Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Effective December 1, 2015 - Elimination of local Gun Boards

  • An applicant must take a state required training class (See list of Certified Trainers below)

  • Obtain a CPL application at the County Clerk’s office, at 315 W. Green Street, Marshall, MI, local police agencies, or on-line at

  • Applicant must file their application in the County where they reside and must be a resident of that County for at least six months. Calhoun County applicants must apply at the County Clerk’s office, Marshall, MI. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • At the time of application you will need:
    • A certificate from your training class. The certificate must include State required language.
    • A current picture identification: a Michigan Driver’s License or State Identification which shows your local address.
    • An application fee of $100.00. You may pay the application fee in the form of cash, check, charge or debit card. We accept Visa or MasterCard.

  • We will direct you to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department or law enforcement agency of your choice for fingerprints. There is a $15.00 Fingerprint Fee payable to the law enforcement agency. As a new applicant, you will always be required to have your fingerprints taken, even if you have had prints taken for another reason.

  • The sooner you are fingerprinted, the shorter the time is for the CPL to be processed.

  • After the completed application and fingerprints have been electronically transferred to Michigan State Police, they will perform a background check and respond to the County Clerk with a Qualified or Disqualified message.

  • The County Clerk will send out an Approval Letter with each Concealed Pistol License or a Disqualification Letter which identifies the disqualification reason, the disqualification source and the source's contact information.

  • You may appeal the Notice of Disqualification to the Calhoun County Circuit Court, 161 East Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The telephone number is 269-969-6518. There is a substantial Circuit Court Appeal Filing Fee.

  • Appeal forms were provided with your CPL application or they may be obtained at the Calhoun County Circuit Court Clerk's office or online at (form #CC 79 Claim of Appeal)

  • The County Clerk has 45 days from the date of fingerprints to send an Approval or Disqualification Letter for a new application and 30 days for a renewal application.

  • If the applicant fails to get fingerprinted within 45 days, the application is automatically withdrawn.

  • Applicants may only submit an application once during a calendar year.

Concealed Pistol License

Explanation of $100.00 Fee (New) plus $15.00 Fingerprint Fee

Calhoun County Clerk receives $ 26.00
Michigan State Police receive $ 74.00

Explanation of $115.00 Fee (Renewals)

Calhoun County Clerk receives $ 36.00
Michigan State Police receive $ 79.00

Certified Trainers

Southside Sportsman Club
539 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Telephone: 269.968.4229

Centerline of Calhoun County
23100 13 Mile Road
Bellevue, MI 49021
Telephone: 269.209.7146

Family Shooter’s Coral, Inc.
4516 Bellevue Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, MI
Telephone: 517.663.3805

Battle Creek Sportsman Club
Jack Cox – Telephone: 269.963.4831
Douglas White – Telephone: 269.962.6762

Tim Bryant – Telephone: 269.420.0390

Todd Turner
Telephone: 269.274.8580

Ed Latta
Telephone: 269.979.3425

Steven M. Cornelius
Telephone: 269.967.3960
Calhoun: “Have Guns – will Travel to Teach”

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