchasing Information

As of August 1, 2012, we will no longer accept private purchaser gun permits and RI-60 forms sent to us from gun dealers, sellers or businesses.  It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to properly register a gun within 10 days of purchase.  To read more about this please visit MCL 28.422 section (5) of the Michigan Compiled Laws.  You may also call (989) 839-4630.

As you are likely aware, effective January 7, 2009, HB 4490 & HB 4491 went into effect which eliminated the safety inspection requirement. Since there is not an actual inspection for safety of the pistol, the Safety Inspection Certificate requirement was viewed as a record keeping process only.  As such, this record keeping function will still remain, as all pistols must still be "registered" with the Midland County Sheriff's Office and the State of Michigan.  The entry of the pistol information will be taken from the License to Purchase and Pistol Sales Record forms, instead of the Safety Inspection Certificate.

If you live in Midland County and are interested in purchasing a firearm from an individual, please follow this process:

  1. Obtain an Application And License To Purchase a Pistol at the Law Enforcement Center.  (You will be charged a $10.00 notary fee and asked for your Driver's License).
  2. At the time of purchasing a pistol, complete all fields of the 3-Part Form.
  3. The seller keeps the "SELLER COPY"; you, the purchaser, will keep the "PURCHASER"; and mail the "LICENSING AUTHORITY COPY" to: Midland County Sheriff's Office, 2727 Rodd Street, Midland, MI 48640.

If you are over 21 years of age, you may purchase from a dealer and step 1 is not necessary. Dealers will run your background check and issue a license to purchase if you are cleared.

NOTE: be sure all information is filled out correctly and legibly on all parts of the form.  Also be sure to include a phone number on the form. With elimination of the safety inspection, it is important that all information is legible so it is entered into the system correctly.  If the information cannot be read, we will call for verification.

As of December 1, 2015, the Midland County Sheriff's Office no longer handles the processing of CPL Applications and Renewals or CPL Fingerprints.

CPL Application and Instructions