Michigan Concealed Carry Renewal Goes Digital

Isn’t the 21st century wonderful? Unfortunately many parts of the firearms industry, especially where it meets the government, are in an antiquated state.

Buying an NFA item, anyone?

Well the good news out of Michigan is that their Concealed Pistol License renewal system has gone online. The paperwork heavy process has now simplified through the ground breaking concepts of email and the internet.

Now the process still involves manual paperwork as the State of Michigan will mail out a renewal notice with a PIN to start the online process.


The Michigan State Police (MSP) Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Unit began accepting CPL renewal applications by mail and through the online system on November 1, 2018.  Those eligible to submit their CPL renewal application online will receive a renewal notice through the U.S. mail from the county clerk that issued their CPL containing a PIN.   Once in receipt of the PIN, CPL applicants may proceed to www.michigan.gov/cplrenewal to submit their renewal application.  CPL holders who receive renewal notices not containing a PIN are not eligible to renew online.  However, you may submit a completed CPL renewal application, with payment, to the MSP CPL Unit, or renew in person at their county clerk’s office.

The system is active. If you have a PIN no more trip to the County Clerk.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.