Applications for Concealed Pistol License (CPL) are available at the Sheriff's Office or Marquette County Clerk.  The application is filed at the Clerk's Office, for a fee of $105, which includes your fingerprinting fee.  Fingerprinting is processed by the Marquette City Police Department, 300 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette.  For more information on fingerprinting, please call the City Police at (906) 228-0400.  Applicants are also required to complete a CPL training class.  Class locations, fees and dates vary from month to month. 

For further information please call the Sheriff's Office at (906) 225-8435 or the County Clerk's Office at (906) 225-8330.

Concealed Pistol Law Information

28.425b. License to carry a concealed pistol; application to licensing board, contents; material false statement, penalty; fees

Text of section effective July 1, 2001

Sec. 5b. (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 for a license to carry a concealed pistol. The application shall be filed with the county clerk as clerk of the concealed weapon licensing board 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, 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 information provided under this subdivision shall include a statement that the city, village, or township has a police department.

(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 providing authority to the concealed weapon licensing board to access any record pertaining to the qualifications of an applicant for a license to carry a concealed pistol under this act.

(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 granting authority to 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. Information received by the concealed weapon licensing board under this subdivision is confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person except for purposes of this act.

(e) A statement by the applicant regarding whether he or she has ever been convicted in this state or elsewhere for any felony or misdemeanor.

(f) A statement by the applicant whether he or she is 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) A statement setting forth the names, residential addresses, and telephone numbers of 2 individuals who are references for the applicant.

(i) A passport-quality photograph of the applicant provided by the applicant.

(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.

(5) Each applicant shall pay a fee of $55.00 by any method of payment accepted by that county for payments of other fees and penalties, plus an additional assessment of $5.00 for deposit in the concealed weapon enforcement fund under section 5v at the time of filing an application under this section. 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, other than the fingerprint fee provided for in this act. The fee and assessment shall be payable to the county. The county treasurer shall deposit $10.00 of each fee collected under this section in the general fund of the county to the credit of the county clerk 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 state treasurer shall deposit the assessment in the concealed weapon enforcement fund created in section 5v. Each county shall report to the senate and house fiscal agencies by October 1 of each year its costs per applicant to implement this section.

(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.

(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 a resident legal alien as defined in > section 11 of title 18 of the United States Code, is a resident of this state, and has resided in this state for at least 6 months. 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.

(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:

(i) Section 464a of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, > MCL 330.1464a.

(ii) Former section 444a of the revised probate code, 1978 PA 642, > MCL 700.444a, or section 5107 of the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, > MCL 700.5107.

(iii) Sections 2950 and 2950a of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, > MCL 600.2950 and > 600.2950a.

(iv) Section 6b of chapter V of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, > MCL 765.6b, if the order has a condition imposed pursuant to section 6b(3) of chapter V of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, > MCL 765.6b.

(v) Section 16b of chapter IX of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, > MCL 769.16b.

(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 is not 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:

(i) Section 625(1) of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. 625, punishable as provided in subsection (8)(b) of that section (drunk driving, second offense).

(ii) Section 626 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, > MCL 257.626 (reckless driving).

(iii) Section 904(1) of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, > MCL 257.904 (driving while license suspended or revoked), punishable as a second or subsequent offense.

(iv) Section 29 of 1964 PA 283, > MCL 290.629 (hindering or obstructing weights and measures enforcement officer).

(v) Section 10 of the motor fuels quality act, 1984 PA 44, > MCL 290.650 (hindering, obstructing, assaulting, or committing bodily injury upon director or authorized representative).

(vi) Section 7403 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, > MCL 333.7403.

(vii) Section 7 of 1978 PA 33, > MCL 722.677 (displaying sexually explicit materials to minors).

(viii) Section 81 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.81 (assault or domestic assault).

(ix) Section 81a(1) or (2) of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.81a (aggravated assault or aggravated domestic assault).

(x) Section 136b(5) of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.136b (fourth degree child abuse).

(xi) Section 145a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.145a (accosting, enticing, or soliciting a child for immoral purposes).

(xii) Section 145n of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.145n (vulnerable adult abuse).

(xiii) Section 157b(3)(b) of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.157b (solicitation to commit a felony).

(xiv) Section 215 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.215 (impersonating sheriff, conservation officer, coroner, constable, or police officer).

(xv) Section 223 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.223 (illegal sale of a firearm or ammunition).

(xvi) Section 224d of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.224d (illegal sale of a self-defense spray).

(xvii) Section 226a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.226a (sale or possession of a switchblade).

(xviii) Section 227c of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.227c (improper transportation of a firearm).

(xix) Section 228 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.228 (failure to have a pistol inspected).

(xx) Section 229 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.229 (accepting a pistol in pawn).

(xxi) Section 232 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.232 (failure to register the purchase of a firearm or a firearm component).

(xxii) Section 232a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.232a (improperly obtaining a pistol, making a false statement on an application to purchase a pistol, or using false identification to purchase a pistol).

(xxiii) Section 233 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.233 (intentionally aiming a firearm without malice).

(xxiv) Section 234 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.234 (intentionally discharging a firearm aimed without malice).

(xxv) Section 234d of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.234d (possessing a firearm on prohibited premises).

(xxvi) Section 234e of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.234e (brandishing a firearm in public).

(xxvii) Section 234f of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.234f (possession of a firearm by an individual less than 18 years of age).

(xxviii) Section 235 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.235 (intentionally discharging a firearm aimed without malice causing injury).

(xxix) Section 235a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.235a (parent of a minor who possessed a firearm in a weapon free school zone).

(xxx) Section 236 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.236 (setting a spring gun or other device).

(xxxi) Section 237 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.237 (possessing a firearm while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug).

(xxxii) Section 237a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.237a (weapon free school zone violation).

(xxxiii) Section 411h of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, > MCL 750.411h (stalking).

(xxxiv) Section 1 of 1952 PA 45, > MCL 752.861 (reckless, careless, or negligent use of a firearm resulting in injury or death).

(xxxv) Section 2 of 1952 PA 45, > MCL 752.862 (careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm resulting in property damage).

(xxxvi) Section 3a of 1952 PA 45, > MCL 752.863a (reckless discharge of a firearm).

(xxxvii) A violation of 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 in subparagraphs (i) to (xxxvi).

(i) The applicant has not been convicted of any other misdemeanor in this state or elsewhere, in the 3 years immediately preceding the date of application.

(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) 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.

(o) 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 civil infractions, 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) Before submitting an application under this section, the individual shall have 2 sets of classifiable fingerprints taken by the county sheriff. A sheriff may charge a fee for the actual and reasonable costs of taking the fingerprints, but not more than $15.00.

(10) The county sheriff shall take the fingerprints of an individual within the expiration of 5 business days after the individual requests his or her fingerprints to be taken under subsection (9).

(11) One set of fingerprints taken under subsection (9) shall be taken on a form furnished by the department of state police and provided to the applicant under section 5. That set of fingerprints shall be forwarded immediately by the county sheriff to the department of state police. The department of state police shall compare that set of fingerprints with fingerprints already on file with the department of state police. The other set of fingerprints taken under subsection (9) shall be taken on a form furnished by the federal bureau of investigation and provided to the applicant under section 5. That set of fingerprints shall be forwarded immediately by the county sheriff to the department of state police who shall forward that set of fingerprints to the federal bureau of investigation or an entity designated by the federal bureau of investigation to receive those fingerprints. The request shall state that the department of state police is to be provided with the report of the comparison. The department of state police shall within 10 days after receiving the report provide a copy of both comparisons to the county sheriff who took the fingerprints and to the concealed weapon licensing board of the county in which the applicant resides. The concealed weapon licensing board shall not issue a concealed weapon license under this section to an applicant until the concealed weapon licensing board has received the fingerprint comparison reports required under this subsection. The concealed weapon licensing board is not required to issue a concealed weapons license to an applicant if that applicant's fingerprints are determined to be unclassifiable by the federal bureau of investigation.

(12) 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.

(13) 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.

(14) Subject to subsections (11) and (15), the concealed weapon licensing board shall issue or deny issuance of a license within 30 days after the concealed weapon licensing board receives the fingerprint comparison report provided under subsection(11). 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:

(i) A statement of the specific and articulable facts supporting the denial.

(ii) 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.

(15) If the fingerprint comparison report is not received by the concealed weapon licensing board within 30 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 (11) 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.

(16) As used in this section:

(a) "Convicted" means a final conviction, the payment of a fine, a plea of guilty or nolo contendere if accepted by the court, or a finding of guilt for a criminal law violation or a juvenile adjudication or disposition by the juvenile division of probate court or family division of circuit court for a violation that if committed by an adult would be a crime.

(b) "Felony" means that term as defined in section 1 of chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, > MCL 761.1, or a violation of a law of the United States or another state that is designated as a felony or that is punishable by death or by imprisonment for more than 1 year.

(c) "Mental illness" means a substantial disorder of thought or mood that significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life, and includes, but is not limited to, clinical depression.

(d) "Misdemeanor" means a violation of a penal law of this state or violation of a local ordinance substantially corresponding to a violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or a violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that is punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine, or both.

(e) "Treatment" means care or any therapeutic service, including, but not limited to, the administration of a drug, and any other service for the treatment of a mental illness.