How do I get a permit to purchase a hand gun?

You must be a Waterford resident, have a valid Michigan drivers license or personal ID, have no prior felony convictions or domestic violence convictions, not be subject to a personal protection order or conditional bond release and have no current arrest warrants.


Permits to purchase a hand gun are obtained through the Waterford Police Records Bureau. The phone number of the Records Bureau is 248-674-0351, Prompt 4. Business hours for this service are listed in the chart below. There is no cost for a purchase permit. Notary fee is $10.


NOTE: CPL applicants who receive a CPL permit issued on or after July 1, 2001, may now use it to purchase a hand gun and will no longer be required to obtain a separate purchase permit, as long as their CPL remains valid.  Residents only need to obtain a purchase permit from the Police Department if they are purchasing from an individual.  If you are purchasing from a Dealer, you must be 21 years of age and can obtain the permit from the dealer.


Gun Permit Hours:


Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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