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Gun Registrations and Pistol Purchase Permits

CHANGES TO LAW ARE EFFECTIVE FEB.13, 2024

Hours: Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 PM or Fridays 9-11 AM

As of Feb. 13, 2024, if you do not possess a valid Concealed Pistol License (CPL), MCOLES, or Federal Firearms License (FFL), you must apply for a License to Purchase, (also called LTP or “Purchase Permit”), at any Michigan Police Department or Sheriff’s Office before purchasing or transferring a firearm.

See flow chart below.

Firearms flowchart PD 2024

What is required to apply for a Purchase Permit?

  • A background check will be completed to determine firearm eligibility.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
  • You must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan State ID that reflects your
    current address.
  • There is a $6 notary fee for the purchase permit application (cash or check only).
  • If you were not born in the United States, you will need to provide additional citizenship documentation such as a valid US passport, Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization, or Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).

Where can I find additional information on Michigan firearms laws?
Michigan Legislature Section 28.422

How do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)?
Permit applications for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) must be obtained through the Wayne County Clerk. The Dearborn Police Department does not accept CPL applications.

For further information on CPL guidelines, visit the State of Michigan Firearms webpage.

If you have additional questions, please call the Record Bureau at (313) 943-2230.

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FOIA Requests

Crime statistics and data can be viewed at the Dearborn Police Department’s Transparency Policing page.

Crime statistics and records and can also be requested through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Requests must be submitted to the Record Bureau.

City of Dearborn FOIA Request Portal

Police FOIA Support
313-943-2265
313-943-3048 Fax
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Fingerprinting

FingerprintThe Record Bureau offers fingerprinting services on a walk-in basis between the hours of 8:00am - 11:30am on Tuesday and Thursday. There is a $20 fee for residents and a $35 fee for non residents.

You must present proper identification, which must have your current address, such as a valid driver’s license or a State ID.

The Dearborn Police Department only does ink prints, not Livescan prints.

Record Bureau
313-943-2230

False Alarms Inquiries

This program monitors false alarm reports within the City, and records, reviews, and works with business owners to prevent nuisance. Repeat violators are sent warning letters and are eventually billed on an increasing scale for repeated ordinance violations.

False Alarm Inquiries
313-943-2104

Per Sec. 14-10 – Alarm Systems:

False alarm shall mean an alarm signal activated by inadvertence, negligence, or unintentional act necessitating response by the police department and/or fire department.

Exceptions. The following circumstances shall not constitute a false alarm, and no fee shall be assessed:

1. Alarm conditions activated by a person working on the alarm system with prior notification to the city police department and/or fire department.
2. Alarms which can be substantiated as being activated by disruption or disturbance of utility company facilities or motor vehicle-utility pole accidents or by storm conditions.

Any person wishing to appeal a false alarm bill must submit their reason for the request in writing, along with any supportive documentation, to the Security Systems Board via the Chief of Police. The Security Systems Board will schedule a hearing date/time and meet on a monthly basis to grant a hearing to review these appeals.

Please call to confirm your attendance. Failure to appear means abandonment of your appeal.

The board shall meet on a monthly basis to consider all appeals properly filed. After hearing an appeal, the board may sustain the assessment of the false alarm fee, or cancel the assessment.

• The findings and decisions of the security systems board shall be summarized, reduced to writing, and filed with the office of the chief of police.
• No more than two appeals may be filed by any person affected by the assessment of a false alarm fee per calendar year.