Office of the Bay County Sheriff

Troy Cunningham, Sheriff

Bay County Law Enforcement Center
503 Third Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4050
Fax: (989) 895-4058

Concealed Weapons Applications

If you wish to apply and be considered for a permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW), you should pick up an application kit from our Records Division. Once you have complied with the requirements of the application, for example:

  • Pistol Safety Training Course
  • Passport-quality photo
  • Submit the completed application form to the Bay County Clerk's Office. You will be charged $105.00 at this time. The Clerk's office will issue you a receipt.
  • Bring the receipt to the Bay County Sheriff's Office between the hours of  9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. You will be finger printed at this time.

Your finger prints will be forwarded via Livescan to Lansing within a day or two and it will take approximately 10 days for processing. You will receive correspondence from the County Clerk when your application will be considered by the Gunboard.