Apply or Renew Online with Our Office

Easily apply or renew online with our Office, but please note that you’ll need to appear in person at our Office to finish either process. After applying online, your application will be printed at the Clerk’s Office.

Renew Online with MSP

There’s no need to stop by our Office when renewing with MSP online. You’ll need the PIN number from your renewal letter to apply, or call us at (517) 546-0500 to request a PIN if our Office issued your current CPL.

CPL Applications

The County Clerk’s office of vital records will be closed from 12pm to 1pm on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

No new CPL Applications will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. Monthly maintenance will be performed the third Wednesday of every month between 8 – 10 a.m. We are unable to process CPL applications during that time.

After completing your application, you must visit the County Clerk’s Office and bring the following:

  • Completed CPL Application
  • A valid driver’s license or state ID card with a Livingston County address;
    • No photo is needed. We electronically import your Driver’s License photo.
  • Pistol Safety Training certificate for all new applicants;
  • Previous CPL license (if applicable);
  • $115.00 (new or renewal application fee) payable in cash, check or credit/debit card (access fee applies to credit/debit cards.)

CPL Renewals

An applicant is eligible for a renewal of a CPL if the license is not expired or has expired within a year before the date of application. If the license is expired for more than a year, the law requires that you take a new pistol safety training course and be re-fingerprinted after submitting an application.

Online Renewal Application

Those eligible to renew online will receive a renewal notice through the U.S. mail from the County Clerk containing a 16 digit PIN. If you do not have a PIN, please contact our Office via email at or call (517) 546-0500 to request one.


Fingerprinting is done in our Office from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Once you have submitted and paid for a new application, you will be fingerprinted. Renewal applicants will receive a receipt when submitting an application, but in most instances will not need updated fingerprinting, although a fingerprint check is initiated during the review process.

Certified Pistol Safety Training

Training Certification Guidelines
  • Effective October 11, 2017, the County Clerk’s Office will only accept Pistol Training Certificates or Safety Program Training Certificates with the original hand written signature of the course instructor.
  • For certificates issued on or after December 1, 2015, the certificate of completion must contain the following information:
    • The instructor’s name and telephone number.
    • The name and telephone number of the state agency or national firearms training organization that has certified the instructor.
    • The instructor’s certification number and expiration date of that certification.
Organizations Offering Certified Pistol Safety Training Courses:

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES)
(517) 322-6525

National Rifle Association (NRA)
(703) 267-1430  

Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO)
(517) 484-2746  

County Clerk
Jenny Nash, Livingston County Treasurer

Elizabeth Hundley
County Clerk

Kristi Cox
Chief Deputy County Clerk



(517) 546-0500


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Historical Courthouse

200 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 546-4354