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Ann Arbor Police Department pistol license and registration hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please make an appointment to expedite service when requiring a license to purchase. 

For questions or to make an appointment, please contact Police Services Specialist Chris Briney at 734.794.6930, x49307 or [email protected].

A completed License to Purchase (LTP) or a Firearm Sales Record (FSR) for PISTOLS ONLY can be mailed by the seller to: Ann Arbor Police Department, ATTN: Firearm Licensing Office, P.O. Box 8647, Ann Arbor, MI 48107. PLEASE DO NOT SEND NON-PISTOL POLICE DEPARTMENT/SHERIFF OFFICE COPIES, AS NON-PISTOLS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED! All non-pistol forms will either be a. returned if possible or b. destroyed.

License to Purchase application

AAPD Pistol Form.doc

Firearm licensing is not available on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Presidents Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Juneteenth

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

  • Veterans Day

  • Thanksgiving Day (and the Friday after)

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day

  • New Years Eve


DO NOT bring your firearm to the police department, as security will not allow you past the checkpoint. The law changed several years ago and pistol safety inspections are no longer required. Due to this change, it is the licensee's responsibility to check and verify that ALL relevant fields are entered correctly and are legible on the License to Purchase or Pistol Sales Record.

The Ann Arbor Police Department is NOT responsible for Firearm Sales Records or Licenses to Purchase that are incorrect, incomplete, or illegible.

Concealed Pistol Licensing

To obtain or renew a concealed pistol license (CPL), Washtenaw County residents must go to the county clerk's office to pick up a CPL application packet. The office address is 200 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may obtain further information on the county clerk's website.

Other Notes About Pistol Licensing

Once your handgun is licensed in the state of Michigan, you are not required to re-license the firearm should you move, provided you are still a resident of the state.

To learn more about Michigan's gun laws, visit the Michigan State Police website:,1607,7-123-1591_3503_4654---,00.html​