How do I register a handgun?
First, you must obtain a purchase permit from the police department in the city or county in which you reside. You will need a valid Michigan driver’s license or Michigan ID card with current address. The purchase permit will cost you $5. You will have to pass a 15-question quiz on basic gun safety, and you will also have to possess a clear criminal record. The seller must complete and sign the purchase permit. To register the handgun, you must bring the completed purchase permit and the handgun (encased and unloaded) to the Law Enforcement Center for a safety inspection.

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1. How do I register a handgun?
2. Do I have to register a rifle or shotgun?
3. How do I obtain a Purchase Permit?
4. How do I obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW)?
5. What are the requirements for a Concealed Weapon Permit?
6. I have an old gun that I no longer want. What can I do with it?
7. I have some ammunition at home that I want to discard. How do I safely do this?
8. What kind of handgun does the Midland Police Department carry?