Van Buren Township

Gun Permits

Michigan law requires a Pistol Purchase Permit to be obtained by an individual that does not have a valid Michigan Concealed Pistol License and is purchasing a handgun from a private individual.

Those with a valid Michigan CPL may use a Pistol Sales Record form (Michigan State Police form – RI-060) which is available on the Michigan State Police website or at your local police department to complete a handgun sale or transfer.  Those purchasing a handgun from a federally licensed firearms dealer (gun store) may do so without first obtaining a Pistol Purchase Permit. 

Pistol Purchase Permit Application Hours

An application must be made in person.  Applicant must present valid identification at the time of application.  Permit applications will be reviewed and approved/denied during the below listed hours.  Delays requiring the applicant to return may occur due to personnel constraints or the need for further investigation of the applicant based upon the initial state or federal response to the application.

  • Tuesday 8 am-3 pm
  • Wednesday 8 am-3 pm
  • Thursday 8 am-3 pm

If you are unable to come to the station during the above listed hours, you may complete the application after hours and you will be contacted when your permit is ready for pickup.

Completed Pistol Purchase Permits and Pistol Sales Record forms may be turned in at the front desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week