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

New CPL/CCW Applications may be submitted by appointment

COVID-19 Clerk/Register Operating Plan

The Clerk/Register’s office is available to the public in-person by appointment, only, in order to allow us to serve the public while carefully adhering to social distancing guidelines designed to protect the health of the public and staff.

New Applications and Reapplications for a CPL/CCWs may be submitted in-person by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment by contacting the Clerk’s office at: (734) 222-6730.

Please note that the Sheriff’s Office is providing fingerprinting service by appointment, only. Schedule an appointment here for LIVESCAN fingerprinting (not ink) here: Your fingerprinting appointment must occur AFTER you have applied for your CPL/CCW at the County Clerk’s office.

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.