A Purchase Permit is a license required prior to acquisition of a pistol by purchase or gift from a private party or family member. The application process for all qualified applicants requires the completion of a notarized form supplied by this department and the completion of a background check.
A Purchase Permit is NOT required for individuals purchasing a gun from a registered firearm dealer or who possess a valid Michigan Concealed Pistol License. If you purchase a firearm from a dealer, they will conduct a background check and issue the permit. If you have a MCPL you must complete a Michigan State Police Pistol Sales Record Form (RI-60). The Pistol Sales Record Form can be obtained at the Flushing Police Department or online at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ri-060_6454_7.pdf
Qualified applicants must obtain a Purchase Permit from this department. This permit is a three part form and each part must be completed as required. You may take as many as five (5) permits at one time. All forms must be typed or legibly printed in ink.
The Permit to Purchase must be used to purchase a pistol within 30 days. Since all Purchase Permits are strictly accounted for and issued to you, all unused permit forms must be returned to this department whether used or not. It is permissible to mail them back.
If the purchase is to be made from a private person (not a licensed Federal Firearm Dealer), you must have the seller complete his/her portion of the permit including the date of sale. If his/her signature is unreadable, have them legibly print his/her name directly below. You will keep one part of the three part form, give one part to the seller and then return the remaining one here. If you intend to purchase the gun from a Personal Representative of an estate, or will receive the gun in any other manner other than a direct sale, contact our Records personnel for specific instructions.
After the sale, return the Michigan State Police portion of the Permit to Purchase to the Flushing Police Department.
You may transport the gun from the place of purchase to your home, place of business, to a place of repair or to this department (within 10 days of purchase) only if the pistol is unloaded, in a wrapper or container, and in the trunk of a vehicle. If you have questions on the legality of transporting firearms of any kind, contact any police agency prior to moving them.