Purchase Permits

Permits to purchase pistols are available at the Sheriff's Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  A valid Michigan driver's license or ID card, with current address, is required.  The Sheriff's Office issues permits for all township residents in Marquette County.  Anyone who resides within the cities of Marquette, Ishpeming or Negaunee must obtain a permit from their city police departments.  If you are purchasing a firearm from a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer, you may go directly to them to purchase the firearm.  The FFL Dealer will complete the necessary paperwork.  After purchasing the pistol, you must return the "MSP" copy to the Sheriff's Office for registration.  This process must be completed within ten days of purchasing your pistol.


As of January 7, 2009, you no longer need to bring in your pistols for inspection.  However, within 10 days of purchase of the pistol, you are required to return the "MSP" copy of your Purchase Permit or Pistol Sales Record to the Sheriff's Office for registration.  These can be dropped off at the Sheriff's Office (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) or sent through the mail to 236 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI  49855.

Concealed Pistol Licensing

Any information regarding the CPL process can be directed to the Marquette County Clerk at 906-225-8330.