Applying for a Concealed Pistol License

  1. New Applicants
  2. Renewal Applicants 6 Months to Expiration or Expired Less Than 1 Year
  3. Renewal Applicants Expired 1 Year or More
  4. Military Eligibility

County Clerk filings are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please have everything ready when coming in to apply, if you have questions please call 517-543-2494.

Diana Bosworth
Eaton County Clerk


New applicants must apply in person and will need the following:

  1. Fully completed application in ink 
  2. Picture Identification (Driver’s License, or State ID) - Your registered address must be in Eaton County
    • Immigrants also need to provide their ID card with 9-digit Alien Registration number
  3. Certificate of Completion of a pistol safety training course (Valid for 5 years) - must contain the following:
    • The statement: "this course complies with section 5J of 1927 PA 372"
    • The instructor’s name and original signature
    • Additionally on the certificate or an attached page there must be:
      • The instructor’s phone number
      • The name and telephone number of the certifying organization of the instructor
      • Instructor certification number, and certification expiration date

        For more information regarding qualifications, please go to the Concealed Pistol License Requirements


  • $100 (non-refundable) is due at time of application with checks made payable to "Eaton County Clerk".                                          (it is the applicant’s responsibility to understand the qualification requirements.)
  • $15 for fingerprinting, paid separately at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department AFTER you apply and pay at the County Clerk’s Office.

We accept cash, check, money order and debit or credit cards. There will be a $2.50 fee added for debit cards and a $4 fee added for credit cards.

Once you have made application at the Eaton County Clerk’s Office, new applicants will need to be fingerprinted at a LiveScan fingerprinting location within 45 days.


If approved, your license card must be mailed to you; please note mail time can take several weeks and we cannot confirm by phone the status of your application.