Office of the Sheriff Gun Department



GUN DEPARTMENT:
Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office
659 N. State Street, Stanton MI 48888
(989) 831-7590

EVERYONE ENTERING INTO EITHER LOBBY WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND ARE ASKED TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE/CHILDREN COMING INTO THE LOBBY WITH YOU. 

DO NOT ENTER EITHER LOBBY IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS.  WHEN ENTERING EITHER LOBBY EXERCISE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE 6 FOOT RULES.  

IF THERE ARE MORE THAN 5 (FIVE) PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY WAIT OUTSIDE OR RETURN TO YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL THE LOBBY HAS LESS OCCUPANCY. 

APPLICANT FINGERPRINTS      - -    ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(CPL;SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT; JUVENILE;ETC)

CALL 989-831-7590 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TIME.  DO NOT COME TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.   Before being fingerprinted you will REQUIRED to wear a face mask (we will not provide one).  You will be asked COVID-19 screening questions.  If you are feeling ill 3 days prior to your appointment do not arrive at the Sheriff's Office, you will need to call and reschedule your appointment.  Do not enter the lobby more than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time and only the person with the appointment will be allowed in the area.  You will NOT be fingerprinted if you have COVID-19 symptoms; do not properly wear a face mask, and/or arrive more than five minutes after your appointment time.



PISTOL PERMITS/SALES
IF YOU HAVE A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED PURCHASE PERMIT/SALES RECORD PLEASE MAIL TO:
 MCSO, 659 N. STATE STREET, STANTON, MI 48888.

PURCHASE PERMIT ISSUANCES - No appointment is necessary; however, abide by the above lobby restrictions.  HOURS ARE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. AND 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.    Please be aware, you may be asked to return to your vehicle or return at a later time while we process your request.


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 issued by the Sheriff's Office. 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

***Do not 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 from an individual.

(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


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 from a Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL dealer ) 

On March 3, 2020, the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined that the Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) no longer qualifies as a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) alternative permit for possessing and transporting firearms.  

Michigan CPL-holders who purchase firearms from or through a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL) should expect to undergo a NICS background check through the FFL, as required by federal law. Questions regarding  the NICS background check should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation NICS Section at 1-877-FBI-NICS (877-324-6427).


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

***Do not 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 Sheriff's Office at: (989) 831-7590

Gun Brochure