Application Process - New Concealed Pistol License (CPL/CCW)

New CPL/CCW Applications cannot be accepted through April 30, 2020

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The Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s office is closed to the public through April 30, 2020.

Our offices will not be available in-person or by phone during this time.

Certain Clerk/Register services will continue ONLINE and BY MAIL during this closure -  PLEASE SEE HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

You must first apply at the County Clerk/Register’s Office before being fingerprinted.


$100 at the point of application, plus a separate payment of $15 at the point of fingerprinting.

Payment Types Accepted

Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit (Visa, MasterCard & Discover, only)

Re-Application Process

  1. Obtain an application from County Clerk/Register, local police department, Sheriff Department, or online.
  2. Complete Pistol Safety Training Course
  3. Appear in-person and submit completed application and certificate of completion of pistol safety training to:

County Clerk/Register Suite 120
200 N Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Application must be signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk. Training must have occurred within 5 years of application date and must state that it complies with the requirements of P.A. 372 of 1927 as amended.

For Training Certificates issued on or after December 1, 2015, each certificate must contain the following, which shall be printed on the face of the certificate or attached in a separate document: 

  • the instructor’s name and telephone number 
  • the name and telephone number of the organization that has certified the individual as an instructor
  • the instructor’s instruction certificate number & expiration date of that certificate.

4. Visit the Sheriff’s office to have fingerprints taken:

2201 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

  • You must take the receipt of application received from the County Clerk/Register to the Sheriff’s Office 
  • The Sheriff’s office provides fingerprinting service on the following, only:

Monday and Friday - 8 a.m. to Noon

Tuesday through Thursday - 1 to 4:30 p.m.

  • After fingerprinting a background check is completed. A letter will then be sent informing applicant of approval or disqualification.
  • All approved permits are sent through the mail along with the approval letter.
  • If a permit is lost or stolen, there is a $10 fee for a replacement.