Eaton County Clerk
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 over nose and mouth at all times while in the enclosed public areas and social-distancing practiced.
Thank you for your understanding,
To print application: Michigan State Police Website
After submitting your new application (or expired for more than 1 year) you need to be fingerprinted specifically for this application, which then starts the background checks. Many MI Sheriff departments normally do fingerprinting or some private security firms do. Please contact them directly regarding getting fingerprinted.
Fingerprinting is not currently done by the ECSO Delta Township branch or by the Michigan State Police for the purpose of a CPL.
You can get fingerprinted at any digital LIVE-Scan fingerprint location.
As of 11/16/2020 Eaton County Sheriff's Office is NOT fingerprinting.
Many locations are not fingerprinting because of COVID or are only fingerprinting by appointment, we strongly recommend you have confirmed a place that is available to fingerprint before submitting your application with us.
These are possible locations but please contact them to verify.
Barry County Sheriff fingerprinting (link) CLOSED
Calhoun County Sheriff fingerprinting (link)
Clinton County Sheriff fingerprinting (link) CLOSED Ingham County Sheriff fingerprinting (link) CLOSED
Ionia County Sheriff fingerprinting (link)
Jackson County Sheriff fingerprinting (link)
Kent County Sheriff fingerprinting (link)
Lansing Police Department fingerprinting (link) CLOSED
Lansing Area fingerprint locations (link)
IdentoGO fingerprinting locations (link)
Learn about the application process for a new 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.
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.
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.