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License to Purchase - Handgun Permits

NOTE: the processing of a Gun Permits may take up to three (3) business days.

Obtain a License to Purchase Permit:

  • Any law enforcement agency, within the state of Michigan, that issues Gun Permits.
  • At the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am - 3:30pm.  

Schedule a Gun Permit Appointment ONLINE


Persons requesting a handgun purchase permit must pass a criminal background check, Federal and State.  
 

If purchasing a handgun from a FFL Dealer, the Dealer can now perform the background check at their location; you no longer need to come to a local law enforcement agency to obtain a License to Purchase.  

 
NOTE: Handguns are no longer to be brought into the Sheriff’s Office.
 

Registering your handgun  

 
Gun Permit Drop Off Box Located in Public Entrance.jpgWithin ten (10) days of purchase the buyer must return the “Registry Copy” of the Pistol Sales Record or License to Purchase (LTP) to the issuing agency either by: 
  • Mailing to:

Allegan County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Guns
640 River St.
Allegan, MI 49010

  • Dropping at the Drop Box, located in the entry way of the Sheriff’s Office (the entry way is open 24/7).
In order to correctly register the handgun, it is important that the information supplied be complete, legible, and correct; if not, the record will be returned to you, the purchaser, resulting in the handgun not being registered until a corrected copy or new copy is returned.
 
If the Pistol Sales Record is successfully filled out, the handgun will then be entered and officially registered to the purchaser.  
 
NOTE: you will NOT receive a confirmation from our office if your handgun is successfully registered. You should keep the Purchaser’s Copy as your record of registration.
 

For Concealed Pistol License Holders 

 
To complete the process of registering a handgun, you must return the “Registry Copy” of the Pistol Sales Record to the issuing agency within ten (10) days of purchase, either by: 
  • Mailing to:

Allegan County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Guns
640 River St.
Allegan, MI 49010

  • Dropping at the Drop Box, located in the entry way of the Sheriff’s Office (the entry way is open 24/7).
 
NOTE:  it is important to send in theRegistry Copy to the Sheriff’s Office; the Registry Copy contains information that the other copies (purchaser and seller) do not contain.


 

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