Michigan Gun Laws
Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested State Parks: Concealed handgun carry by recognized permittees is lawful Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law. Firearms at K-12 Schools: Loaded handgun in vehicle only lawful for Michigan permittees Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Non-residents may only carry a handgun in a vehicle if he/she has a carry permit from his/her home state Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state Permit Training Requirements: Michigan requires a basic handgun training course. Permit Issuing Authority: County Clerk May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years Permit Application Process: Complete a qualifying course. Submit the application with fee(s) to the county clerk. Wait for background check to process. Non-Resident Permits: Only available to active duty armed forces Places Off Limits: A school or school property except that a parent or legal guardian of a student of the school is not
precluded from carrying a concealed pistol while in a vehicle on school property, if he or she is
dropping the student off at the school or picking up the student from the school.
A public or private child care center or day care center, public or private child caring institution, or
public or private child placing agency.
A sports arena or stadium
A bar or tavern licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, where the primary source of income of the business is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the
glass and consumed on the premises. This subdivision does not apply to an owner or employee of the
Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of
worship, unless the presiding official or officials of the church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other
place of worship permit the carrying of concealed pistol on that property or facility.
An entertainment facility with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals that the individual knows
or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals or that has a sign above each public
entrance stating in letters not less than 1-inch high a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals.
A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university.
An individual may not carry a firearm or other weapon in a casino.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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