FFL Michigan



How To Get An FFL License In Michigan

Have you ever though about how to get an FFL license in Michigan and wondered what the associated cost may be including attorneys fees ?

If you wish to be in the business of selling and transferring firearms in Michigan the FFL licensing requirements are very strict and a qualified attorney can tell you what it takes, and how to get an FFL in Michigan.

Michigan FFL attorneys can be of great assistance if you are in the process of obtaining your Federal Firearms License. During this process you will learn that as a FFL dealer Michigan and federal gun laws may apply.

Representing gun dealers in matters concerning the Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, an FFL compliance lawyer can be of great assistance when learning about how to become and FFL dealer.

Michigan attorneys can also help you in matters concerning revocation of your Federal Firearms License and compliance inspections.

Having the help of someone that has been through the process on multiple occasions limits your chances of being denied.

Did you know that you can fill out the necessary paperwork yourself and possibly save thousands on legal fees ?

FFL Application Fee – Michigan

Fees vary depending upon the type of license you are wanting to obtain. Fees range from $30 for a C&R license up to $200 for other types of licenses.

These fees are required to paid when you submit your application to the ATF. The application fees in no way guarantee that you application will be approved.

There may also be fees imposed by the State of Michigan if you are wishing to start a business.

FFL Types

There are 9 different types of licenses that are available and each one gives you different options when it comes to handling, importing, repairing, manufacturing and selling firearms in Michigan.

Information on how to get a Home Based FFL in Michigan can be found on the home based FFL page it is more than affordable !

SOT Special Occupation Tax

Please note that if you plan on selling NFA items such as suppressors in Michigan you will need to apply for a SOT in addition to your chosen FFL. The SOT is a special occupation tax which grants you the ability to deal in NFA items.

Michigan 01 FFL License

Dealer in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
The Type 1 FFL License in Michigan allows you the ability to deal in Title 1 firearms, it also includes extraordinary Michigan gunsmiths that may take in and repair weapons.

Michigan 02 FFL License

Pawnbroker in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
The type 02 allows pawnbrokers the ability to take in and return to the person who holds the pawn ticket, firearms that they have loaned money on.

Michigan 03 FFL License

Collector of Curios and Relics (C&R)

The C&R license in Michigan allows individuals the ability to collect C&R firearms. These firearms must be manufactured 50 years prior to the current date, this does not include newly manufactured replica firearms.

With a C&R license you may purchase these collectable firearms and have them shipped directly to your home thus avoiding any Michigan FFL transfer fees and background checks.

Please note that avoiding the background checks and Michigan FFL transfer fees only apply to those firearms that fall within the category of C&R firearms.

You can not purchase modern day firearms with a C&R license. More information about how to get a C&R license in Michigan can be found at the link above.

Michigan 06 FFL License Get Your FFL Now

Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms
The type 06 allows you to manufacture ammunition ( with the exception of armor piercing rounds) and sell to the general public.

You do not need a 06 license if you reload as a hobby, however, you may not sell any ammunition you reload as a hobby to the general public without facing stiff fines and penalties including incarceration.

Michigan 07 FFL License

Manufacturer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The type 07 FFL license allows Michigan businesses to manufacture firearms and ammo and sell to the general public. It does not allow you to manufacture any firearm that may fall under the guidelines of the National Firearms Act, unless you also get a 02 SOT.

Michigan 08 FFL License

Importer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
The type 08 license allows you to import title 1 ammunition and firearms from other countries.

Michigan 09 FFL License

Dealer in Destructive Devices
The type 09 license allows you the ability to deal in title 1 firearms and those items which are considered destructive devices by the National Firearms Act. It does not include any other items that may be regulated by the act. Night vision goggles are not considered to be a destructive devices.

Michigan 10 FFL License

Manufacturer of Destructive Devices
The type 10 License allows you the ability to manufacture Title 1 firearms, ammunition, ammunition components and destructive devices.

It does not include armor piercing rounds or any other items that may be regulated by the National Firearms Act.


11 FFL License

Importer of Destructive Devices
The type 11FFL License allows you the ability to import Title 1 firearms, regulated destructive devices and ammunition.

Please note that the above descriptions are brief and you may find more information by visiting the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives website.

Can I Get A FFL With My Michigan Gun Trust ?

In short the answer is a resounding NO. A Michigan gun trust is neither a person or a corporation and therefore will not be issued a Federal Firearms License. However, a trust can be the owner of a LLC or Corporation which in fact can apply for an FFL.

Michigan FFL Dealer Requirements

As an MI FFL holder you must keep strict records of all transactions.

Each sale must be recorded and your paperwork will on occasion be audited by the BATFE.

You also must be at least 21 years of age with a clean criminal history.

A secure environment may also required as well as adhering to any State of Michigan , local or community laws, including zoning requirements if required.

You must be a legal resident of the United States.

If you have served our country in any of the armed services you must have had an honorable discharge.

You must not have been a psychological patient or a user of controlled substances.

Who Is Eligible For A Federal Firearms License In Michigan ?

Eligibility requirements for those individuals in Michigan who wish to apply for a Federal Firearms License is determined by the ATF. View the FFL eligibility requirements.

Getting an MI FFL license may enable you to purchase firearms and ammo at dealer prices. This may enable you to start a great new business or hobby.

Contact any of our Michigan Federal Firearms License Attorneys today to find out what any associated legal cost may be when learning how to get an FFL license in Michigan.


David A Bieganowski, PLC