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: On March 3, 2020, the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined that the Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) no longer qualifies as a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) alternative permit for possessing and transporting firearms. 

Michigan CPL-holders who purchase firearms from or through a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL) should expect to undergo a NICS background check through the FFL, as required by federal law. Questions regarding the NICS background check should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation NICS Section at 1-877-FBI-NICS (877-324-6427).

Gun Permit Hours:
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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