Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

Public Notice Regarding COVID-19

County Clerk filings are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that Renewals (expired less than one year) can be handled online, or via US Postal Mail. For more information please call 517-543-2280.

For your and our staff’s safety a mask or facial covering must be worn while in the enclosed public areas and social-distancing practiced.

Thank you for your understanding,

Diana Bosworth
Eaton County Clerk

To print application: Michigan State Police Website

Apply for a New Concealed Pistol License

Learn about the application process for a new Concealed Pistol License

Re-Applying for a Concealed Pistol License

If your CPL is expired for more than one year prior to the date you are applying or you have been found to be not qualified for a license previously your application is considered a "re-application" - not a renewal or new application.

Renewal Process for a Concealed Pistol License

If your CPL is due to expire within the next 6 months or is expired for one year or less prior to the date of application, you are eligible to renew.

* *It is the applicant’s responsibility to understand the qualification requirements. To review your background report prior to applying you may purchase it at the State of Michigan’s website.**

Please make sure your course and completion certificate complies with Michigan Law.


For questions regarding Concealed Pistol License (CPL) permits, call our office at 517-543-2494. 

For more information visit the State of Michigan Police website.


After submitting your application you need to be fingerprinted to complete the application. Many MI Sheriff departments do fingerprinting or some private security firms; please contact them directly regarding getting fingerprinted.
Fingerprinting is not currently available in Delta Township or from the Michigan State Police.
You can get fingerprinted at any LIVE-Scan fingerprint location.

The Charlotte Eaton County Sheriff's Office will resume fingerprinting during their normal hours 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4pm beginning October 5th, 2020