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CPL license FAQs

Welcome to the Concealed Pistol License (CPL) "Frequently Asked Questions" page of the Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds website.

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How much does it cost to get a CPL?

The Concealed Pistol License Filing Fee is $115 for new applicants (which includes fingerprinting fee) and $115 for renewal applicants. Methods of payment accepted: cash, check, money order and credit cards. Make checks or money orders payable to: Macomb County Clerk.

Where can I obtain a Concealed Pistol License application kit?

The Concealed Pistol License application kit is available at your local police department, the Macomb County Sheriff's Department, or the Macomb County Clerk's Office. You can also download the Concealed Pistol License application by clicking HERE.

Where do I get fingerprinted?

Fingerprinting is done at the time of application at the Clerk's Office. Fingerprinting must be done within 45 days from the day you submit your application at the County Clerk’s Office. 

Who is required to take training?

Training is required for all new applicants and any renewal applicants that had a CPL prior to July 1, 2001, and applicants renewing for the first time after July 1, 2001.

Who is excluded from training?

The training required is waived for an applicant who is a retired peace officer. Proof of retirement is required at the time of application. The training requirement for an active duty law enforcement officer is to present a letter on department stationary indicating that you have met the necessary training requirements and/or qualifications and are in good standing with the department.

Where do I go for training?

Call the National Rifle Association (NRA) or an affiliated club at 1-800-672-3888 and ask to be directed to the Education & Training Department.

What is the status of my CPL application?

If you are a new CPL applicant you should receive your license within 45 days of the application date.  If you are a renewal CPL applicant you should receive your license within 30 days of the application date.  If you have not received your license after that time you may call us to check on your status.

What happens if I lose my CPL?

If your CPL license is stolen, report that to your local police department. You may obtain a replacement license from the Clerk's Office for $10. Bring your government-issued picture ID (driver's license, etc) and the fee along with a copy of the police report and a new permit will be re-issued to you.

What happens if I move WITHIN Macomb County after I receive my CPL?

The permit is still valid until it expires, but you are required to have your current address updated with the county in which your permit was issued.

What happens if I move OUT of Macomb County (still within the state of Michigan) after I receive my CPL?

The license is still valid until it expires. After expiration, you would apply in the county in which you reside.

  • Mailing Address: CPL Clerk, 120 North Main Street, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
  • Phone: 586-469-5749