If you have a question, you may contact Jill Juoz at (231) 258-8686 extension 403.
Purchase Permit for Handguns:
1. Be a resident of Kalkaska County [Village residents go to Kalkaska
When you report to our office, go to Administration Offices with your driver's license or id card with a correct address. We will ask a series of questions and run your criminal history. If the criminal history comes back without felony convictions, the purchase permit will be issued. A purchase permit is good for (10) ten days from the issuance date. Effective 01/07/09, you are no longer required to bring in your handgun for physical inspection. The MSP and agency copy of your application and License to Purchase a Pistol form must be turned into the Sheriff's Office upon completion of purchase.
While the application and License To Purchase Permit is free, there is a $5.00 charge to notorize your signatures on the 4-part form. A purchase permit is needed for each handgun purchased, unless you currently have a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) permit.
Changes to the License to Purchase and Pistol Registration Laws Beginning January 7, 2009
Forms that are affected:
RI-60 Pistol Sales Record (For Concealed Pistol License Holders)
Changes in the law:
The purchaser and seller must complete and sign all four parts.
Print neatly and clearly in black ink with all correct information. Remember, if your writing is not legible, the pistol registration can not be completed.
Violation of any pistol laws is still a crime. Penalties may include jail, fines, loss of your rights to possess and purchase firearms, and forfeiture of your pistol.
Remember, the license to purchase must be used anytime a pistol is transferred from one person to another. Exception: If the purchaser holds a valid Concealed Pistol License and utilizes the RI-60 Pistol Sales Record.
You may pick up a "free" gunlock at the Kalkaska Sheriff's Office. These will be given out to all persons registering handguns, while supplies last. Anyone else who needs a gunlock may also stop into the office and request one, while supplies last. These gunlocks work on handguns and long guns.
Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Applications:
Note: You may also download the Concealed Pistol License Application, just . If you run into a problem opening the file (.PDF), Choose to "open with a different viewer", then save the file. Fill out the application and take the form to the Kalkaska County Clerk's Office.
Once the CPL application has been completed, you must turn it in to the County Clerk's Office along with a passport size photo, training certificates, and pay the required fee. After you have conducted business with the County Clerk's Office, please return to the Sheriff's Administration Office and request that fingerprints be taken. We will need a copy of your receipt from the County Clerk, along with your driver's license. The fingerprint fee is included in the fee that you paid to the County Clerk.
CPL Permit Renewal standard may be different, please contact our office for additional information.
For more information on CPL and Michigan Firearm Laws can be obtained from www.msp.state.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do I go to obtain a Permit to Purchase a Firearm?
I recently moved within the State of Michigan.
Do I need to change the address on my gun registration card?
I inherited a firearm. How do I register it?
I just moved to Michigan from another state.
How do I register my firearms?
What is the procedure for renewing a Concealed Pistol License?
What is the procedure for applying for a Concealed Pistol License?
Where can I complete the required training for a Concealed Pistol License?
Where can I obtain information of Michigan firearms laws?
Information on Michigan firearms laws are available at the Michigan State Police web site at www.michigan.gov/msp .
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