Office of the Sheriff Gun Department



GUN DEPARTMENT:
Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office
659 N. State Street, Stanton MI 48888
(989) 831-7594 

Gun Department hours - Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note:
**An individual may apply for a License to Purchase a Pistol (LTP) at any police agency in the state that issues License to Purchase Forms. 


INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUYING/ACQUIRING A HANDGUN - Listed below are the 3 ways you can buy or acquire a handgun:

IF YOU ARE BUYING/ACQUIRING A HANDGUN FROM AN INDIVIDUAL: (and you do not have a Concealed Pistol License):

You will need a Purchase Permit: There is a $5.00 Notary fee for each Purchase Permit.  *You have 30 days to purchase a handgun with a Purchase Permit. *The Buyer and Seller fill out and sign all 3 forms.  *The Seller keeps one form.  The Buyer keeps one form. –This Yellow card is your Gun Registration.

* AND, within 10 days of purchase, the buyer must mail or bring the other form (the MSP copy) to:            

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office 659 North State Street Stanton, MI  48888 Attn:  Gun Department

***You no longer have to bring the gun in for registration.  (Firearms Act 372 of 1927, Statute MCL 28.422)

***You must carry your copy of this license with you  for 30 days after purchasing the gun, if in possession of the gun.  After that time, you are not required to have the license with you.


IF YOU ARE BUYING A HANDGUN FROM A FEDERAL FIREARM LICENSED (FFL) DEALER or Store: (Sporting Goods store, Gun Shop, etc.)

You DO NOT need a Purchase Permit

A Pistol Sales Record (RI-060)(available from the FFL Dealer or Store) can be used to purchase a handgun. The Buyer and Dealer/Seller fill out and sign all 3 forms.  The Dealer (Seller) keeps one copy The Buyer keeps one copy- this form is your Gun Registration

* AND, within 10 days of purchase, the Buyer must mail or bring the Registry (MSP) copy to:            

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office 659 North State Street Stanton, MI  48888 Attn:  Gun Department

***You no longer have to bring the gun in for registration.  (Firearms Act 372 of 1927, Statute MCL 28.422)

***You must carry your copy of this license with you  for 30 days after purchasing the gun, if in possession of the gun.  After that time, you are not required to have the license with you.


IF YOU HAVE A CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE: (CPL) You do NOT need a Purchase Permit.  A Pistol Sales Record (RI-060) can be used to purchase a handgun.

(Available at the Sheriff’s Office or print them online at www.michigan.gov/msp  Choose FORMS, FIREARMS, RI-060-Pistol Sales Record)

  • The Buyer and Seller fill out and sign all 3 forms. 
  • The Seller keeps one form. 
  • The Buyer keeps one form - this form is your Gun Registration

AND, within 10 days of purchase, the Buyer must mail or bring the Registry (MSP) copy to:            

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office 659 North State Street Stanton, MI  48888 Attn:  Gun Department

***You no longer have to bring the gun in for registration.  (Firearms Act 372 of 1927, Statute MCL 28.422)

***You must carry your copy of this license with you  for 30 days after purchasing the gun, if in possession of the gun.  After that time, you are not required to have the license with you.

Click here to print a Pistol Sales Record:  Form (RI-060):

http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1645_3500_4615---,00.html

Click AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE to view/print our new Pistol Sales & Registration Information brochure

*If you have any questions, please contact the Gun Department: (989) 831-7594

Gun Brochure